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Floor structure build up and changing it

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We are far along now, with the draftsman finished and back with lumber yard quotes with an engineered floor system (and roof trusses.) I am going over the window design (firming schedule) and there are some rather difficult choices, or software defaults I am facing.

 

My main point is to see how the room span/windows feel with the true heights and looking out two VIP windows: at a cooking garden view counter and at sink. It looks like the headers might not have enough room now? Maybe I need to bring the windows down and that would bring the window locks/sash right in front of our faces, so I am worried about not thinking this through and of course, especially the headers +counter top height + windows being too tall. It's does seem like a draftsman and I were talking about this but I am not so sure; I must research this on my own first too before I ask for changes to come. 

 I have two defaults that I keep staring at, not understanding how to get past them, even if I must work it around by having the finishes be super large? I would feel more comfortable if 12 5/8 on the bottom was changed to 14" and the top was the same in the "stack" with the kitchen wing/project room/spare room , but only in the kitchen wing. The main parts of the house, or all other rooms will be 2x10's joists and for those, I would like to change it to 10". I think you all get my point? Any advice or work arounds would be appreciated.  Using AdvanTech subflooring, 5/8" drywall for the ceiling and 3/4" tongue and groove hardwood flooring (mostly). Thank you!

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765165229_ScreenShot2019-11-02at2_47_33PM.thumb.png.462cc8178b3039fda102e32cd92581aa.png I post this image to help point to the 12" 5/8 - it's like no matter how I try to pull the top up or the bottom, and by changing defaults, stem wall, I can't seem to think this through on how to change it to be 14" 

 

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Which program do you have? Pro, Architectural, Suite....? Just HD 15 doesn't help. If you have anything less than Pro, that's probably where your problem lies.

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Yes, Architectural won't let you adjust the joist depth. There have been other threads about what people do to make up for the differences.Search for them. It's a tough thing to get used to. Plus, if I remember right, the default floor uses I-joists only.

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