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  1. alexdrafting

    Cursor lag in HD Pro 2017 on 2019 iMac

    Hi - I had a similar problem on an MacBook Pro. Holding down the CTRL key while scrolling with the mouse helped speed it up. However, I did eventually switch over to a Windows-based laptop and the issue disappeared altogether.
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    Widow's Walk

    I like the millwork around the treads. Adds a finishing touch.
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    Widow's Walk

    Thanks - that helps me visualize the access needed to reach the walk!
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    Widow's Walk

    Yay!! It finally worked! I'm very grateful to both you and Eric for the extensive feedback and eventually figuring out the software problem with HD Pro 2018, and how to work around the pony wall railing issue! On a personal note, I'm thinking of upgrading my software to avoid the pony wall glitch in the future.
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    Widow's Walk

    Interesting. Makes sense...will give it a try. Thanks Eric.
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    Widow's Walk

    Unfortunately, I didn't notice a difference. I'm current with updates as well. Something I just tried was changing the types of wall structures (brick, siding, ECF, etc.) used in both the upper and lower wall sections of the pony walls. It turns out that the pony wall behaves correctly with any of those wall types. However, if I use any of the railing settings for the upper wall section, it appears to display the railing in the lower section, and does change in height regardless of the height values I assign it.
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    Widow's Walk

    Hi Eric - I'm at a complete loss for why it's not working on my end. I've attached photos that portray the sequence of steps I've taken to adjust the height of the pony wall. As you can see in the photos, the wall does not change in height at all. And I downloaded the file which you're using (ie. the one I uploaded to the forum earlier) just to be sure I was using the same file as you. I really do appreciate the time you've taken to help me resolve this issue.
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    Widow's Walk

    Yes
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    Widow's Walk

    Hi, you're correct about not having applied any of the directions in the plan I uploaded. I submitted the wrong plan - sorry about that. I've uploaded the one where I've applied ALL of the directions, and yet still there is no control of the lower wall of the pony walls. Colonial House Design - wide draft1.plan
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    Widow's Walk

    Yes. And the four pony walls of the widow's walk (Floor 4) will then show railings for the upper section of the walls. However, there does not seem to be any control of the height of the lower wall of the pony wall...which is needed to create the recessed "swimming pool" structure.
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    Widow's Walk

    Attached please find the plan. It's a wide version of the first plan I uploaded. Colonial House Design - wide draft.plan
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    Widow's Walk

    Thanks JoAnn. Unfortunately, I did those things and still no luck. My drawing looks nearly identical to yours, with a room on the 3rd floor (inside the attic area) and an identical room above it on the 4th floor. No matter what I've done to this point, the software will not create the desired pony walls on the 4th floor. I can get it to create railings by selecting the options you indicated, but the railings only appear at the bottom of the 4th floor room where the lower wall of the pony wall is supposed to be.
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    Widow's Walk

    I'm sorry for requesting help on this topic again, but I am not able to make the topmost walls of the house (Floor 4, Pony Walls) display a railing section on the upper portion of the wall. This technique is shown in the 5-minute video, but I've not been able to get it to work on my Plan. Any guidance would be great, please.
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    Widow's Walk

    Hi Jo Ann - the stairs and hatch you posted is what I'm aiming for. Do the stairs up to the hatch originate from a series of stairs and landings located directly underneath, or are they a set of stairs on their own?
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    Widow's Walk

    Thanks again Eric! Seriously, your videos are incredibly helpful. Thank you very much for taking the time to create and post them, while also explaining the steps you're taking during the video! Considering how many posts you've contributed to the forum, I can only imagine the enormous number of people you've helped with this architectural software. It's inspirational! Thank you!