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Sat, Nov 28, 2009 at 12:13:45 PM | How to model floor joists correctly in 2 story residential




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Can someone take a look at the two images and tell me if I am getting this right?

I have plans from an architect for a house and I'm trying to figure out how to model the 2nd story properly.  Specifically, if you look at the attached elevation view, There is a 16'' floor truss to support the 2nd story.  At first I modeled the 2nd story to start at 9', but then when I put the floor in for the second story, I had to put in the 16'' offset.  Then my doors and windows are all below the floor level since they are nested in the walls.  So my question it common practice to have 3 levels for a 2 story residential like this? The only way I can see to properly do this is to have level 2 start at the PL for 1st floor, and then a level for the truss structure, then level 3at the pl of the 2nd floor.

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Sat, Nov 28, 2009 at 2:35:09 PM | How to model floor joists correctly in 2 story residential




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You can have as many levels as you need, I would definitely include one for each floor level.  You can still make it work with two (or even 1) by offsetting objects from the level, such as offsetting the door from the level height so that it is at the correct height.  I would use more levels rather than less though - you can always hide the ones that you don't want to see.  I would think that you are doing it correctly by having a level at plate height and another at floor height.

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