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#1 Jonathan Verduzco

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Posted 02 July 2021 - 11:09 PM

Hello everyone,

How do you make a building outline only reference foundation outline not the exterior facade? I want to use the copy of the outline to add to the site plan to show along with roof outline.

#2 Keith Almond

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Posted 03 July 2021 - 05:57 AM

Overlay the foundation onto the site plan and then trace (SKETCH) BUILDING OUTLINE round the perimeter.

 

Use Reference Points to ensure everything lines up correctly.


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#3 Richard Rubinski

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Posted 03 July 2021 - 08:26 AM

What type of foundation are you using stem wall, monolithic? You can generate a building outline then offset the building outline in the thickness of your exterior wall material. Then erase the outside building line.

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Posted 03 July 2021 - 10:28 AM

Generate your building outline from the foundation drawing, not the main floor drawing


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#5 Jonathan Verduzco

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Posted 03 July 2021 - 10:54 AM

Generate your building outline from the foundation drawing, not the main floor drawing


That’s it!!! I’ll try that. I was doing it by the floor plan and it was pickup up the facade. But that sounds like a good idea to generate using foundation. Thanks

#6 Jonathan Verduzco

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Posted 03 July 2021 - 10:55 AM

What type of foundation are you using stem wall, monolithic? You can generate a building outline then offset the building outline in the thickness of your exterior wall material. Then erase the outside building line.


Monolithic. I didn’t know you could offset building outline, I’ll try that thanks!

#7 Richard Rubinski

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Posted 03 July 2021 - 11:56 AM

If you have Brick on the front and return say 2' on each side you can explode it then straighten out the brick offset on the side edit it and form a polygon if needed.






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