Deck post placement in plan view


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2) In the railing wall dialog, Newels/Balusters -- Plan Display


Pro may not have this.




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To see the railing posts in plan view, you have use a template that shows them ie: the Cottage template.


What you can do is find which template allows the posts to show, copy/paste the rail into the current plan, you can  also do that for windows and walls.


Also why was the deck built that way? also the rails were 1" thick and used panels. Don't use a deck as landing, use the landing tool.

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David Potter,  I usually have been using the black cad block for most of the deck newel posts.  I just thought I remembered playing around with the railing once before and the post appeared on plan view with out the cad blocks.  I may need to upgrade to Premiere one of these days. Thanks for your  Reply.




That process of using an existing template may be the way to go since it saves time and automatically sets the newel post in place.   

Also, I usually use the deck railing tool as a landing since it also sets the post/piers and decking boards in place automatically. 

Thanks for the tip.



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