Instructions from Video: 

This tooltip will focus on furred basement walls. How to insert them efficiently and what materials they include.

Once the ground floor plan has been established, the foundation can then be created to support the main floor.

  1. Select Insert>Design Wizards>Floor and Foundation Builder or select the Floor and Foundation Builder
  2. The Floor and Foundation Builder Wizard dialog box appears, and the first page explains the process, click Next.
  3. This routine can either build an additional floor above or a foundation beneath. Select the Foundation Level and click Next.
  4. There are a variety of foundation building methods to select, for this example select the Basement You will not be able to click Next until you specify the materials to be used for the Walls, Floors and Footings.
  5. Click the Walls The Catalog Access dialog box appears. Select the 10” Poured Concrete Framed Basement wall from the default catalog. To review the properties of this wall, right-click and select Edit Element.
  6. The Walls dialog box will appear. You can see that although this is a 10” concrete wall, the type of wall is set to Framed. Since this wall will have Concrete on the outside but framing on the inside, we will treat it like the other siding, stucco and brick veneer walls in the catalog. The concrete will be the Exterior Surface with the appropriate width and the stud wall will be the Core and have the appropriate width. At the bottom of the dialog box a 2×4 has been designated as the Framing Member. This could be any member size or type if you are using pressure-treated lumber. It will use this member to apply studs, top plates, bottom plates and any blocking designated along this wall. For the other materials used to build this wall, select the Quantity
  7. Under the Quantity tab there is an assembled list of materials to use to build this wall, finish materials like drywall and paint, insulation, vapour barrier, nails, the volume of concrete, anchor bolts. Each element is attached to the wall in the assemblies and quantified by formulas. Click OK to exit the Walls dialog box.
  8. Click OK to accept the wall selection. It is now specified.
  9. Click on the Floors button and select a floor for the basement and click OK.
  10. Click on the Footings button and select a footing to use for the basement and click OK.
  11. Once all the materials are specified click Next.
  12. For adjusting the position of the basement pieces, there is a diagram to the left. Right-click in the diagram box and select Hidden Line to see a more telling view of the materials and how they relate to each other. The overall thickness of the basement wall is 10” for the concrete and 4” for the stud and finish materials. The footing automatically centers itself under the core portion of the wall. With just a concrete wall, this would be perfect but since this wall has concrete as the exterior surface and the stud as the core, we need to adjust the footing to center under the concrete and not the stud wall. In the upper right corner of the dialog box, change the Adjust Element to Footing.
  13. The footing can be moved towards the inside or outside a set distance. Our distance to move the footing from centering on the stud wall that is 4” wide to center under the concrete wall of 10” is 7” – The center point of the stud wall is 2” plus half the concrete wall is 5”. Added together is 7”. Type 7” and select Towards Outside and click Next.
  14. The last dialog box is the last opportunity to click Back and make changes to the options selected. Click Finish.
  15. In the lower-left corner of the screen, change the location to Foundation.
  16. Viewing the Foundation plan, the walls and footings are visible and the footing is centered under the concrete. To view the wall framing also, select the View Filter
  17. In the View Filter dialog box, select the plus sign beside Walls. Unlock the Wall framing option and Open the eye beside Wall Framing. Click OK.

The studs are now visible also and we can see our furred concrete basement walls.  I hope this makes your work easier!