DianeP

PORCH NEEDS BOTH POST TO BEAM AND POST TO RAIL

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How would you accomplish a rail system that had rail post to beam primarily but then a post to rail section?   I have attached a picture to show what I am trying to explain.  Thanks!!!

post to beam and rail.GIF

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I would build the railing getting your newels  with the correct spacing, then add the full height posts and beam manually.

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Something like this and add the beam manually.

 

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Thanks everyone for the fast response. Couple more questions if you don't mind.  Where is the setting that controls how high the post is above the rail?  I found a height for newels and post in the railing specification dialog, but it is grayed out so i can't change it. How do you add the full height post? Do you just make them and slide them on top of the existing posts? 

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13 minutes ago, DianeP said:

Do you just make them and slide them on top of the existing posts? 

 

Yep.

 

A CAD Detail From View will show centers of the post in the rail. Draw CAD lines in it from the centers, copy and paste them back in your floor plan to use in centering your added posts.

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Diane,

If you start with a standard rail, you can adjust the newel post height. In my example, I started with the long railing as a standard rail and the two side rails as post to beam. I then broke the long railing at the first post and reversed the short railing section to make it different than the longer section. Changed the short section to post to beam. No newels added manually. you will need to add the beam manually.

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Thanks everyone.  Jon I think you got me on the right track.  I found that I should be using the  straight deck railing and it gives the option of changing post heights.  But why does the 2D look like this and how can I fix it?  Thanks!

railing 2D.GIF

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What are the 4 walls off of the 9' wall?

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I don't know.  That is the way the railing draws in 2D......  Ok, figured it out.  It is the way the Todays Traditional Template draws the railing in 2D.  I will open a different template and find one that I like and copy/paste it into the drawing.  

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