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Floor Elevation Issues

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Hi all I'm a new user to Chief Architect and am having a problem with my floor elevations.  I volunteered my time to draw my friends house with improvements he's wanting to make.  Once I started on the second floor I elected to use "Derive the 2nd floor plan from 1st..."  after moving the walls to match the actual layout there seems to be a gap between my first and second floors while viewing in the floor overview .  I have tried all the advice on the forum and have had no success.  File attached.  Any help is greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

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 I'm away from my computer right now but my money is on the wall definitions. I'm guessing there is no exterior layers or your Build Platform To Layer setting is building the platform all the way to the exterior surface of the outermost exterior layer.

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What gap are you asking about?

 

If you build framing, then turn on the display of framing in the camera view, does that fix it?

 

 

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Except in very rare instances when you actually want framing exposed it is my opinion that you should never have to build framing to get floor gaps to close up. If you have to build framing then I say you have a setting wrong. 

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Your siding is stopping at the top of the ceiling structure.  See the attached where I removed the ceiling on one room on the main floor and that removes the gap.

Question: what are you doing for a roof?  Once you get the roof on the gaps are a non issue.

 

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16 minutes ago, HomesByDesign said:

Your siding is stopping at the top of the ceiling structure.  See the attached were I removed the ceiling on one room on the main floor and that removes the gap.

Question: what are you doing for a roof?  Once you get the roof on the gaps are a non issue.

 

Ceiling.jpg

Oh ok in fact that is closing the gap by removing the ceilings from the rooms.  As far as the roof, I still have to build the decks, which the roof from the first floor will tie into... So your saying this is a temporary issue that will resolve itself once the roof is built?  I'm new to the software, so please pardon me for my ignorance, but it seems odd that removing the ceiling above the room is "fixing" the issue just seems like something else is wrong... but hey... I'm not the programmer.  Thanks for the advice.     

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You don't actually want to remove the ceiling :-).  I am just pointing out the reason for the gap.  Keep us posted on your progress and we'll help ya through it.

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The reason for the gap is there is nothing in your model to fill it.

 

That "gap" is where your floor/ceiling framing goes. The roof has nothing to do with it.

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9 minutes ago, solver said:

The reason for the gap is there is nothing in your model to fill it.

 

That "gap" is where your floor/ceiling framing goes. The roof has nothing to do with it.

 

I was looking to the future when I talked of the roofing system :-) 

 

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Thanks everyone!  That makes total sense now.... My apologies to the programmer! hehehe

 

Now if I could only get back the hours I spent adjusting the 2 floors trying to close the gap!!!

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26 minutes ago, JBOTXM said:

So your saying this is a temporary issue that will resolve itself once the roof is built?

 

@HomesByDesigh 

 

Should have quoted this ... not intended as a jab at you.

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16 minutes ago, solver said:

 

@HomesByDesigh 

 

Should have quoted this ... not intended as a jab at you.

 

 

Valid point Eric and I didn't take it as a jab, we are a great group of people here trying to help the common man (or woman :-) ),

Ron

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