Step down for Patio / Porch Area

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Using Home Designer Architectural, how can we design a Monolithic Concrete slab, such that we can lower the external Porch and Patio areas by 100mm whilst retaining these areas as part of the Monolithic Slab? HD Architectural only permits this if Auto Rebuild Foundation is turned off. If AR Foundation is unchecked the M/Slab is completely removed from the lowered areas and it adversely affects adjacent floor areas and beams.


Similarly, if we wish to bring the Garage Floor Level up to the same as the Internal Areas, the Auto Rebuild Foundation needs to be unchecked, which messes up the intended Foundation design in other areas to the extent that it projects a sliver of concrete rising through a first and second floor external column and even through the roof.


Perhaps this requires a simple adjustment by the Home Designer Software Team?

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