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MorganR
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Stairwell Drywall
SoftPlan Version:
2018 Plus

Do you know how to make sure drywall is added throughout the stairwell once a hole has been cut? I edited the hole to add drywall but there is a strip missing.

 

Also, what is the best method for drawing stairs and cutting the ceiling and floor system out? I drew the stairs, then cut a hole in the floor system, then cut a hole in the ceiling. Then edited the hole to add drywall. Is there a better way?

 

Thanks!

Bill Wimberley
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Stair Holes

Your drywalll gap appears to be about 1 1/2". Did you perhaps include a sill plate in your floor system? Sill plates are only for when you place a floor system on a concrete or masonry foundation such as when adding a basement or crawl space. If you did in fact add a sill plate then your floor system will be raised 1 1/2" above the wall plates below.

For cutting out the hole have you tried the Create Framed Hole feature? You will find it by editing the stair and selecting the Stair Options tab.

 

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MorganR
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Stair Holes

I changed the floor system and removed the sill plate (over site on my part). But I am still left with a tiny opening. I did what you suggested, using Create Framed Hole. That worked well minus to small gap. Any suggestions? 

Thanks!

Bill Wimberley
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Misalligned

I can't tell for sure but it appears that your upper and lower walls are misaligned. It is more apparent on the right side where you can see that the upper wall is further in than the lower. Can't really tell about the left side but the upper wall appears to be further in than the lower as well.

Bill Wimberley
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Gap

I did some experimenting regarding the drywall gap. It appears that SoftPlan is dropping wall drywall to be under the ceiling drywall whenever there is a ceiling present. I wasn't able to get rid of the gap if I had a ceiling. So it appears that SoftPlan needs to take a look at the way they are handling this situation and not drop the drywall when there are openings to another floor. The only current solution I see if it is a huge problem is to photoshop the gap out after saving the rendering. But even so, I still think your walls are not perfectly aligned and that is contributing to your issue.

MorganR
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Thanks, I'll check the

Thanks, I'll check the alignment. It's not a big deal that it doesn't look correct in 3D, I am mostly trying to draw the floor plans properly in order to use SoftList and learning SoftPlan along the way!