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I am looking for a solution. I have CA X10. I am fairly new to the software.
I have a old house I am trying to replicate on a plan. The first floor has 2"x7.75" floor joists that are connected directly to the sill plate which is a wood block 5.75"W x 7.75"H.
The wood block sits on top of a 8" CMU foundation wall.
There is a porch outside with the joists connected directly to the sill as well, BUT, it has a double rim joist (2) 2"x7.75"
I tried 2 things:
1. I set the foundation to have a sill plate of 5.75"W x 7.75"H. and the floor joists build on top of the sill.
Question 1: Can I tell the floor joists to build with the sill?
2. I set the foundation to have no sill and set the floor framing rim joist to 5.75"W x 7.75"H.
This worked accept for 1 thing BUT: when I build the porch outside it has a rim joist of 5.75"W x 7.75"H
Question 2: Can lock the framing for 1 or multiple rooms on a floor so when building new rooms on that floor they have different floor framing?
My solution is to set the foundation to have no sill, and manually place the sill on the foundation wall using a floor beam and build the floors.
Am I doing this all wrong or am I on the rite track?
I would appreciate any help. Garage(plate stays same as house with high ceiling) needs to be 24" off grade with CMU Walls for flood plain to btm of house floor jsts. (automatic vents or break away walls.. Then house pier and bm at 54" finished floor off grade which is 36"+- above garage/stg slab.
All house is pier and beam (designed by engineer).I do not know why I cannot get house to show pier and beam all around outside etc. deck by media room and garage is surpose to be hip roof. I will have steps down to garage driveway.
Hi - New to chief and getting into framing. Looked around the forums and couldn't find a link to this question: How do I change the automatic labels for my floor framing. I've specified 11 7/8 iJoists but the auto-labels say 3x12 joists - I can't send these plans out with that label. Although it is technically accurate from a nominal standpoint, it's not doing much for me as is. Any tips? Looked all around to try to fix this.
After hours of trial and and error, l am unable to generate floor framing for the second floor automatic or manual.
If someone could discover why and point me in the right direction I will be eternally grateful.
I am using the latest X8 on a surface pro 4 with I7 processor,8G Ram.
In Prospective View the 2 story new construction is not showing floor jsts enclosed etc Stair landing about 18" in not showing the wood floor to living area. small windows in Bathrooms are showing a horz. divided light and I cannot make it one light or verticle. This is a meterrian style home. the 2 story part is the first phase of the construction. and one story later. I am still working on the prelim. plans and will dress the front facade up later. Maybe a drive thru porte-co-chere on the front. Chief Architect x7.
any help would be appreciated.