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Good Afternoon - 

 

I have put in some half walls and some beams to an interior space.  Where the half walls are, they block my beams.  It appears that they are invisible above where they show on the bottom and then blocks the beam at the ceiling.  Is there a different way to do a half wall so that it doesn't do that?  Picture below shows what I'm talking about... that beam is drawn all the way to the window but when I put the half wall in that beam disappeared.

 

I'm running X9 Interiors on a Windows 10 platform.

 

Thanks in advance.

Tami

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What are you using for the beam -- a framing member, p-solid etc?

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Thank you for your reply - no - it's purely decorative being added.  I added it using the soffit feature.

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I did a quick test using a soffit, a p-solid and a framing member, all crossing 2 half walls and all extended past.

 

You might post your plan file.

 

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Select the beam and cut it. Go to the attic and Paste/Hold Position.

 

Open the beam and enter a -8" in Floor To Bottom. That should get you close -- may need to adjust up or down a bit.

 

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Happy to help. 

 

If you are current with SSA and have a minute, I suggest sending in to support. 

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Those actually aren't beams, those are soffits.  You can consider using actual Beams, polyline solids, slabs, solids, etc.  And you can also block that soffit and it will behave better.  You can also draw them 3-1/4" wide instead of 3-1/4" deep.  That's about all I have for you though.  I actually almost never use soffits for anything.  I've never understood while so many users like them so much. 

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Does Interiors have all the 3D solids tools?  I know the "Home" Line doesn't so Soffits are your only option other than Shapes, though I thought everyone had Slabs?

 

M.

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