Building

This panel is used to make adjustments to the building.

Definitions

  • Corridor width - sets the corridor width
  • Wrap levels - sets the number of building levels wrapping a garage OR unparked levels
  • Podium levels - sets the number of building levels above the parking garage
  • Line garage - If enabled, podium buildings will have liner units, and wrap buildings will force-wrap the garage (if not dimensionally constrained by the site). Garage placement will be affected when locating the garage with line garage enabled.
  • Floor to floor height - Set the global floor to floor height (affects facade takeoffs and courtyard aspect ratio)
  • Courtyard aspect ratio - set the minimum courtyard width for a given building height (See diagrams below)
  • Common area - Must have the following disabled to toggle off common space: Fire Walls, Stairs, Units, and Spaces
  • Efficiency - Efficiency will be driven by this number rather than calculated. Must have the following disabled to use a user-given efficiency: Fire Walls, Stairs, Units, and Spaces

How to adjust the corridor:

Click the  + / - icons or select the number and enter new corridor width.

building corr width

 

How to adjust the number of wrap levels:

Click the  + / - icons or select the number and enter number of wrap levels.

building wrap enter 

 

How to adjust the number of podium levels:

Click the  + / - icons or select the number and enter number of podium levels.

building podium

 

How to line the garage with units:

Click enable or disable.

building line garage

 

How to enable orthographic mode:

Click enable or disable.

Enable ortho mode

Examples of courtyard aspect ratio. If the building is 100' tall and we set courtyard aspect ratio to 0.5 then we are allowing a minimum courtyard dimension of 50'