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Harry
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Door and Siding issues.
SoftPlan Version:
2016

Hi folks,

I have some pictures attached below of a split level home that I'm drawing. I'm quite new at using Softplan and there are still a lot of things that I need to figure out... I have 2 questions:

 

A) The top half of my front door is filled in with siding. The door doesn't seem to be fitting into the wall properly. How can this be fixed? It's a split level home, so I have a knee wall plan and a main floor plan. The main level wall is the portion that isn't jiving right with the door. I tried to make that wall all one wall, but that led to some other problems. Again, I'm new at using Softplan. Maybe it's an easy fix, but I can't seem to get it.

 

B) I'm adding a basement entrance that starts at grade level, and has stairs leading down to the basement. From the picture, you can see that I now have some superfluous vinyl siding inside of the entrance. Is there a way for me to "trim" out this siding, and replace it with drywall??

 

Any help at all would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!

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yvongonthier
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Split level

Hi Harry

A) The wall with the door either needs to be drawn as one full height wall (as it would probably be built) or with the wall section in the knee wall being higher than the door and the wall above with the window shorter by the same amount (top of this wall in line with top of the other main floor walls. The important thing in either cases is that you must insert the "Reference Circle" (must be the reference circle and not one of the others) in the same location on both plans. The Reference circle not only lines up your plans as all reference markers do but it also adjusts the heights when stacked together so that your upper level doesn't attach to the highest point on the lower level.

 

B) Would need to attach a copy of the plan ro be able ro really evaluate if it's a wall setting, ceiling, or ...

Harry
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Thanks a lot.

Thanks a lot.

 

When I change that wall to all one wall, the wall is visible on the knee wall plan, but it disappears from the main floor plan. How can I make this wall visible on the main floor plan??

yvongonthier
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Visible walls

Unfortunately, at this point, there is no settings to do this. Your options are;

1) Draw a wall on the main floor which you set to a building option that you can turn off when generating 3D, elevations or sections if applicable

2) Draw it with shapes (not an option I like)

3) Make your wall on the knee wall plan shorter (somewhere between top of door and underside of the window) and balance of wall on the main floor. If you don't need it for Softlist, then it doesn't matter. If you have to do your section thru that area, then you have some adjustments to do after saving your section.

4) If your knee wall plan is just for the 3D and elevations purposes, then you can draw your wall on the main floor instead.

Harry
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Alright, I'll try these

Alright, I'll try these options and see what works best.

 

Thanks a lot for your help Yvon. You may see me in the future with some more questions!