mikes616

Dug Out Basement

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I'm trying to figure out the best way to show a dig out or dug out basement.  The original house was on a crawl space and then a basement was created, leaving the original foundation walls, creating "shelves" which transition from the old to new basement depth.  I'm sure you guys know what I'm talking about.  I just don't know the best way to show it.  Any suggestions?  Thanks.

 

Mark

 

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Mark,

Here is a sample to look at, made the heights in a cross section camera view using a dimensioned horizontal CAD line. Then a room molding polyline for the cap to the lower wall.

hth,

Michael

stepped-fdn-wall.plan

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Michael,

 

Thanks for the info.  So did you first make the outer foundation walls and then add the interior ones  and then adjusted the heights?

 

Mark 

 

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Here is one way that places the crawl space on level 1 and the new basement on level 0.

steppedbasement.PNG

 

sample.plan

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11 minutes ago, mikes616 said:

Michael,

 

Thanks for the info.  So did you first make the outer foundation walls and then add the interior ones  and then adjusted the heights?

 

Mark 

 

 

Yes Mark and I set the original outside stem wall height in the room dbx.

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Michael,

 

Thanks for the info.  I'll give that a try.  Robert...I hesitate to make the foundation on level 1.  Then when I do the real level 1 ( the first floor), things could get weird.

 

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2 hours ago, mikes616 said:

Michael,

 

Thanks for the info.  I'll give that a try.  Robert...I hesitate to make the foundation on level 1.  Then when I do the real level 1 ( the first floor), things could get weird.

 

 

Levels are just levels - nothing magic about them. Lots of folks on this forum place their walk-out basements on Level 1 and reserve Level 0 for the frost-walls and footings. There's no reason for anything to get weird.

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