Converting Attic Space To Living Space?


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Is there a simple way to convert attic space to living space (or 2nd floor)?  Im trying to add a 2nd floor to a garage addition but not to the existing main house. If I "build a new floor" it will add the 2nd floor to the entire plan.

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Alaska:

 

hi, welcome

 

Floor A can't have rooms

 

you have to have a 2nd floor

 

so build a new floor and select "blank..." option

 

then place walls as needed on floor2 for the garage only

 

turn on the reference display and you will see the floor1 walls in red for a guide

 

then use the align walls tool to ensure they are in sync

 

Lew

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Alaska:

 

hi, welcome

 

Floor A can't have rooms

 

you have to have a 2nd floor

 

so build a new floor and select "blank..." option

 

then place walls as needed on floor2 for the garage only

 

turn on the reference display and you will see the floor1 walls in red for a guide

 

then use the align walls tool to ensure they are in sync

 

Lew

  This is your answer.  You need to have a second floor.  You cannot have a second floor on an attic level.

 

Let me be clearer,  and I have said this on multiple occasions.  To simplify building your model,  always have one extra level than what is needed.  I.E.,  if your house is one story,  have two levels,  if your house is a two story,  have 3 levels.  If your house if a 3 story,  have 4 levels.

 

I know,  not required,  but if you followed this dictum,  you would not be having the problem you are now having.

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Scott:

 

as you say "not required"

 

so why add a floor "always"

 

why not just do it when you need it for rooms etc

 

seems "overkill"

 

Lew

Lew,  can you think of a reason not to do it?  Do you think Alaska would be having the  problems he is having it he had done it ?

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Scott:

 

nope, but also can't think of a reason to automatically do it either

 

Alaska is having the problem because he is new and unaware that

floorA can't have rooms

 

just as he would be unaware to "always" add another floor

 

adding an "extra" floor is counter-intuitive when the real house will only have

two floors and an "attic"

 

I have suggested many times that CA should "fix" Chief to allow rooms on floorA

that would be "user-friendly"....

 

Lew

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