Stepped foundation detail, sloping site


Recommended Posts

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! 




rear perspective.jpg

Link to comment
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

    Total Members
    Most Online
    Newest Member
  • Similar Content

    • By DRyeHD
      Most of the time, on a 2-story home, when I do an elevation view the materials overlap (see attached).  Do I have a setting wrong somewhere?  What would be causing this?  I've learned not to adjust autogenerated walls, so I'm trying to find the right way to fix this.  Any input is appreciated.

    • By BrittanyT
      Hi - I am using x14 version of chief architect, and I am trying to do a bathroom elevation and show the tile as well. I am new to interior design and chief architect. I've drawn on 2D polylines to show the tile material and location, but then it covers up the plumbing fixture on the wall. I'm not sure what the best way is to show the tile in an elevation. Do I have to add it to the 3D model, or can I just show it in 2D?
      Thank you! 
    • By andreasas
      Good day everyone!
      Is there any way to create elevation view of all the walls that compose the room?
      I am attaching the picture to better understand the result i want to get. The result is inside the yellow line.
      I know that i can do cross section view of one wall. I want to combine 4 views  from 4 walls together and automatically.


    • By creatrix
      I have dragged a PDF of a rug to my elevation but as you can see, I'm not able to have the rug show up on the wall. What do I need to do?

    • By AndrewSopher
      I have been working on a stepped foundation and was wondering why in the cross section for the foundation it does not display the entire wall length? It seems to extend only until the perpendicular wall intersects it. I was wondering if there is a way to change this and if not what are the easiest ways around this or to accurately measure it in the floor plan view. I attached an image (in this case there is a 4'' gap on the left side and a 3'' gap on the right side of the screenshot). Thanks.