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Just converting to Chief Arch from Auto Cad and struggling with wall heights. Footings 24" x 8" basement walls are ICF 13" wide 9' tall with 24" open bar joist which make the ceiling height 11' to with a 4" concrete cap. Upper level walls are ICF 9" wide with a ceiling height of 10' with vaulted ceiling on family room/kitchen that carries out over the covered deck.
I'm new to Chief. I'm using X-8.
I'm working on my first project using Chief. The client is adding 4 small one story additions to a one story house.
The question I have is how do you draw the new concrete slab to the existing concrete slab?
The first thing I did was input the walls, roof planes, roof framing and foundation of the existing house. Then I input the walls of the 4 additions.
Then I manually added the roof planes of the new additions.
I then selected the build foundation command. This re-drew the entire foundation as if it were all new. Exterior footings of the existing house
that are now between the house and additions show as an interior footing. I want the line of the exterior edge of the existing house to still
show as a solid line, not a dashed line.
I also tried the slab with footing command. The problem there is that it adds footing on all sides of the slab where I only need the footings on the new
exterior walls of the addition and not edge of the new slab that comes in contact with the existing house. I do need a 6"x6" thickened slab edge
where the new slab comes in contact with the existing slab. Another thing is I cannot change the size of each footing separately.
I attach the plan that I have been working on. I drew a partial foundation plan on how I would like to look.
Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.