Story Setting Quick Tips


There are often times when you may need to show walls on multiple stories. Walls however are more limited in what stories they can be shown on than beams, slabs or roofs.

If for example you want to show your upper story walls on the roof plan to illustrate the outlines of the top plate from below you will need to set the exterior walls to show on All Relevant Stories. Then you will need to make those walls relevant to the roof story. To be considered relevant they need to at least touch that story, or extend through it.

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Wall top linked to story above, Show on All Relevant Stories

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Walls show outline only (uncut) on story above (roof plan)


Beams have more options for what stories they will show up on. But if you need to show a beam on more than one story above or below its home story you will need to adjust the cut plane options for the plan view that needs to see those beams. An example of where this has been done is on an architectural trellis at the first floor that needed to show on the first floor, second floor, and on the roof plan, but not on the third floor. To accomplish this, set the beams of the trellis to show on home story and one story up.

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Then in the roof plans cut plane settings from the roof plans View Settings, we set the Relative Floor Plan Range to show up to 2 Story(s) below with an offset of 0″

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Keep in mind that this will potentially show everything that extends beyond the roof limits from up to 2 stories below, and some things may need to be filtered off with layer settings. This should also be used sparingly and only for floor that need content from other stories that can not be applied to that view by simply changing the Floor Plan Display to show on All Relevant Stories.


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