Hi Neil can you be more specific, so others can chime in? Could you upload some images showing the NZ AU differences if you have a minute?
Custom changes get lost—situations where changes to wall parameters happen pretty often after custom changes are made.
When you make a change by adding a member/s to walls with the beam tool or other, the process to save these items is:
1.Draw the extra member
2. Select the wall and the member ( group or component or beam object) click +Walls
3. Right-click the wall and the items you wish to add to the wall ( Use Shift)
4. Select +objects to wall
5. To add new objects select Add Object to wall
to remove pre-existing objects select Remove All Objects
An option to set a NEW DEFAULT after changes have been made to a wall?
Have you seen the video I did on creating Vignettes? This saves wall-type configurations, I have not tested it to remember plate overrides, yet It won't work for manual overrides (at this stage). If you could add a few screenshots of your preferred frame configuration, that would help. I will get them into development.
Ideally, we get a consensus before making changes, as many framing options are specific to carpenters/builders' preferences instead of to Code. I was under the impression New Zealand and Australia worked under the same timber framing code. AS1684?
Currently, you can change the bottom plate size and grade as you asked in the email you sent; you can do this on one wall or multiple walls by:
1. [b]Select a wall
( Space bar is the keyboard shortcut for select) you can use Shift to select multiple walls. Or you could right-click a framed wall and select all connected walls
2. Hover over +Walls
3. left click on ADV. framing option
4. Scroll down to Bottom plate Override
and choose the material size, grading and treatment type ( See image below for detailed instructions)
Note: you can also change the Junction configuration from/to standard 4Stud 3 Stud to 2 Stud corner, California Corner, and you can offer your top plates, so they lap the adjoining adjacent wall (instead of using Gangnails/Nail plates)