Can we get Interior Wall Openings to span a break??

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  • #13568
    Alreedbuildersalreedbuilders
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    Stairs is not the only time I have come across this where I wa not able to put an opening across an interior wall break. See attached Photo.

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    #13576
    Jkzimmjkzimm
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    I don’t see how that can be done. Walls are the brains of the program. They contain information on framing, on materials, interaction with other objects , like trim / roofs and in both 2D and 3D.

    So, if an opening spanned a break / wall intersection, how would you define framing – by break or by opening.

    BUT, the programmer’s / developers have given us Corner Windows, which do span rules for corners. So who knows what they can come up with.

    Jack

    zimmerdesign.com

    #14023
    OribhaborOribhabor
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    Can you customize a shorter door? And then not install the door in the end?

    #14026
    FynrDzynrFynrDzynr
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    Sometimes moving the wall break works

    #14058
    Alreedbuildersalreedbuilders
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    Hello,

    I’m not breaking at an intersection where walls come together. Sometimes I have to change wall finishes meaning a wall break has to be made or like on the case of the stair wall having to be broken because one portion of the wall is sloping under the stairs then a standard straight wall added right after the sloping wall and no way to install an opening that would span the two walls.

    #14059
    Alreedbuildersalreedbuilders
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    I did try shortening the opening also and that did not work either. I just modified the plan set to show the opening. Just figured that since we can do it on exterior walls now that you could also do it with interior walls.

    #14063
    CpittsChantale
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    Hi
    It is the shape of the wall. It will not allow an opening between walls with dissimilar shapes. The trapezoid wall shape is the issue. If it was not sloped, the opening would go in a wall break.

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    Jkzimmjkzimm
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    Hi Al,

    Give this a try.  My assumption is that the landing is ‘offset’ , so you do not have a full height wall that is wide enough under the landing to insert a door.  The door is falling at the break of the angled wall and the full height landing wall.

    The angled under stair wall must be broken and angled. There are no changes in this method to those steps. Break the wall, set slope as needed. Leave full height section full height.

    Instead of inserting an opening, insert a NICHE. The niche can be set to a shallow depth of maybe 2″. It is sized to be the size of a door, say 36 x 6’8″.  That should span the break.

    Now take a member 2×10 ?  , rotate it to create the angled wall appearance. Select it , right click , select adjust to plane, click on option to set to Degree and something around 41 deg to 43 deg should come close to stair angle. Now elevate it . Assign wall material.

    The NICHE is just a recess in a wall so it has ‘drywall on it’s face. Use that face with the paintbrush to add a wood grain.

    In Interior Accesories under Architectural Details are some Door Knobs you can add to make the door look real.

    In plan view you would have to mess with the 2D lines / adding a swing for document purposes.

    Break / Add Niche / Add Slope by Degree Member /  Paintbrush and Door Knob.

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