I'm running Chief Architect Premier X12, and I'm working on a porch that I'm trying to get just right. The goal is to have posts on either end that are to the ceiling, with a third column in the center that is to the rail. I've attached a PDF of how I have it now, but I had to manually add the center post after the fact.
My question is: do we have a way to automatically make that center post of a different height, or is that something I'll just need to do manually each time?
I'm trying to create an as-built with the porch as shown on the photo on the right (in the screenshot attachment). I've got the upper porch and ramp in place but can't get the lower porch to drop 16". I thought it would be as easy as adjusting the room floor down 16" but that doesn't seem to work. I've attached the PLN file (zipped X14). Any input on how to do this would be welcome.
I am modifying a plan & I needed to remove this section of a porch that extended along the entire front and had a continuous concrete slab. When I shorten the wall on the left to the width I need it, it automatically deletes the slab floor in this section & the siding/walls are leaving a gap. I tried deleting the walls all together and replacing them with a new wall and nothing changed. I tried lowering the porch flooring an inch lower than the garage (which is -24) and this still happens. The original slab is a 0.
Any idea how to fix this issue please and thank you.
I am using the railing to auto generate columns and beam for an exterior porch.
For some reason, the railing is generating 4 -1/2 columns, where only 3 are needed.
The spacing is set to 8' o.c. for the columns.
How can I correct this so that only 3 columns are being generated?
Any feedback is appreciated.
See attached plan file and circled area on the pics.
I have been learning a lot about building porches, both manually and using Railings.
I used a Room Divider to make the concrete pad. Then a molding profile to add 4" around it.
I made a 1x1 sq profile and made my beam, and added in my columns.
I built several porches trying different roofs, but end up with no gable end wall.
I tried added an exterior wall and making it an attic wall, which added some frieze boards, but the wall just covered my porch from concrete up.
Not finding much on videos for porches.