Create a staircase with a landing on the foundation level to create a split-entry for your structure.
There are times when it is necessary or desirable to delete an entire floor in your plan. These steps show you how to accomplish this.
Once a terrain perimeter has been created, the first floor footprint and deck can be drawn, a foundation floor level can be added, and deck framing and post footings can be generated.
Daylight basements and walkouts are created by modifying the terrain.
Build a structure on piers by raising it off the terrain and placing cylinders from the library.
Modeling a crawl space in Home Designer can be easily done by setting the appropriate wall height when you build your foundation, and using terrain features.
A stepped foundation can be created in Chief Architect using pony walls that have been modified in a section view. The lower part of the pony wall would consist of the concrete wall with a footing, while the upper part of the pony wall is a framed wall built to the first floor platform.
With the Auto Rebuild Foundation feature enabled, an area that is specified to have a Room Type of 'Garage' will cause changes to the way the foundation is built under that room. However, you can always specify your desired values for the Stem Wall, Floor, and Floor to SWT (Stem Wall Top) fields by accessing the Structure panel within the Room Specification dialog.