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Adjusting Deck Post

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I am trying to adjust the position of posts that hold up the roof on a covered deck. The current posts which are part of the deck railing, were automatically generated when the deck was created. How do I manually position the posts?

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Dave I am using Pro 2016. I just dont see anyway to move the posts. Maybe I have to enable a certain view?

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Click on a Rail to open it's specification box..

 

Click Newel/Balusters....

 

In Newels/Post adjust the spacing...

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Sorry, I missunderstood your question, LawB10 nailed it for you. Do as he suggests.

 

DJP

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Thanks guys, but I am trying to replicate the attached. You can see the pole spacing is not uniform. Do I need to break the railing and change the spacing to acheive this look?

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Sometimes the default post objects do not work (as in this case) so what you do is to set Newel posts to 1/16" (so they will not show) and then place post objects manually, so you can precisely set their spacing. You can use a post object or use a custom slab, shaped like a post or even a soffit reshaped to appear like a post and then place those objects as you wish.

 

DJP

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In this situation, I would set the Newels/Balusters Spacing parameter to something greater the the total length of the railing. This will eliminate all but the two end post -- which your drawn in post will cover.

 

I don't see a break in the railing for stairs, but if needed, just place and size a doorway in the railing to create the opening.

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As David suggested, I ended up setting the Newel/Post Width to 1/16 and manually adding columns from the library.

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Hi David,

 

Is it possible to edit the footing spacing for deck posts in the Architectural version? The page https://www.homedesignersoftware.com/products/product-chooser.html indicates this is possible, but I can't seem to be able to select the footings like you did in the video you posted above. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/cxonhjuat1zvbj9/Screenshot%202016-03-22%2023.29.45.png?dl=0 

 

Thanks,

Justin

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