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Garage slabs below Main floor and Garage doors for 3d models

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Hello All, 

I relatively new to this without any training.  So i may have some pretty beginner questions.  I wondering how you all handle a garage overhead door for a Single family home, since its most often at a lower level then the 0'0" main floor? I've been creating a new story and fighting through the bounds and shoving a short wall into to set the door. then cutting out the door for the main floor exterior wall.

 

I'm quite certain this is not the easiest way to achieve this but its all I've come up with 

 

thanks in advance 

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You can do it on the same design layer.  Just give the door a negative Z value in the OIP.

 

If the wall the garage door is inserted into has a bottom offset of 0 and its Bottom Bound is the Layer Elevation it will stick out below the wall.  You can give that wall (or all the garage walls) a negative bottom offset to lower the wall as needed. 

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Yes when you insert the door it will insert with the bottom of the door at the layer level.

 

Once inserted look in the OIP.  Right near the top will be values for X, Y, and Z.  Z will be 0.  Change it to a negative value.

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When I do Garage doors I usually also need to create a door pocket in the Stemwall.   I do this by creating an extrusion and turning it into a wall recess (found in the AEC menu.)

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@TomKen 

3 hours ago, TomKen said:

When I do Garage doors I usually also need to create a door pocket in the Stemwall.   I do this by creating an extrusion and turning it into a wall recess (found in the AEC menu.)

Garage Wall.png

Thanks for this.  the foundation wall recess was a part of the problem as well so this really helps 

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You can also create the recess by adding nodes to the wall using the Reshape Tool...also good for stepped footing, etc.

 

 

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Wes,  I used to use the reshape tool for door pockets in the foundation but I found wall recess simpler.   For example if you move the door you can move the wall recess fairly easily. 
That being said I use the reshape tool for things like stepped footings as you've shown in your example.

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Draw the gate in your top wall as well as your foundation wall. But put the gate you drew in your foundation wall in a class virtual and make it invisible. For me that is the simplest way.

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I reshape walls all the time.  But using a wall recess to make the cut at the top of a wall for a door is something I've never thought of.  Will give it a try.

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