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  1. Any idea what can be causing the walls to not complete automatically here, or suggestion on how to fill?
  2. For whatever reason, when i add a diving wall on the 3rd floor, it has automatically created a void or cut in the exterior 8" CMU wall. Second level divider wall did the same thing. Is there a way to turn this off, or prevent it somehow?
  3. maybe this will help visualize the additions.. this is the existing structure as it stands today with some red marks of where things are being added.
  4. Apologize ahead of time for incorrect terminology, really dumb questions, scattered thoughts and vagueness. Im new to all of this and I'm not an architect, but my company is putting on an addition and asked me to help with the model. Need some guidance if at all possible because walls are not automatically generating correctly and the model is becoming a mess. There have been many additions to this building over the years which makes this a fun one. Many different ceiling heights, floor heights, levels, wall types, roof slopes, etc. I'm debating starting from scratch again to make sure things are done correctly out of the gate. If you add a roof and give it a specific height, the foundation wall (or floor 1) will extend up to that roof, even if the peak is at like 300" for instance. This is good in the warehouse areas where there are no ceilings between the slab and the rafters (warehouse shown as #1 in the image). No addition is happening there, so do you think it is okay to just keep this as 'one floor' and not try to stack two floors plus attic to be the correct heights? I want to have 2 floors in the area marked #2, and 3 floors in the area marked #3.. both are giving me trouble it might be because im trying to draw the roof before adding second and third floor walls. I have those walls seemingly overlapping the auto generated attic walls. Then i have issues with deleting something that will cause auto generated things to become manual, which i don't think I want. Should i build a new floor, derived from the first floor, then delete walls that i dont need... or should I create a blank new floor and manually draw only what i want? My mind wants to treat these like 3 separate buildings because of all of the level changes, but chief messes things up and causes me more problems when i connect the walls of the '3 buildings' Probably extremely vague and all over the place, but any guidance on how to make this what I want is much appreciated. Go easy on me!
  5. That makes sense.. so now question is, can i go back to the default wall heights without deleting/redrawing and losing all of the windows and doors ive already added?
  6. I believe I am only selecting one wall in elevation view and adjusting the height. - see my video For whatever reason, they join and move as one
  7. I have a wall height that I need to match on this existing building. Is there a different/better way to change the height of individual walls? This building is very old with at least 3 additions done over the years, so there are many levels
  8. Drawing as-built plans I have a tall exterior wall made of 8"CMUs. I broke the wall vertically in a spot where there was an obvious addition done to this building years ago - the roof slopes differently and the exterior walls are different heights. In an elevation view, when I change the height of one wall, the other wall also moves and the two walls union back as one full wall again. My break is gone. Is there a setting, or default that keeps unioning these walls? It happens both if i click and drag to extend the height, and if i change the dimension manually. Secondly, when i increase the wall height by dimension change, sometimes instead of the wall height going up, the footer extends downward as if the top is locked in place. Is there a reason that happens and can it be changed so that all footers are locked and wont move on me? Thanks all! 2021-05-13 11-17-14.mp4 DCD Addition 2.plan
  9. The second floor is directly on top of that next level. The roof will drop considerably and is not accurate right now, i just didnt get to that part yet. Working on creating the as-built model for our work building to prep for an addition or 3 in other areas. Aside from the perimeter, nothing else has been worked on in there. Thanks for your help!
  10. Changing ceiling height changes moves the floor up, not the ceiling down Would like to keep the foundation locked - is this a setting somewhere that i'm missing? I am changing the ceiling height in one room on the 1st floor but it is raising my foundation footer instead. See screeshot