Stepped Foundations/Creating lower level

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Hi all,


My name is Paul and I've just purchased Home Designer Pro 2019. I'm trying to design a house for my brother who wants cavity brickwork and concrete slabs on all floors and a slab for the roof. He has a sloping block and wants to put a couple of bedrooms downstairs located on the lower end of the sloping block so that the main living area uses the concrete slab roof of these rooms as a deck. I've tried following the tips online and in the manuals for creating basements and stepped footings but keep running into several problems.

1. Creating a stepped foundation wall: I use the ;Break Wall' tool but when i drag the walls up to follow the contours of the land the walls automatically join together and form a level footing again. I've unchecked the 'Object Snap' settings but it still does it.

2. A gap always appears between the 'basement' and ground floor/first floor. So I've tried making the bedrooms the ground floor/ first floor and the main living area the 2nd floor which seems to get rid of the gap but still can't adjust the stepped footings without them automatically joining back up.


Any tips are greatly appreciated.



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I see you said Pro 2019, but ...


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