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RIOS-5
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The attached building sections show a continuous firewall from foundation to roof between living units. Section - 1 shows the correct location of the wall resting on the foundation. However, when I add the floor system it bumps up the wall, see Section - 2. The detail calls for a ledger board or rim joist to be attached to the side of the firewall so the floor joists can be attached. I have tried to use the adjust command, the move command, added a single rim joist to the firewall and manually added the sub-floor, floor joists, ring joist and sill plate but to no avail. Any suggestions?

Bill Wimberley
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Usually, automatic cleanup is your friend. But other times it can give you fits. This is one of those times.

To keep the wall from moving up on top of the floor system edit the wall, click the Common tab, and uncheck Cleanup.

Do the same thing for your floor system components. Turn off cleanup for everything that isn't adjusting the way you want it. After turning Cleanup off you should be able to place your ledger board on the side of the wall and have the joists adjust to it.

 

Bill is the owner and maintainer of SoftPlanTuts.com

RIOS-5
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Bill,

Thank you, that method worked to perfection. I won't forget this new approach.