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Tried out 1.0.6 and its awesome! No trimmers and custom header added for non-bearing walls. Thanks!

I have tried this and it does seem to space studs appropriately around corners, but after placing the first wall, the second wall tends to back track and start on top of the first wall. This "back tracking" changes the first wall so it is shorter than desired and in my case it happens to be a balloon wall that can't have its length changed. I've tried to figure out "Wall Corner Start" and "Wall Corner Stop" in the "Draw Rectangular Wall Assembly" dialog so as to have direct control over where a wall starts and ends in polyline mode, but it eludes me. Is there a way within polyline wall mode to have the second wall start on the inside of the first wall and then the third wall to start on the outside of the second. The first and third walls are balloon walls on gable ends so I don't want them to get manipulated. This is why I thought building individual walls with an offset might work.

Advanced Framing or Optimum Value Engineering (OVE) uses stacked framing with single top plates such that trusses line up with 2nd story wall studs, which line up with 2nd story floor joist, which line up with 1st floor wall studs such that loads are transferred directly down through the structure. This means that wall studs need to be spaced appropriately to line up with members above. Unfortunately, I don't see a way to set an offset where to place the second stud within a wall. For example, and for a 2x6 wall with stud spacing of 24" and a wall placed inside a perpindicular adjacent wall, I want to place the middle of the second stud at 18.5" in from the end of the wall. Now if I include the width of the adjacent perpendicular wall (5.5") plus the distance to the middle of the second stud (18.5"), I get a stud 24" away from the corner which lines up with the 2nd story floor joist, second story wall stud, and roof truss.

Is it possible to add a "stud offset from start of wall" parameter to allow precise placement of studs within a wall, or is there some other way to achieve precise stud alignment?

Thanks for the explanation, I deleted the existing medeek_lumberpt within the material tray and updated the walls and now have the new color.

Unfortunately, it appeared to me (and I am sure most users to come) that the material tab under global settings isn't working and you might have to explain why many times over. 

It almost seems as though the material tab under global settings needs to be disabled after the first wall is built, after all, once the first wall is built you can no longer edit colors since the old colors exist in the material tray.

I don't know if its even possible, but the optimum solution would be for the plugin to check and see if the material existed in the Sketchup material tray, and if it does, then prompt the user to say that this material already exist, do you want to delete the old color associated with the material and replace it with the new color? Yes or No

Since there is an easy work around, I am not sure this enhancement is worth it but if so, it would seem to be a low priority given all the other major features being rolled out.

Can't seem to get the pressure treated plate to show up dark green. I changed it within global settings as shown and a selected yes for PT Bottom plate within the Draw Rectangular Wall Assembly dialog. No big deal but wanted to get it reported if it is indeed broken.

Looks great, bright red is good for me as I want it to stand out and get my attention. I think this would work equally as well on the global settings popup windows, basically anywhere that a change has been made but not yet saved. 

Within the "Draw Rectangular Wall Assembly" dialog (for that matter any dialog with an "Update" button), consider changing text to a red color when a parameter has been changed but before the "Update" button has been pressed. In this way you can see all the changes you have made before hitting "Update". Red text also indicates that if you start to draw a wall, then you are not using the "red" updated parameter. Hopefully this is the right place to recommend enhancements?

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