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#1 Travis Stachler

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 06:32 AM

I'm very new to Softplan and I'm having some trouble figuring out how to put a second floor into a drawing. I've tried adding a ceiling plan and seeing if that was the problem to no success. Any simple tips for a new person.



#2 Yvon Gonthier

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 06:54 AM

Can you clarify what you mean by "how to put a second floor into a drawing"? Do you mean assembling the plan or creating a 2nd floor?



#3 Travis Stachler

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 06:57 AM

Creating a 2nd floor



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Posted 20 April 2018 - 07:16 AM

I usually from my ground floor use the "Save As" function and save as Second floor and than erase what I don't need. Ideally you want to put on the ground floor the "Circle Reference Point" in an area that will be commun to all floor before using the save as. Having the Circle reference on all floor will help in th eassembly.

 

If you prefer because the level are too different, you could open a new drawing, save it as 2nd floor and after opening the 2nd floor, activate the overlay function so you can trace your 2nd floor walls as needed.



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Posted 20 April 2018 - 07:16 AM

You create it as a new drawing the same way you created the main floor. You can overlay them to align items, and add them to the model stack separately.


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Posted 20 April 2018 - 07:45 AM

I prefer the overlay method like Keith says.  Mostly because I have separate wall definitions (one for main level and one for upper level). 


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Posted 20 April 2018 - 09:52 AM

If you use the "Save As" option make sure you save the drawing you are copying or you will lose all the changes you have made since your last save (although 90% of that could be recovered with a bit of work).


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#8 Travis Stachler

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 12:13 PM

Thanks for all your help



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Posted 02 February 2023 - 09:47 AM

I have done a few multi level houses to this point.

For some reason, the one I am working on right now is not cooperating.

The 2nd floor will not generate in the 3d model where it is supposed to.  It is generating at the same elevation as the first floor.

 

I have my reference circles drawn, I have floor systems drawn, they are stacked correctly in the model.

 

What am I doing wrong?

 



#10 Steve Haarmann

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Posted 02 February 2023 - 09:54 AM

Check your second floor walls for any negative offsets.

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Posted 02 February 2023 - 12:12 PM

I find "Profile " mode helpful in identifying problems with the way floors stack. The dashed line that encircles the plan view represents what I call the "zero Z" . Any offsets are relative to this dashed line and you can troubleshoot where your problem is .



#12 Gary Wicklund

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Posted 03 February 2023 - 08:38 AM

I prefer the overlay method like Keith says.  Mostly because I have separate wall definitions (one for main level and one for upper level). 

HI Tom

 

why do you need separate upper and lower wall definitions?

 

I’m assuming it’s for Softlist.

 

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Posted 03 February 2023 - 08:43 AM

I usually from my ground floor use the "Save As" function and save as Second floor and than erase what I don't need. Ideally you want to put on the ground floor the "Circle Reference Point" in an area that will be commun to all floor before using the save as. Having the Circle reference on all floor will help in th eassembly.

 

If you prefer because the level are too different, you could open a new drawing, save it as 2nd floor and after opening the 2nd floor, activate the overlay function so you can trace your 2nd floor walls as needed.

I find this is the best way for me also, very important to have that circular reference before you save as.

 

I’ve found that adding it later sometimes gets things 1/32” out, especially if I have any angles.

 

I use the save as for the foundation plan also, keeps posts etc lined up.






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