CoachRob14

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  1. CoachRob14

    Floor Height

    Hey Guys, Just got in from Track Practice. So...I went ahead and took some actual pictures of the house I am trying to replicate... and then some pictures of where I currently am. I am pretty pumped up to be honest- probably amateur hour for you all, but for me, it is a major accomplishment to have as much done as I currently do have, since i have only been messing with Exteriors for about a week. Would love to hear any and all thoughts! Quinnipiac.plan
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    Floor Height

    Good Morning Everyone, I have a ranch style home- 2 car front facing garage and a deck that is 17' x 8". Floor 1 height is set at "0". When entering the house from the back of the garage, I walk up three 6" steps. Therefore, I want to set the Garage Floor height at -18", to create this level separation. Each time I change the garage height to -18", I click back on the living level, and it changed with the garage to -18". Each time I try and change the living plan back to 0", the garage changes back to 0" with it. DOES ANYONE KNOW WHY I AM UNABLE TO KEEP THESE AT 2 SEPARATE HEIGHTS? Home_Designer_Suite_2019_4_8_2019_8_08_49_AM.mp4
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    Floor Height

    There is no way that what I just did is legit... I just went to "create a rectangular feature"- drew a driveway rectangle- changed the material to asphalt...it LOOKS like a driveway- No way this can be correct, can it?
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    Floor Height

    Is this what you are referring to? "Subfloor height above terrain"?
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    Floor Height

    meaning... Do I use an elevation point? an elevation line? an elevation region? something else that Suite doesn't possess?
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    Floor Height

    I understand fully what you are saying. Floor is 0". Garage is -18" Therefore, in order for the driveway to show, grass level has to be below 18". I just don't know how to isolate just that space of grass to accomplish that.. Will keep trying.
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    Floor Height

    How does the program not understand I want a driveway here, not grass? lol I don't understand it. Home_Designer_Suite_2019_4_8_2019_10_39_58_AM.mp4
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    Floor Height

    Luckily, this house I am working on currently has a flat yard all the way across. Here is how smart I am so far- I have a driveway that is now covered in grass- and the grass covered my deck as well. smh- cant wait to figure this one out lol
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    Floor Height

    I know this is child's play for you all... But for me this is pretty good lol. I have become decent on the interior- can set up a kitchen, cabinets, countertops, furniture, etc... NOW- I need to take the final dreaded step- start getting into TERRAIN (which scares me lol)
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    Floor Height

    Okay... Looks like auto rebuild foundations did the trick! Thank You. I am SO FAR AHEAD of where I was 7-10 days ago, where I couldn't draw stairs or even conceptualize a deck, or raising/lowering floor levels. I think I need to learn to do things in the proper order. Thank you again.
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    Floor Height

    I went to the settings. I didn't see any options outside of "automatically rebuild foundation"
  12. CoachRob14

    Floor Height

    Sent a picture of the garage settings. Where do I find out if I have that option checked? If I checked it somewhere, I would like to uncheck it.
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    Garage Height

    Good Evening, Trying to create the following scenario... Garage (with no rooms above it). Park the gar, walk towards the back of the garage, and you have to walk up 2 stairs to get to "floor level" of the living space. In other words, if the Garage was at Zero, the living space of the house is about a foot and a half higher than that. how come, in this picture- my foundations don't seem to be aligned? The garage seems to be "floating". Can someone help me out with this scenario? I want to walk in the garage, walk up 2 steps, and be walking onto floor 1 (which is probably elevated 1 foot and a half higher than the garage floor).
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    Garage Height

    Looks like I have it where I want it (I think). As you said Ed- My living space floor height (Floor C) is at 0". My Garage Floor Height (Floor D) is at -18". So I have created a foot and a half differential, which is what I was looking for. Now that I've done it, I wish I understood why the living space is labeled as "Floor C", and the Garage "Floor D".
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    Garage Height

