Second floor with loft - slab thickness cannot be zero - causes a gap

amingermany
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Second floor with loft - slab thickness cannot be zero - causes a gap

Postby amingermany » December 21st, 2017, 4:35 pm

Hello,
I created a second story which is a loft. I did it by creating a story with walls 1 meter high and then creating a hole in the ceiling so that I could add a loft with angled walls.
My problem is that LH3D does not allow the slab thickness of the second story to be zero. So, by having it be 0,01 it ends up with a thin gap between the story's walls and the loft walls directly above them.
Then when I place doors sometimes they show up fine, sometimes either the top of the bottom half of the door doesn't show, and sometimes the whole door shows but has the gap running through it. Creating openings in the loft wall so the top part of the door shows, does not help. Here is a picture to explain it better.

What am I doing wrong? I'd appreciate any help.
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Re: Second floor with loft - slab thickness cannot be zero - causes a gap

Postby Roustaboutpusher » December 22nd, 2017, 4:17 am

Hi. When you make a ceiling cutout, do it inside the walls. E.g. if you have 3 rooms make a cutout inside the walls of each room without interfering with the walls (3 cutouts. Then you will not have the gaps that you experience and the slab can be as thick as you want.
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Re: Second floor with loft - slab thickness cannot be zero - causes a gap

Postby Roustaboutpusher » December 22nd, 2017, 6:57 am

May be an even better option for you would be to make the 1 meter wall with the help of the roof. Instead of making a 1 meter story select one side of the roof and adda roof segment below, then set the segment to gable and set the desired height (1 meter). That way you will have no segmentation of the loft walls at all.
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Re: Second floor with loft - slab thickness cannot be zero - causes a gap

Postby Roustaboutpusher » December 22nd, 2017, 3:33 pm

A third option would be to add a custom roof instead of an auto roof and just elevate it 1 meter. Then you can draw the loft walls you need under it.
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Re: Second floor with loft - slab thickness cannot be zero - causes a gap

Postby amingermany » December 22nd, 2017, 4:54 pm

Wow - awesome!!! Thanks a lot for those three suggestions - and for taking the time to include pictures too!!!
I'll try it out and see which one works best for me. :D

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