Hi All, I have Chief X12 and I'm trying to use the auto stairwell function. I have created a staircase and from what I've read online so far, when I select the stairs, the "Auto Stairwell" button should appear but it's not. Can someone please tell me how to use this function in X12? Or if it's not available in X12, what is the easiest way to create a slanted ceiling above stairs to create a manual stairwell? TIA
I've been learning CA for about a month and have some challenges on a plan that I cannot figure out. I have attached a perspective with color markups and the plan. I would appreciate some input on how to fix these items.
1. Red: The 2nd floor system is 14" trusses. I cannot figure out how to fill the two indicated areas.
2. Blue: I cannot figure out how to get rid of the stair rail against the wall without losing some of the wall behind.
3. Green: I cannot figure out how to put a cap on this half wall; also there is no ceiling drywall directly above it.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Here is an interesting issue, (at least for me)... I drew this stairway and created the stair well but when I go to a camera view, the wall comes in at the floor level. The basement is 11" thick ICF and the main level is 2x6 so in real life there is a lip on top of the ICF wall going back to the thickness of the 2x6 wall. I can't figure out why when I draw it like this the lip actually comes in at the framing level of the main floor. When I look at a cross section it actually looks like a section of the ICF wall is slid into the stairwell at that level.
The floor trusses are 22". I have attached a picture of the project, I am already well underway with this, I am just trying to make some as built drawings so I can work on interior design stuff.
I can probably make due with it as it is but I am just wondering if anyone wants to try and figure out what I am ,missing here.
Hello, I'm a new comer to chief architect and need help building the attached stairwell.
Please advice how to go about making this. The colored in area is drywall with built in wooden handrails.
I am doing a story and a half addition with a staircase in the rear corner of the addition. Chief balloon frames the walls around the auto generated stairwell. My Exterior walls are 2"x 6" 16" O.C which is more than enough beef to hang the stairs on. I do not want to balloon frame these walls. I tried breaking these walls and doing a frame rebuild to no avail. I want to run plates on top and bottom and rim and band just like the normal floor platform.
There is nothing structurally wrong with the way chief generates it but it is a lot stronger to frame it the way I want. Instead of using open below I tried using a poly-line and cutting a hole in the floor platform but that is tedious for sure and almost impossible to get everything to line up. if I spent hours I could re-frame in 3D frame view but that does not even show up when you do a frame section of the wall.
Any suggestions anyone.?