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Sorry to be blowing up the forum this weekend, but I've got a project due Tueseday and am running into all kinds of things with a 70's as-built.  My latest issue is getting the footings of my slab foundation to align correctly with two projecting brick columns at the entry of the home.  When I auto-build the foundation it does a fairly good job, but ignores these brick column walls.  When I extend the already generated footings to cover these areas I run into all kinds of problems.  I have attached various images including a screen grab of the original plans from the 70's along with the Chief file.  Would someone please tell me how to accomplish this?  

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with footing.jpg

original foundation plan.jpg

photo of as-built.jpg

Baker_As-Built_07-26-19.plan

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1 hour ago, BrownTiger said:

Vs just drawing a slab footing?  Takes only 1 second

 

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Thanks for the reply.  The slab on the front porch needs to be recessed for the brick pavers and there is no footing connecting the two brick column walls.  I was going to fill this area in with a polyline sold.

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Can you create a brick foundation wall on level 0, and then cut and paste onto level 1?  You would have to turn off automatic rebuild foundation, but it should work. 

 

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Don - thanks for the suggestion.  I went ahead and built it out of polyline solids.  It took less than 10 minutes. 

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That said, my siding had a tendency to wrap over the slab, so I had to manually pull it up to expose the slab.  I hope it sticks.

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You could also try placing invisible walls around the columns. It will create a small room. Then adjust those rooms to have a slab footing with no ceiling. Rebuild foundation and that should work. 

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Or define the those brick walls as Foundation walls and adjust the footings as required.

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Thanks for the suggestions.  Alchemyjim - I tried placing an invisible wall to "bridge" the two brick columns.  When I did this, the end caps of the brick walls disappeared.

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Yeah. That's a tricky one there. I think your best bet is with the poly line solid. Make sure to change the line style to dashed so it looks like the footing on the foundation plan. 

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Yes, it didn't take very long with a polyline solid.  I appreciate the input.

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