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I designed a floor plan, complete with fixtures, that must be duplicated on multiple levels of my project. What is the best way to do this?
In some situations, such as apartments, condominiums, or hotels, the floor plans on multiple floors will be nearly identical. While the Derive new floor plan from the 1st floor plan option will copy the layout of exterior walls, other objects like doors, windows, cabinets and fixtures, will not be duplicated.
It is possible, however, to duplicate all objects on a floor using the Edit Area tool.
To copy a floor plan to another level
- Create a new floor by selecting Build> Floor> Build New Floor from the menu.
- In the New Floor dialog, select Make new blank plan for the 2nd floor.
- Select Tools> Floor/Reference Display> Down One Floor from the menu to move back down to Floor 1.
In Chief Architect X10 and prior program versions, select Tools> Reference Floors> Down One Floor.
- Select Edit> Edit Area> Edit Area from the menu and draw an edit area polyline around the entire structure on this floor.
- Select Edit> Copy from the menu.
- Select Tools> Floors/Reference Display> Up One Floor from the menu to move up to the next floor.
In Chief Architect X10 and prior program versions, select Tools> Reference Floors> Up One Floor.
- Select Edit> Paste> Paste Hold Position from the menu to paste the copied area directly above the original.
Both floors should now look identical.