Green1

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Hi Guys, I'm trying to draw a roof top deck. I've drawn the room below as 12' walls and manually drawn a 1/4" per foot slope roof at 11' to make a roughly 12" parfait wall. Only the support beams will set below top of parfait wall, joist and decking above. I need a landing to extend past an outside wall for stairs. When I try to move this landing out it messes the wall below it up and changes the deck into 2 rooms. Can you help me? Only have X3, is that the problem? Thanks so much!

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I assume you mean a Parapet Roof...there is a KB article on doing those here:

 

https://www.chiefarchitect.com/support/article/KB-00295/creating-a-flat-parapet-roof.html

 

 

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Sorry, better carpenter than scholar. I have the parapet roof done. That link is nice though. The deck sets just above roof and over parapet for exterior stairs. The sloped roof below has to show with beams fastened to inside of parapet and joist on top?

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Probably best to post some images of what you have and are trying to do , , or post a copy of your plan so Others can have a look.

 

We also need to know what software and Version you are using at a minimum

 

M.

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1 hour ago, Green1 said:

 

Best to use Pics here , people don't always like downloading Files to their Computers from complete Strangers.....

 

From your PDF.....

 

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Post a copy of your .plan file please so others can then see exactly what you are talking about.

 

DJP

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I think the trick you need that will work in X3 is to actually do a Blank 3rd Floor (same as the 2nd Floor in the Tutorial) , so you can cantilever the Landing and the "Deck Walls" won't interfere with the 2nd story Walls , then change the Wall to Railings, , 2nd story will be 12" ( same as beams) 3rd story is set to Handrail Height, like this :

 

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M.

 

 

 

 

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WOW, you guys are tough. Can't get much right. Sure you've heard the saying "I have to try and build the stuff you guys draw".

Thank you Mick! That is my goal, but if you use the second floor as a roof, is there a way to show the 1/4 pitch on it? That's why I used a roof.

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The problem is Tony every Version of CA has different capabilities, and just cos I can do it in x9 or x10 does not mean the same method will work in X3. Also nobody wants to waste time on doing an x9/x10 Drawing just to test something if the OP can just Post his File ....while anyone with a newer version can open an X3 File there would be no point posting it back , as you couldn't open it and see the Fix , so we need to ask a bunch of questions.

 

As Far as I know the Sloped Flat Roof issue has always been a problem for Parapet Style Roof systems , I wasn't using CA at X3 though.. so I am not sure if there is another fix for it but I seem to remember ( x5) that most just indicated the Slope with Notes and /  or CAD lines in Section Views etc to be honest I am not sure X10 can do it Automatically Either we could use the Ramp Tool perhaps but that doesn't help you.

 

David Potter still has X3 on his Systems I believe , if you really need help he does Offer Services in the Services Offered Forum , see his links above in Post No#8 too.

 

M.

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Hi Tony,

 

I had a play this afternoon with this and I can make it work In X10 , not sure I did anything in particular X10-ish ( Tools etc ) but X10 may handle this better than Older Versions did ? - hope this helps a bit......

 

Mick.

 

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Thank you for your time Mick. That is really nice work! I had to step aside a couple days from frustration. Fortunately I don't have to make a living drawing.  I will try those tips and try not bother you again. Thanks again, Tony

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