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Creating a backfilled basement

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Is there a way to fill in a basement garage (i.e. the garage is on the main floor and underneath is not a room, just backfilled cement) ?   I have a ceiling over it but it still looks like a room in a cross section...Cheers!

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Thank you, no, I want to detect that there is not an empty room under the garage but instead basically an 8 foot high slab of concrete... 

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Do you understand that's not how it would be built?

 

The void would be filled with compacted earth, or more likely, never excavated. 

 

If you want to show a block of concrete, use the slab tool to fill the space.

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You are of course absolutely correct; the builder advised me that it would be backfilled with earth. Would there be a way to portray this? I tried building a wall and that seemed to work not too badly but authenticity would be better if possible...

Thanks & cheers!

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There is no simple way to model 3D dirt. The software creates surfaces, not solids. A slab, for example is hollow, as seen in the cross section view you provided.

 

That said, you could use a slab (paint with a dirt material) and position your cross section just in front of it.

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