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Bay Window Walls and Foundation Questions

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See picture Align Walls to Lower Floor

ISSUE 1 Align 2nd Floor Wall with front of 1st Floor Bay Window

A] I generate my 2nd floor based upon the first floor.  In the picture labeled "A" I move the wall back to show my issue better.

B] when I select the wall over the main first floor wall and position it near the original wall I get the Align with lower floor Icon

C] when I select the wall over the front Bay window wall and drag it over that wall the Align with lower floor Icon does not show up.  Note the Bay window was create as a window and not part of the original exterior walls

How do I align with the front wall of the Bay window.

 

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ISSUE 2 Overhung Bay window without a Foundation

A separate issue I have is that the bay overhangs the foundation but the floor is even with the rest of the 1st  floor and not raised.  By default when I add the Bay Window it creates a foundation under it.  When I select the bay window and change select has raised floor @ 1 inch.  It looks more like my house but I cannot select Has Raised Floor with a Height Raised of 0" as it just unselects the Has Raised Floor.  Is there a way to represent this correctly?  Pictures of Default Elevation, Elevation with Raised Floor of 1", Inside picture and the Bay/Box Window Specification.

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Suggest you draw your own bay as there are limitations when using the Bay Window tool.

 

You align walls between floors with the Reference Floor Display. Control drag the wall into position.

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OK Eric   :rolleyes: ,

 

And any explanation for how to go about doing that?  So now I have to customize the floor joist and extend them over the sill etc.  Someone have examples for modifying floor framing the online video's don't seem to cover that.

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Is this what you are wanting?

 

I'm guessing you have auto rebuild foundations on, so when you add something like the bay, you will get a foundation under it.

 

 

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OK, that got me most of the way (See iso_2a) however I need to lower the ceiling in the bay area.  I tried to break the room up into 2 rooms and change the Open Items Structure Ceiling height which it does but it is not having any affect from what can tell.  Further the Floor Above seems to be tied to it and change at the same time See (floor_2c aand nook options_2d.

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Do you want the roof lowered too, or just the ceiling?

 

 

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I played around with this last night, doing it several different ways.

 

The easiest way I found is to use a Custom Countertop. It can be shaped to follow the bay, and will accept a molding (crown) if you are using one.

 

Just change the finish to drywall and it blends seamlessly with the wall.

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Interesting solution.  So it looks the part but that won't be proper for the framing etc.

 

Did yours just snap the molding in place?  My Crown was warping into the bay area so I used a room divider and deleted the crown molding in the bay area but it does not continue across the main room.

 

Thanks again for all the help

 

Mike 

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No need for a room divider, but you do need to apply your molding to the countertop.

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You would typically use a Soffit for this, but a Soffit can only have 90 degree corners, A Custom Countertop can take many shapes.

 

You could use Frame Lowered Ceiling, but you would still need to close in the front with a Soffit or Custom Countertop etc. 

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