DianeP

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I am trying to have an open space above the kitchen, dining, and living areas and it shows Open Below on the floor plan.   However, when I take a 3D dollhouse overview and remove the roof planes or use the camera views, It appears this area isn't open below.  Anyone have hints to offer.   Thanks!!!!

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Hi Diane, I'm not sure what you mean, but when I open dollhouse view I can see the loft the railing and everything else as it should. I'm not sure what you seeing, if you can post a picture that would help.

 

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Greg, Thanks for trying to help me.In these pictures I added a washer machine on the first floor in the living area. (Not where I would have one but just to have something there that should be visible from the open below area)  The 2nd floor seems to just have flooring for the second floor showing.  It isn't open below and I can't see the washer I placed on the 2nd floor.

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Try a Full Camera from inside.

 

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Solver, yours looks the way I want mine to, but unfortunately it isn't' turning out correctly.  I wonder if there is a setting I am missing.  Thanks!

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You are using the floor overview camera I think. It only shows the floor you are on, not what is below. Take a full camera overview and use the slider to remove the roof and ceiling of the second floor.

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Thanks Greg, Eric and Joey for trying to help.  I was working on this project on my laptop in x5.  I have always been able to see the open below on from the upstairs when I work on similar projects on my usual PC.  I took the project back to the x5 on my PC and the open below works just as it is supposed to.  I wonder if there is a 3D camera setting that controls the open below view.  I have attached the picture that I took of this project from my PC.  I made no changes, just opened it up and took the overview shot.  Any solutions ideas.  I want to be able to work on this and similar projects on the laptop, but I have to get this solved before I can.  Thanks everyone!!!

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You would not want to use a "Floor Camera" set to exclude the floor below. Setting the upper room to open to below is only part of the work, you also have to set the first floor room to "No ceiling above this room" as well. You should also check your first floor materials tab settings for something that might interfere.

 

DJP

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Thank all.  David you helped with your answer.  I did have the ceiling off on the rooms below, but I went ahead and turned off the roof above this room setting as well and that solved it on my laptop.  

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Diane

I think you created the same faux pas as I did and David gentle chastised me for it.  You gave yourself the Best Answer award.  :)

Alan

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I think in x8 you don't have to turn the ceiling off, it does that automatically (don't remember  doing that in x7 as well). as soon as "open to bellow option is selected it removes the ceiling bellow, it works pretty much the same way as the stairway tool. Just have to make sure you use Full Camera so the interior shows the right way.

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I started with Version 4 back in the dark ages, some habits just do not die even though the software has improved. Some of the old things I used to have to do still work today when all else fails.

 

DJP

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