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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?