I am looking for the correct process in adding a beam that is set on top of the walls and in the floor. In the past I always added the beam in drawing mode and have left the top of beam the same height as top of wall, and then had a reference note. I would like to start doing it the correct way, where the beam is actually in the floor, but when I try this I do not get the results I am looking for. What I want my outcome to be is that the beam is placed in the floor and when I add the floor joist the joist attach to the beam. I have tried adding the beam first, and I use auto trace I get "Could not find a load-bearing enclosure", when I try manual trace it does not cut out for the beam. I have tried adding the floor system first then the beam, and still the floor does not cut out for the beam.
I know I can Control+E and edit each floor joist to cut out for the beam, but I would think there is a better way to do this. Any suggestions or process flow would be great.