GintOtis

raising floor height of one room

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I'm wondering if there is a method to isolate a room and have just that room's floor height be higher than the surrounding floor.

 

In my case, to have a step-up from the garage level, I've attempted to add 4" to that Entry Room's absolute floor elevation with no results.

 

Hopefully, there's a checkbox that I'm overlooking... Thanks for any clues as to how to do this!

 

(I have added a 4" slab via room polyline, but that does not raise doors and the bottom of stairs ...so that's not an option)

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Check the "Room Types".  Typically, you would have the basic floor level at 0" and the Garage Room Type would be at -4".  If your "Entry" is a "Garage Room Type" then it would be recessed to -4".  Otherwise, it should be at 0".

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open room dbx and raise floor, it will have a adverse affect if roofs or floors above.

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Joseph, I've already used "Entry" as the room type in an attempt to differentiate it from the garage.

 

Shane, i believe that's what i've attempted to do (with no resulting change to floor height or roofs/floors above).

 

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10 minutes ago, GintOtis said:

(I have added a 4" slab via room polyline, but that does not raise doors and the bottom of stairs ...so that's not an option)

 

Adding a slab is not the correct solution here, but you do have control over where a door is located in a wall, and where the bottom of stairs starts.

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If you will attach your plan file, someone will look and see what's happening and report back.

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Do as Eric asks and it will be fixed or at least an answer without the guessing.

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i think i did that, no?

 

(btw, in my floor elevations, I'd want to raise the entry floor 4", as opposed to lowering the garage slab 4"... so as to make those risers a little less tall)

 

 

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Unsure about how your foundation is supposed to look, but I deleted it, set the Entry floor to 4" and rebuilt the foundation.

 

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Thanks, Eric. I did what you did, made the stem wall for that room 4" taller, and that's what i needed!

 

...now is there a way to keep the 4" garage slab but slope it, say at 1/8", toward the door?

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6 minutes ago, GintOtis said:

4" garage slab but slope it, say at 1/8", toward the door?

No, but you could make the Garage Floor even lower and add a "Ramp" on top of it.

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You could also draw a polyline solid in section view sloped the way you want it. Have to adjust its position in plan view.

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20 minutes ago, GintOtis said:

...now is there a way to keep the 4" garage slab but slope it, say at 1/8", toward the door?

If you really need to model it, then you'll need to do as Mike or Joe suggest above.  I just put a note with an arrow (Like a roof slope arrow) calling out the slope and direction.

 

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understood.  ...not gonna model it if there's not a easy, 'garage slab slope', checkbox somewhere.  thanx.

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25 minutes ago, GintOtis said:

not gonna model it if there's not a easy, 'garage slab slope', checkbox somewhere

I believe this is been requested since way back; but not yet.

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