Designating Interior Structural Walls vs Non Structural


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I have Home Designer Pro and thought it would be useful to designate interior walls that are structural from non-structural walls so that I can have layout sheets for the builder to make it very easy which walls need to be completed before installing roof rafters on a large shed roof. Any tips to have certain walls show in a layer and to hide others without making another file and deleting them?  Thank you

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*** I see you said Pro ***

 

Answers often depend on which title (Suite, Pro etc) and version (2018, 2019 etc) you are using.

 

You can help everyone by adding that info to your signature (see below for how to turn them on) by clicking on your user name at the top right of the page, click Account Settings, then Signature on the left.

 

Doing so makes it always available, and keeps others from having to hunt for it.

 

And, turn on signature display too.

 

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Resources for self help:

 

The built in Help System (always a good place to start)

 

 

 

 
Home Designer - Getting Started - Setting Preferences and Defaults
 
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What I commonly do for remodeling work is to make copies of wall types using the "Copy" command in the "Wall Specification Dialog - Define Dialog" taking "Interior 4" and making a copy of it called Interior 4, New and designating "Interior 4" default wall as "Existing". The same actions could create your default wall type as "Non-Load bearing" and the copy with a different fill type to represent your "Load Bearing" walls. If I had so little confidence that my carpenters need that elementary level of guidance, I would fire them and hire someone who knows how to carpenter.

 

DJP

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David, thanks for the feedback.  I have been experimenting with this for several months on a limited basis. Actually, its not having a lack of confidence of the carpenter, but I wanted to bid out the structural framing and shell, then will finish the inside myself.  You have a great point though.

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