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rational for using the source of a floor

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What is the rational for using either floor supplied by foundation or floor under this room? Also can you have two differnt floor levels applied to floor 1 by floor supplied by foundation? How would you set that up, say in a senerio where a 6" concrete garage is 4" lower than a 4" concrete first floor? (using HD pro 2015)

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It is a matter of choice of construction methods relative to the foundation when ordered built. I am not a State Licensed Structural Engineer nor is the software intended to be such, rather it is a mechanical tool that displays what the end user tells it to display.

 

Floor levels per floor are controlled by the "Floor Level" input box per "Room Specification Dialog" Where a split level condition is desired one sets the "Floor Level" for Floor One in "Edit - Default Settings - Floor" for the majority of a floor (Floor one is always set to "Zero Inches" always) the for raising or lowering part of a floor you divide the floor into separate rooms that can be then programmed separately and different from the "Default Settings".

 

Garages are commonly set to lower than the house's floor height so you can easily drive a vehicle into it. That is done via the "Room Specification Dialog - Floor Height input box" at your choice and calcualtion.

 

Part of understanding how to guide this software is learning how it is programmed to function (how to get the desired effect using it) and knowing a little about construction methods and procedures, it is not always perfectly intuitive and must be learned first by study, followed by practice to gain personal certainty on how to get things done.

 

DJP

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It's a great program, but you're right, it's not always intuitive. In tweaking room floor levels it seems that the very item I want to change in the edit area is greyed out (not changeable). So working around it can cause frustration until you figure it out. Thanks for reply.

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