Hello Chief friends,
I've been struggling and searching this topic but cannot seem to come up with the information that I am looking for. Basically, I have a sloping site and want to draw the uphill stemwall (top) 2'0" higher than the downhill wall. The floor system will ledger off the uphill wall, and the uphill stemwall top should finish about 2'0" higher than subfloor elevation. Wood wall framing will then be 2'0" shorter on this uphill side. Additionally, I'll be using some retaining walls extending off of the foundation to retain the up hill fill material.
I was able to "drag up" the top of the stem walls on the uphill wall to gain this two feet of elevation. However, there are all sorts of issues with wall intersections that I cannot seem to clean up. I think that what I am after is forcing the taller wall to run through, but I can't seem to force that in my foundation drawing or 3d view. There has to be a better way... Also, now the subfloor and some trim is sticking through the stem wall.
I'm running x12 on MacOSX.
Appreciate any help you all can provide!
In my plan I need most of the foundation to be a monolithic slab except in areas where there are pipes such as the bathroom. I am trying to figure out how to cut a hole in a foundation that I have generated in CA with the foundation tool, but when I try the "slab hole with footing" and the "Hole in floor platform" tools I get errors. "could not create hole in floor platform" and "a slab hole must be placed inside a slab".
To elaborate on the foundation, it will be piers 4ft into the ground then a normal monolithic slab and footings will be poured on top of the piers. The footings and slab will sit about 24" above the existing terrain where the piers tops also are. The soil cap will be course gravel and basecourse on which the slab will be poured. The bathrooms and other rooms with piping will be to the outside of the building and there will be a crawlspace below those areas to service pipes.
I am hoping someone has experience with this and can help me. I've scoured the forums and spent hours in CA to no avail!
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This is the first home my team and I have created in Chief Architect (converting from SoftPlan) and we're stuck still trying to figure out if there's a way to show a foundation only plan in the layout using the "walkout" basement, level 0. We end up with the full framed walls showing on top of the 4' stem foundation walls, no interior footings for the interior bearing walls, and a stone veneer on the framed wall above that isn't supported by the foundation wall.
If anyone can offer information on how to get just a true, basic foundation plan in our plan set/layout that would be fantastic! The (nearly complete) floor plan is zipped up and provided below.
Warnier, Adam & Diana.zip
I am a fairly new user to Chief, but I have graphic design and 3D experience in other applications that seem to parlay well in Chief.
I am using Version X12.
I have been working on several projects and all of them have the floor joists sitting on a framed wall making the top of the joist even with the green plate.
To illustrate my end goal, I created what I am trying to do in my 'visual' 3D app, so it is not to scale or anything, but I am having a tough time making this happen in CA.
I get close with the the offset footing and stem wall, but I cannot figure out how to add the framing on the 7" side of the footing?
I also noticed there is an error where when you add a framed footing, it will show up like a solid piece of lumber until you rebuild the framing, and then it will look correct like it does in my 3D mockup.
Has anyone created a conditioned crawl like this, with the framing on the footing? I see in architectural guides that they just normally pour an L shaped stem wall and rest the joists on that L shelf, but there is something with the R factor and by adding the framed wall and then the foam it makes this other method better, or so I have been told.
Thank you for any suggestions. My current solution is just to draw out a normal footing and then just have the cad detail show what it really should be.