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#1 Ben Ginther

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Posted 20 August 2020 - 03:13 PM

Lately the end posts of my deck railing automatically position at the height of the subfloor rather than the top of the deck. Where can I find the setting to correct that?



#2 Ben Ginther

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Posted 12 July 2021 - 08:05 AM

Does anyone have a solution for me?



#3 Henry Buckner

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Posted 12 July 2021 - 08:59 AM

When you edit the post, there's a box to set both the height of the post and the position of the post. I don't think you can

choose what the posts reference, but you can adjust the post position down to make it sit on the deck. 



#4 Mark Petri

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Posted 12 July 2021 - 09:04 AM

Is it just the ends that are close to the floor system or all the posts that adjust? Another option is to change the post heights (offsets) and then save it as another definition and see if it works on other decks.


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#5 Henry Buckner

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Posted 12 July 2021 - 10:21 AM

I think you have to adjust the posts separately.



#6 Jon Davis

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Posted 12 July 2021 - 11:14 AM

Are you putting the railings on, and then setting the height of the deck? If so try doing it the other way around. 


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#7 Ben Ginther

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Posted 13 July 2021 - 10:54 AM

This kind of thing happens whether I do it manually or auto railing. Often, the posts are all offset to the top of the subfloor.

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#8 Jon Davis

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Posted 13 July 2021 - 11:43 AM

that's odd... you may have to move it to where you want it, and right click > edit > uncheck the "cleanup" box so that it doesn't move on you.



#9 Joseph Smith

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Posted 13 July 2021 - 02:04 PM

That happens to me all the time, I change the left/right position then turn off cleanup.  SP claims major updates with stair/railings in 2022, we'll see if this continues.

 

 

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#10 Ben Ginther

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Posted 14 July 2021 - 09:23 AM

Thank you all! I was hoping I would not need to edit the post position every time.



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Posted 14 July 2021 - 04:38 PM

I didn't read thru this post very well, so if I'm way off base, understand. But if it is that the porch railing keeps popping up to inside finish floor level, i had that issue and Softplan techs said i needed to be using "guard rails" not just plain railing.

 

I made the change to using "guard rails" for porches, and problem fixed.  Makes sense now.






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