Adding Custom Metal & Cable Hand Rail on Top of Railing Wall


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I'm using Home Designer Pro 2022 edition and am stumped. I'm working on a remodel and want to add an extension onto the existing railing in a loft space rather than demoing the existing pony wall and starting from scratch. I've modeled the space as is and then just created an architectural block using the soffit tool to make it look the way I want BUT I'm not able to stack my metal hand rail block directly ON TOP of the existing railing. I originally drew the loft wall as a "railing" and also tried it as a "pony wall" but either way I'm not able to stack my block on top. Any help is appreciated! See photo for reference. 

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*** I see you said Pro 2022 ***



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Previously I was trying to "nudge" my top rail block to be placed above the half wall but it wouldn't work. After playing around more I found that if I made the half wall "invisible" I was able to place the hand rail block and then make the wall "visible" again and it worked....don't know why but it did!  


Is there a more direct way of going about this for future?

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