MauiMike

Is it possible to have finished ceiling be one figure and outside stucco be taller independently before roof overhang starts?

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The house is basically a long rectangular shape with a depth of 46' without any support beams. Since there is no second floor, I assume the architect and engineer will solve this by calling for 46' long ceiling joists from engineered wood to span the depth of the house. So though the finished ceiling is 10' tall, these beams, which I'm guessing are around 12" - 16" tall, mean that the stucco on the outside of the house will be 10' tall PLUS the 12" - 16" of the beam and only then the roof/overhang will start. And if so, is there a way in HD Architectural to have the inside ceiling be 10' tall but the outside stucco be 11' tall and only then the roof starts?

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Set the interior "Finished Ceiling" to 11'. Build roofs at an 11' plate height. once roofs are built, then by way of the Room Specification Dialog - Structure Tab - Finished Ceiling Height, reset the Finished Ceiling to 10'. With "Auto Rebuild Roofs" OFF, the roofs will stay at an eleven-foot plate height but the interior ceiling will remain where you last set it at 10'. If I have understood what you want to do this should work.

 

DJP

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Thanks, David

Your suggestion worked!

Who needs features if you have workarounds ... ;-)

Is my thinking correct that having these joists will likely mean the stucco and roof overhang will be 12"-16" taller than the finished ceiling height?

Is putting these joists what builders/engineers typically do if one wants to avoid any supporting columns in an open floor plan?

 

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1 hour ago, MauiMike said:

I assume the architect and engineer will solve

 

You need to discuss with your engineer, then incorporate their recommendations into your plan.

 

  

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For sure, I just want to be a little knowledgeable about the likely solution before meeting with them.

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2 hours ago, MauiMike said:

The house is basically a long rectangular shape with a depth of 46' without any support beams.

 

After looking at your plan, you are asking about 46' ceiling joists. The house is 40x25. Where do you see a need for 46' joists?

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