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* September 14, 2011, 01:06:14 PM
I changed the height of my walls from 8' to 10' and noticed while viewing in 3D that the 2nd story floors did not move accordingly and the ground floor walls now protrude into the 2nd story floors.  What did I do wrong or what can be done to rectify this.

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* September 14, 2011, 02:04:58 PM
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Hi Mzens,

Welcome to the Forum.

Normally you should not have to change wall heights as they and all vertical distances are controlled in Settings / Building Locations. If your Ground floor walls should have been 10' then you will have to change the Floor Level of the Second Floor - increase it by 2' so it will probably be 12' (assuming the two floor thicknesses are 1' each). That should raise everything on the Second Floor 2' higher, including the walls.

If you have a Third Floor you will have to move that higher too. The Floor Level setting is the top surface of the floor, so it is the sum of the floor thicknesses and wall heights below that point.

Allan
« Last Edit: September 14, 2011, 02:11:46 PM by Allan Chesney »

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Allan Chesney,
Kalamunda, Perth, Western Australia
www.alchesdesigns.iinet.net.au

TurboFloorPlan Home and Landscape Pro V16.0.C1.901
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* September 17, 2011, 05:26:07 PM
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Hi Mzens,

As Allan said, you should adjust Building Locations before creating your walls but if you already have them drawn and need to change them, you have to change the floor you are working on 'manually' but can reset other related floor location 'elevations' in Building Locations. The program will not automatically increase or decrease Building Location settings.

You can speed up the adjustments by selecting a 1st floor exterior wall, then right click and choose 'Select All Similar'. This should select all exterior walls (assuming they are similar) and in right click Properties change the walls to 10'. Then select one interior wall / right click / select all similar and change the interior walls to 10'. You don't have to adjust them one at a time . (make sure to turn off other floors in View Manager or Select All Similar will select them too)

Then doing as Allan said, just raise the 2nd floor by adjusting the Bldg Locations heights for that floor.

If you wanted to change wall types (siding to brick), you can do Select All Similar and then right click / Replace . Just choose the Brick type wall.

Jack


* September 24, 2011, 07:32:00 AM
#3
Thank you Allan and Jack.  That solved it. 
Now...How do I create exterior rock wainscot 3' up the wall and the remainder another finish?

Mark

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* September 24, 2011, 08:14:08 AM
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Hi Mark,

I have attached an image that will explain this. It was originally done for someone who wanted a stone foundation, then a Brick wainscot and timber above.  If you do not need the stone foundation just ignore sets 2 and 3.

This post also answers the same question: http://forums.turbofloorplan.com/index.php/topic,1028.0.html

If you use the forum Search on Wainscot you will probably find others too.

Allan

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Allan Chesney,
Kalamunda, Perth, Western Australia
www.alchesdesigns.iinet.net.au

TurboFloorPlan Home and Landscape Pro V16.0.C1.901
Envisioneer Construction Suite V9.1.2.1234
TurboCAD V17 Professional


* September 27, 2011, 07:20:47 AM
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Once again, thank you for the tips.  What would you recommend for training on turbofloorplan?

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* September 27, 2011, 10:37:12 AM
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Hi Mark,

Jack has produced some excellent training videos that would certainly get you started quickly. They are available through the IMSI Design website - http://www.imsidesign.com/Products/TurboFloorPlan/TurboFloorPlanTraining/tabid/1666/Default.aspx.

There is also a tutorial on the Envisioneer website, which for the most part is identical to TFP up where it talks about Working Drawings (which are not available in TFP of course), but this is very brief and basic, http://www.cadsoft.com/whitesheets/Quick_Start_Video/quick_start.html.  Jack's videos will give you details and lots of useful tips.

Allan

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Allan Chesney,
Kalamunda, Perth, Western Australia
www.alchesdesigns.iinet.net.au

TurboFloorPlan Home and Landscape Pro V16.0.C1.901
Envisioneer Construction Suite V9.1.2.1234
TurboCAD V17 Professional