Sweeney

Elevation Benchmark

Recommended Posts

Hi all, 

 

Wondering if there is a way to set a benchmark elevation to "0"? I recently finished up a set of condocs and today the client wanted to change the basement stem wall from 9' to 12'.  Instead of adjusting each room from the basement up, I would rather drop the basement down to account for the extra 3' and then reset that -3' floor change to the "0" benchmark. This would help in story pole dimensions and setting heights of all sorts of imported Sketchup pieces.

 

Thanks in advance,

Austin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When you say "benchmark elevation", I assume you are talking about the zero height level as indicated when you generate an auto storey pole dimension.

So, it seems like you need to change your stem wall as required.

Before generating the auto storey pole dimension, open up the Auto Storey Pole Dimension default dbx.

Go to the Locate Elevations panel and make sure Elevation Reference is set to Grade Level Marker. Then, just above, you can set the height of the Grade Level Marker.

Or play around with these settings to get what you want.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Doing what Glenn suggests I think you can easily make the Storey Pole look Correct

 

Are your Sketchup Objects referencing Floor Height or Absolute height though ?

 

IRL ( in real life) are you making the House 3ft higher or the basement 3 feet deeper though to get a 12ft basement?

 

It's not that hard to set level 1's absolute height to 36" and then reset level 2 to "default" height and so on up.... this would/could effect the sketchup objects though which is why I asked.....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in



Sign In Now

  • Member Statistics

    29070
    Total Members
    9156
    Most Online
    sonofson
    Newest Member
    sonofson
    Joined
  • Similar Content

    • By ChiefuserMathews
      Hello, is there a way to display the ceiling elevation (height) on plan view, as we typically show them on architectural drawings?
    • By divreig
      I think I am missing something. I want the "Text Below Line" on my Elevation Camera Labels/callouts to show the sheet number. And make this the default. Does any one know how? 
    • By AndrewCass88
      Hello I'm having an issue w/ my elevation. How do you get it to update automatically what layout page it is on?

    • By Aamir77
      Good day, all of you.
      Need your kind attention to finalize a front elevation of a house. The plan is attached Aamir77_gutted_MHD_Rev1.zip to the post. Please confer me a little segment of your precious time. I have been up to 3 types of front elevation which are also attached herewith as pictures. Thanks in advance.

    • By expodesigngroup
      Anybody know why these random horizontal lines suddenly appeared in my elevations?
      Not sure what I did, but just appeared.  I've tried selecting the lines, and locating in different parts of the elevations and plan to figure out what it is and how to remove.  It's totally inaccessible.