Jamie_KMG-365

How do I convert a room with a slab floor to a foundation?

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I designed an enclosed patio all along the south side of my Casita and drew it originally as a slab floor thinking that I'd put radiant floor heating in it, but now want to make it part of the foundation of the rest of the house.  I can change/remove the foundation on the rest of the house, but I can't find any options to change the 10'x35' slab floor to a foundation to match the rest of the house (either in the manual or the "open object" dialog).  I'm trying to keep it all on one level, and I really don't want to have to redraw the whole manual roof lines, parapets, railings, etc.
Thanks!

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Did you manually draw a slab, or did you change the floor settings in the room dialog?

 

And what type of room is the patio?

 

Post a screen capture of the Structure panel for that room.

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Ah, shoot.  I just realized that they are two separate sections "floor" and "slab", and I guess I drew the covered porch as a slab and built the walls, roof, etc. on top of that slab.  Am I hosed?  :-/

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Just delete the slab.

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That worked, thanks!  I was fearing it would delete the room as well.
However, it still shows as having a concrete floor, for some reason  I've tried messing with the defaults, but can't get this porch/covered patio to have the same floor as the rest of the ground floor rooms.  It still has a 4" concrete floor that I can't seem to get rid of.  Is it because it is not being included in "habitable space"?  :-/

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5 hours ago, solver said:

Post a screen capture of the Structure panel for that room.

 

You probably need to check use defaults for the floor structure and rebuild the foundation if auto rebuild is not on.

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You haven't made it really clear how you want the patio to be built.


If you want it to be like the rest of the house, then it will have a framed wood floor structure of 12.6" height.


Most patios/porches are built on a slab, which is the way your patio is currently built.


So which is it?   
I am guessing that you want a finished floor on top of the concrete, and stem walls below the slab, that match the stem walls of the rest of the house?

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Thanks, solver (and Jo_Ann).  Don't know what I did wrong the first time (I'm guessing it had something to do with rebuilding the foundation or not having auto on), but I went into the defaults rebuilt the whole foundation to the defaults, and now it's great!

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