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Mod Existing Plan Walls To Be Higher

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I'm trying to modify and existing plan that has standard height walls to use 12' 2x6 (nominal) boards rather than standard studs. What I want to achieve is a first floor with approximately 10' ceilings and have an attic that has approximately 12"-16" stem walls on all exterior walls depending on the ceiling joist size I need to use. The cabin has a rough exterior dimension of 38' by 16' so I think I'll use 2"x12" boards at 12" OC for the ceiling joists, which will handle the 16' span and loads I need. If I do that I can have a reasonably usable unfinished attic as I'm using a 12/12 roof pitch. Anyway, I tried looking at changing wall heights, and/or ceiling heights, but can't achieve my goal. I don't want to have to start the plan over just to get the default wall/ceiling heights to take hold. 

 

Is there a way to modify all exterior walls to use 12' studs, have all interior walls use 10' studs to achieve roughly 10' ceiling heights, and let the balance of the exterior wall stud lengths float into the attic?

 

OBTW I'm using Home Designer Pro 2021...

 

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3 minutes ago, MadMacks said:

OBTW I'm using Home Designer Pro 2021...

 

Please update your signature by clicking on your user name at the top right of the page, click Account Settings, then Signature on the left.

 

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Spend some time going through the reference manual about setting floor and ceiling heights. 

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Open a wall and review the structure panel. Settings are there. Check Help for specifics.

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