Lined Garage and Structured Liners

How to add structured liners around a parking garage

Structured liners are a way to increase unit counts for your deal. A structured liner is when apartment units are wrapped around the exterior of the garage with units placed directly above them. This allows similar units to be in the same stack and for the corridors to be aligned. TestFit enables you to do this in the Building Input->Building panel under "Line Garage" and "Structured Liners" buttons. See below for three examples of how this features places units along the exterior of a podium fill building.

Example 1: Unlined building

Notice there are no units around the exterior of the garage, everything is placed on top of it

Example 2: Lined Garage

Units are placed around the garage in a single loaded corridor. Levels above are offset above the garage. Note the corridors are not aligned vertically in this arrangement.

Example 3: Structured Liners

Units are placed around the garage and the units above are placed directly over them. This allows the corridors to be aligned and similar units to be placed in the same stack. 

This feature was released in TestFit version 2.18.