Dissapearing deck

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Maybe this has already been addressed but, can someone explain why my deck structure keeps disappearing.  I have attached picture to explain.  I can draw a stand alone deck and it looks great.  The minute I attach it to a building, it drops my the decks.  Labels, area, railings all there but no structure. What am I doing wrong, or is there a setting I need to change?

Thank you in advance,





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That will happen when you loose room definition.  You need to make sure you have a positive connection to the building to form the room with a forth wall shared with the house.  If you are having difficulties and it is not that simple you can always post your plan file and someone will usually take a look for you.

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Just check this box



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