    I guess that was all it was. The stem wall was 22 1/2. I went to LEVEL 0, and changed the 22 1/2 to match the 37 1/2 of the living space. Now it is perfectly lined up! now I just want to go back, without messing that part up that I just fixed, and create that level separation. You are saying I should lower the garage, not raise the house, yes? But I don't want to change the height of the stem wall (because they are both perfectly aligned at 37 1/2"- so let me go see what wall or floor or ceiling or whatever I need to adjust to try and make this happen..
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    Garage Height

    Bottom. And I guess I just can't wrap my head around- Floor A, Floor B, Floor G, absolute this, rough that... I went to foundation, clicked build foundation. The garage, as you stated, defaulted to 22 1/2 stem wall. It also gave me a Floor (C) height of -26 1/8". So it is already giving me a negative. At the foundation level- when I clicked on the living space area, it has the stem wall at 37 1/2", yet is starting me with a Floor (C) height of -46 1/8".
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    Raised Ranch

    Hello Everyone, For anyone who may have been following along for past 2 or 3 days, may have seen that it literally took me 2 or 3 days worth of questions to wrap my head around how to create a raised ranch entrance way with a split level landing I really appreciate all of you who took the time to chime in and help me out. So I am super excited- I tried to create a new raised ranch starting from scratch. It only took me a few hours this time which is a major accomplishment- I successfully used a "room divider" to create my stairs as a "room", allowing me to drop the height of the floor half way between upper and lower level. Again, super excited to have accomplished this, and successfully created stairs that reach both levels with the desired amount of treads. Now, when I use the 3D view from the lower level (see picture below)- I am still getting the concrete foundation wall to the right- to avoid this, do I literally have to build an interior wall around the entire inside of the lower level foundation? What did I do wrong here? Same with the ceiling- you will notice the ceiling is not "finished". Pumped up- looking forward to finding out the answers to these so I can correct and add to my small but growing repertoire! Rob
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    Raised Ranch

    So while I am thrilled about my glass house version...Obviously I have flaws throughout. For instance- from this perspective view, how come I am not able to add exterior siding to the remained of the house, as I am attempting to do here. It is not letting me do so? Home_Designer_Suite_2019_4_5_2019_6_17_01_PM.mp4
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    Raised Ranch

    Good Morning, I would like to tackle setting up a Raised Ranch style home. Full Basement and First Floor Level separated by a Landing/Stairs that separate the two levels. Entrance way has stairs going up on the right (to the first floor level), and down on the left (to the basement). Can anyone help me get this ball rolling? Thank You
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    Raised Ranch

    Wow I can't believe it. I FINALLY got what I was looking for!!! I am sure there are flaws in it! I am sure the dimensions are not proper or possibly not realistic- I don't know how it affected walls to the left or right, or the bottom level where there should be storage under this stairwell. But i FINALLY got a raised ranch stairwell!! Well, at least half of it. I need to work on the other side that goes down into the lower level. I dropped the floor (Floor C) to 84"- I'm not sure if that is "building realistic", but it seemed to do the trick!
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    Raised Ranch

    Getting so much closer!!!! I was able to drop the floor in that one location!!! I think I dropped it to 96". And I was able to use the glass house view to align the front entrance door in correlation. Now, when I try to "open up the stairwell", I am getting a message that it "can not find the floor above"? Home_Designer_Suite_2019_4_4_2019_7_38_14_PM.mp4
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    Raised Ranch

    I fully understand what you are saying. I just don't know how to isolate that one section of floor to drop it down
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    Raised Ranch

    just don't know how I create a "floor" in that one spot, that doesn't span the length of the entire house! Also, I already dedicated "Floor 1" to be the living area- with this idea, I will need to call that "floor 2". How the heck do I transfer everything I did on "floor 1" and now label it as floor 2? ughhh
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    Raised Ranch

    So final step... Entrance way stairs No idea even where to begin- how do you start a staircase, inside of a doorway that is technically suspended between two floors? It's almost like I need to create a separate "floor" just for this entrance way.
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    Raised Ranch

    Wow- For crying out loud, I figured it out. My Floor Height (Floor C) was at 48". I dropped it down to 0, and now I am where I need to be.