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Framing - Wall Detail

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I have added a roof beam and supporting post via my floor plan but they don't show in the wall detail where the beam ends and the post is located.

What am I doing wrong?

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I usually illustrate that type of thing by editing a wall stud in the detail to be the post and then add a cad box to represent the beam.

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I also see that an added post will not show in the wall detail, even if " Framing, Posts " layer is turned on

in the detail.  It will show in a framing over view.

 

Might this be a bug ?

 

Editing a stud per Chopsaw does it.

 

 

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1 hour ago, JJohnson said:

I also see that an added post will not show in the wall detail, even if " Framing, Posts " layer is turned on

in the detail.  It will show in a framing over view.

 

Might this be a bug ?

 

Not sure it would be considered a bug as wall framing details are a pretty specific use.  Posts and beams will show in a section view but sometimes it is easier to show in the wall detail if you are including them in the plan set any way and it would be wrong to show the wall details without that added detail IMHO.

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Thanks for the responses. Nice to know I'm not totally mystified about the details of Chief...

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Might this be a bug ?

 

No, it's not. The beam will create a pocket with gang-studs but the wall needs to be framed after the beam is installed. The post is a separate item, and not part of the wall framing. Very simple to adjust in the wall detail. 

Keep in mind that there's no way Chief is going to be able to get the framing exactly how you like it. There's too many variables, like regional methods/requirements and framer's preferences vary from one to another.

 

Example, Chief will probably place a plate in the pocket below that beam, but most framers would run the gang-studs directly to the u/s of the beam.

 

Another example, in some regions, framers would just install gang-studs regardless of the loads on the beam, whereas in other areas, the load would be analyzed and if it exceeds the gang-stud and bottom plate bearing capacity, an appropriate column would be spec'd. Now, if a beam load is large enough to require a steel column in the wall, how is Chief supposed to accurately place the right column? There's so many different types of steel columns and availability varies regionally. 

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14 hours ago, robdyck said:

Might this be a bug ?

.......The post is a separate item, and not part of the wall framing. Very simple to adjust in the wall detail.......... 

 

 

That's a good way to think about it, makes it logical.

 

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