Help with unlocking the locked top plate elevation


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OK, I am new to Chief Architect, and I am sure there is a simple way to edit this, but I am lost in finding it.  I am starting a new remodel project by building the existing plan.  The exisitng structure has 84" high exterior walls, 4/12 roof slope with cathedral ceilings, however, the top plate elevation is locked at 109 1/8" and I cannot find how to change this to the required 84".  I have the ceiling heights set to 84" and the default 1st floor set to 84", but the sections and elevations are still showing the higher plate height.  Any help appreciated.

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I am a Chief Architect 14 user, and an Architect.  I placed the question here based on your comment on ChiefTalk.  Do you have a solution to the issue?

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