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Is there any way to adjust the wall plates to be smaller in the Buy List view.  They are sized at the length of the house for outside wall which results in 40 foot plates.  How can I get the plan to adjust to a maximum size in the framing details?

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Open Help and review Structural Member Reporting.

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Thanks for response.  I have looked at that. That doesn't control framing assumptions. When I automatically generate framing for walls, the top and bottom plates are assumed be the full length of the house exterior. This is usually over the 20 foot maximum lumber that I have defined in the Structural Materials list for 2x6s and 2x4s. When I calculate the materials for the plan, the Buy List shows these long top and bottom plates at their actual length which is over the 20 foot maximum I have set.

 

I am looking for a way to influence the framing assumptions that are made to apply a maximum size when defining those framing dimensions.  I couldn't find anything about this is in Help.

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I don't use the materials list, and don't really understand how the Structural Member Reporting works, but here is what I get.

 

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I have not figured a workaround for this, other to piece in (edit all the wall framing) the plates the way they will likely be done.  Open up the wall framing detail for your 26' wall, see where the 16-foot stock lengths get cut to land on stud centers, and edit accordingly.  

 

Why bother?  

 

Ideally, since Chief won't do this for you, in the same material list, one could get only the plates to list out as total lineal feet, then divide by 16 or whatever, and add up for cut scrap.

 

For now, one takes one look at materials doing framing all as total lineal feet, then a second using the buy list and structural member reporting.

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2 hours ago, GeneDavis said:

have not figured a workaround for this

I don't understand what the problem is.  As Eric demonstrated above, its very easy to get Chief to return the desired maximum lengths. 

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Ok. I get it now.  I needed to check the option to Consolidate Unhanded Boards. This will use the maximum length in the Buy List Board Sizes to create the long plates, etc. If you don't check that option the Buy List includes the actual length of the board as calculated for framing (i.e., 69 foot top and bottom plates).

 

thanks for all of your help.

 

 

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Thanks, I get it now, too.  Had to learn what "assemble" means.

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