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I am trying to draw a basement that we will be digging out of an existing crawl space. Since we're only digging out part of the crawl space I need the crawl space "room" to stay at its floor height while the new basement drops below that. But any walls that I draw that go below the crawl space floor disappear. How do i fix this?

 

You can see the issue when you open a perspective.

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That does look like it would be good information but I'm trying to figure out this issue that's all on the same floor, not a multi floor issue. The program doesn't seem to want to make a room lower than the room that surrounds it.

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Not sure how to solve your issue, but using exterior walls works.

 

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So maybe its the kind of wall I'm using. We're going to build the new stem wall and then frame the top half of it. So I used a straight pony wall with two wall types to show that? Is it possible to create that dropped room with that kind of wall?

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I dropped it.

 

You also deleted some very short walls....  that is not what he had.

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Pony walls

 

 

And the sky is blue.

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That is the closest so far. I made my own pony wall type that has no footing and a 8" stem wall with a interior 4 above. it looks like the 8" stemwall is whats causing the wall disappearing. Any idea way?

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I believe when you open the plan I uploaded it shows the correct pony wall that I made already in place. It includes the 8" stem wall with a 3/4" fur and 1/2" gypsum on bottom and then an interior 4 wall above with gypsum on one side.

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That is the closest so far. I made my own pony wall type that has no footing and a 8" stem wall with a interior 4 above. it looks like the 8" stemwall is whats causing the wall disappearing. Any idea way?

 

 

Nice call,  I cannot figure it out either.

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It seems as if it is the lower wall that is causing the problem because if you change the wall to just about anything else,  you can see the wall.

 

It is something specific to that particular wall....  I think.  If I use a 6" co crete stem wall,  all is okay.

 

 

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If I delete the gypsum or fur off the lower portion and change it back to 6" stem wall its visible. But when I change it to 8 it disappears. Even if there are no extra layers on it. I'm so confused. There;s a 8" CMU block stem wall that renders just fine. Although upon closer inspection its main layer is only 7 5/8". Does CA just not like 8" stem walls???

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I've been trying to figure out if it was just anything over 8" that was messing it up but then I changed the lower wall type to the siding 6 with continous insulation which has a total thickness of almost 9 1/4 and it renders fine!

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Got it! Although I have no idea how. I made the main layer 5" and added an extra 3" exterior layer of concrete as well so combined it would be 8". Somehow that worked.

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