Staggered 2x4 Stud Walls on common 2x10 bottom/top plates


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Using Home Designer Pro 2024.

I want to create a wall type whose main layer consists of 2x10 bottom and top plates and 2x4 studs staggered 24" OC along opposite sides of the plates (leaving a 2.25" space between stud rows that is void of studs). 

If I create the 2x10 plates, then HDPro uses 2x10 studs (not what I want).

If I create a 2x4 layer, a 2.25" air gap, and a 2x4 layer, I get staggered studs, but on separate, unconnected, uncoordinated 2x4 plates (not what I want).

I think this is a not-uncommon wall configuration for achieving high R values, but it seems HDPro can't handle it.

I prefer not to get into manipulating individual studs.

Any way to get HDPro to create 2x10 plates with staggered 2x4 studs on opposite sides of the plates?


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You can't do it automatically, but after framing you can resize and delete the plates in a framing camera view. The only problem is you can't turn auto wall framing back on. It wouldn't be to bad if your just doing a few walls dividing a Townhouse or Apartment.

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