pgjacob

Buildings on different terrain heights

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Hi All

I have a plan where I am putting several buildings on a hilly terrain.  Most of these buildings are floating.  I have tried the uncheck automatic automatic building pad.  Any advice?

thanks in advance

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If I understand correctly. You'll need to adjust your floor heights to get what you're after.

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Thanks, that's what I was beginning to do.  Except now my buildings are TALL.  I want a overall height of about 200".  Floor is at -1060.  So are ceiling heights relative or absolute?

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2 minutes ago, pgjacob said:

So are ceiling heights relative or absolute?

 

What does the dialog say :)

 

In the Structure panel, work from the top down, as Chief likes to change values below to what it thinks you want, which is rarely the case. Try to use defaults when possible.

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Yes I am a dummy.  I see now the dialog for absolute and relative.  But I am putting what I think should be the answer and I still get a tall building.  Floor (C) absolute is at -1050.  And I want a 200" tall building (F)= 200".  So Absoute Ceiling (B) is -850.  So I should have a building on the terrain (which is at -1050) and bee 200" tall I think.  BUt I get this...

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The only absolute value you need to change is Floor.

 

Set the ceiling height under Relative and the Absolute Ceiling will adjust itself.

 

m.plan

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Thanks, I had a second floor on the structure somehow.  So I started over and did as suggested and it works now.  No more levitating objects...

thanks as always

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Melissa:

 

I prefer to keep each building in a separate plan and then create the building as a 3D symbol and store in the library

 

then create a master site plan and place the building symbols as needed

 

Lew

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Lew-

Could you expand on your suggestion, perhaps in a separate thread? I am trying to do a plan of a small hamlet's downtown area, and am finding it difficult to work with just 3 or 4 separate buildings, and the perspective overviews are cumbersome.  I have read the Knowledge Base instructions on how to create a subdivision and am going to try that, but am wondering if you have any additional tips and/or suggestions based on your experience.  Thank you for all your helpful posts in the past.

 

Steve L.

Callicoon, NY

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