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How to create a building with two different floor plans using create spaces from diagram?

asked 2021-01-19 10:35:08 -0500

parvanehniaei gravatar image

updated 2021-01-20 10:07:33 -0500

I have a two-story building with two different floor plans. I want to draw it in open-studio SketchUp plugin using create spaces from diagram. But I do not know how to create a building with two different floor plans using create spaces from diagram?

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David Goldwasser gravatar image David Goldwasser  ( 2021-01-19 13:03:31 -0500 )edit

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answered 2021-01-19 12:58:03 -0500

updated 2021-01-19 12:58:59 -0500

There are two approaches for this. If both stories are the same height, you could draw both diagrams at proper z height (working in 3d view so you can see them both. Then run create spaces from diagram once for a one story building and you will get two stories.

A cleaner and certainly more flexible approach is just to run spaces from diagram multiple times.

  1. Draw first floor diagram
  2. Run spaces from digram for desired number of stories (maybe hotel with two story podium with 20' ceilings).
  3. Draw tower diagram starting on top of podium.
  4. Run spaces from diagram again for the tower. You can use a different number of stories and floor to floor height and of course a unique digram than you used for the initial use of spaces from digram.
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Dear David, what do you mean by the tower diagram starting on top of podium? could you please share a link with any relevant tutorial?

parvanehniaei gravatar image parvanehniaei  ( 2021-01-20 09:45:20 -0500 )edit

All I meant by this is typical urban example where the bottom of the building (podium) has a footprint that goes to the edge of the site, but that on top of that (tower) the upper floors have a smaller footprint that is set back from the street. You can ignore these terms and just need to understand that you can have as many unique footprints for different stories as you would like to, and just run spaces from diagram multiple times (once for each unique footprint).

David Goldwasser gravatar image David Goldwasser  ( 2021-01-20 10:29:07 -0500 )edit

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