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#1 Steven Watchorn

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 04:23 PM

Perhaps I went about this the wrong way.  I am looking for feedback oin the best practice here, and also how to clean up my current drawing.

 

I am drawing a house that has a balcony off the master bedroom that covers the dining nook below.  I opted to draw a floor system on the upper level for this.  Structurally everything looks fine.  However, in the model, the floor system is left uncovered.  I know the floor system covering usually comes from the walls that are sitting on the floor system, but in this case, those walls do not exist.  What would you guys do to 'cover' this floor system.  At this point is 'banding' the best choice?

 

 

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#2 Steven Watchorn

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 04:24 PM

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#3 Tom Rogers

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 05:03 PM

if you are not needing it for a material, yes I would just do a band.  Or add a rim board which is really what would be the best way to build it


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#4 Keith Almond

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 08:47 PM

The way I look at Softplan, a floor is anything inside a room (and UNDER rooms in Softplans' case), and a roof is anything that is open to the exterior. So I would have the balcony being a flat roof. However, since you have the floor there, I agree, make a band to suit exactly and put it round the exterior. The floor covering can be added and defined as virtually anything to suit.


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#5 Ron Sirolli

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 06:21 AM

F YOU COPY A SURFACE THAT YOU WOULD LIKE THERE THAT IS WHA I DID BEFORE COPY THE SIDING BELOW AND PAST TO THE RIM BOARD OR WHITE TRIM BOARD

THAT WORKS FOR ME



#6 Sam Morgan

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 09:42 AM

Draw an exterior wall that matches your upper floor walls (2 X 6 stucco, etc)  Set the height of the wall at something very small... 0.25"  Material will now cover the floor.   I do it this way quite a bit when drawing a bonus room over garage.  1.5" tall for areas that have roof sitting directly on top (attic truss) and 8' tall walls for dormers.



#7 Brent Hyndman

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 09:49 AM

Adding a very short siding wall (1/8" tall) around the perimeter will also extend down to cover the floor system. You could even make a copy of a standard siding wall and remove all of the materials except for the siding.



#8 Steven Watchorn

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 12:02 PM

Thanks Everyone!






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