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Matthew Perry
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Multi floor house

Sorry...newbie question..... . It seems every structure in the user's guide has only one story.  

If anyone could let me know where in the manual it discusses adding multiple floors...that would be great.

 

Thanks.

 

cbe
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Matthew - 

Matthew - 

 

Fellow noob here so I feel your pain.  What version are you using?

 

If you are coming from a different software, you should know that Softplan handles floors differently than the competition.  The short answer is that each floor/level is treated as a different drawing file.  You add a reference point that allows you to accurately stack the floors on top of one another.  I am pretty terrible at explaining this, so I'll let someone with more knowledge chime in.  In the mean time, there is an excellent tutorial on this site that explain how to calculate buildable area in an attic.  This should give some insight to how Softplan handles multi-floor homes.

 

https://softplantuts.com/tutorials/calculating-buildable-area-attic-space

- Cory

Bill Wimberley
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Multi floor house

Hello Matthew. Your profile says you are using version 12 so I will assume that is correct. I no longer have v12 so I can't tell you where in the manual to find anything.

However, stacking floors is quite simple. You select Build then Assemble Floors. In the dialog box that opens you will see 2 columns. One labeled Available Floors and the other Current Assembly. Select your first floor plan from the Available Floors and select Add. Then select your second floor and select Add. You should end up with your floors listed in the Current Assembly in the order that you would actually build them. So first floor is on the bottom, then second floor on top.

Check out the tutorial that discusses Reference Points by selecting Tutorials at the top of the page then scroll down a little on the Tutorials page and you will see Topics on the right. Scroll down until you see Reference Point. Reference points give you the ability to line things up and control how one floor stacks on top of another.

Bill is the owner and maintainer of SoftPlanTuts.com

Matthew Perry
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thanks cory and bill,

thanks cory and bill,

i'm using 2012.

matt

Bill Wimberley
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version 2012

Ah, well that would be different. Your profile said v12.

For 2012 you can select Model-->Assemble Floors. Or an even easier way is to just drag the files up into the Model section of the Navigation Panel. Again, put them in the order you want them to stack from the lowest floor on the bottom to the highest floor on the top.