I've never done monolithic slabs and am having issues with the foundation plan. This is a house for southern Florida so has 8" exterior block walls.
For some reason, only the garage and common walls with patios are showing up. For the life of me I can't figure out why the exterior walls of the house are invisible. They are the same wall type. I need all the foundation plan walls to look like what the garage walls are showing.
I'm sure I'm missing something....
I am trying to construct a home on a slab and I am going to use ICF walls around the perimeter with footings. The bottom of the footing needs to be 52" below grade and the interior of the icf walls are filled in and the slab is poured either on top of the ICF walls or inside the ICF walls. All the tutorials show how to make a slab foundation or a crawlspace but I don't see an option for a stem wall and footing below the slab without a crawlspace.
I had a problem aligning the Foundation, the Sill plate and the Framing. The problem started after I finally got Sill plate to
appear as Used in Layers. After more than one day of no progress I decided to restart and build a new plan from scratch.
I went through defaults on the new plan repeatedly before starting any drawing. Sill plate is not yet indicated in layers as Used. (For that matter, Foundation is not yet indicated as Used) The Framing has not started yet, but there is already a lot of difficulty just aligning the foundation to the first floor. When the Foundation wall is being traced over the Reveal floor outline, the square Endpoint indicator aligns the Foundation wall to roughly the middle of the Reference wall, not the exterior edge.
I tried re-sizing the foundation wall lengths to the correct dimensions, after re-sizing the two floors are the same size but are still not aligned with each other. (I started by extending the first wall in both directions. Each subsequent wall was extended away from the first by using the arrow indicators for dimension re-sizing)
I tried applying a 5" Foundation offset in the Foundation wall definition. The square Endpoint continued to register ~5" away from the exterior edge of the first floor Reference wall line.
I tried applying a 5" Bridge ledge in the Foundation wall definition. The Foundation wall continued to mis-align with the reference wall above.
If I try to manually move the foundation wall, CA won't allow a perfect overlap. Maybe this has something to do with snaps. The snap settings are all default, I've tried to understand snaps but so far not enough to attempt changing anything.
Any help greatly appreciated,
I am just working on a masonry garage design, and have been held up trying to figure out some details. One is for steel lintels that I am putting over the openings. The closest thing that you can use as a header type is a steel-box but I will be using steel angle. The header column shows the dimensions including the length of your lintel but only gives 1.5" on each side of the opening. Is anyone familiar with a way that I can change this to more? Otherwise, I will just remove that column and leave a note in the comments.
Second issue: When you pull your cross sections from a CMU building, it shows your trusses sitting right on the block. For now I have manually drawn my plate in with an anchor but I was curious if there is a way to do this as well?