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I'm looking for suggestions on the best strategy to show foundation walls that are below grade on my foundation plan (i.e. walkout foundation situation-see attachment). I don't know if I should be drawing with cad lines or if there is a proper way to actually do this. I like to have 2 different floor plans for finished basement. 1-foundation plan that shows just the foundation walls and footings, interior bearing wall footings, and 2nd a basement plan with interior framed walls, cabinets, doors, etc. Is it easiest to just draw the foundation wall and footings with cad lines or setup using an actual wall style. If an actual wall, what level would this be drawn on? Can't draw on the same level as the basement floor plan. Also, is there a way to fill in the spaces shown where there is a door or window in the foundation (see attachment)? There is actually a foundation wall below these openings but they don't show. I've been drawing in a cad line to fill. Better way?
Hey guys. Brand new to CA, trying to learn the ropes before I start a plan. I've been trying to figure out the most efficient means of designing a walkout basement, which is common in my region. After struggling for hours I have managed to draw one, but just realized that I have no way to display it as just a foundation plan. I read some of the threads about foundation on 0 or 1, but am not advanced enough to follow the discussion. Code here requires a 42" frost wall below grade, so at the front of the house I'm drawing a standard height foundation wall, but as I move to the rear the foundation needs to step down incrementally to keep the footings at a 42" depth. Any streamlined techniques would be appreciated