I am trying to add a 12′-0″ wide door in a gable wall that is 8′-0″ tall with a 2′-0″ tall transom above. So overall header height is about 10′-0″. The door is 1′-6″ from the corner where the spring line height is 10′-4 1/2″ from the floor. The issue I keep having is that I get an error message saying that the max header height can only be, say, 9′-4″. I’ve tried different header widths but nothing seems to work. There is also a 4′-0″ x 4′-0″ above that centered on the gable wall that’s giving me the same header height issues. Can you please help?
Gable openings are a known issue – currently the top of the opening has to be below the wall height on each end. Trying to resolve this and include in future release.
My current workaround has been to edit the gable wall and model the openings “manually” – you can use the standalone lumber tool to create the headers, etc. – you can copy and edit the adjacent studs and edit to fit. Not ideal, but works until we can get it automated.
I’ve tried to manually frame in the openings in the gable wall and have done so by adding/ altering the framing first. Then when I turn on the right & left sheathing layer to cut out the opening it reverts all framing back to the original wall layout. Should I be cutting my openings in sheathing first?