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Patricia G.  
#1 Posted : Thursday, October 18, 2012 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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Hi Ben,

Yes, the first reason for the "grass in the basement" issue is a gap in the perimeter of the house (exterior walls)
In the image attached, you can see 4 walls fused --> the topo remains outside

Lets define some concepts:
- if you have two walls and you join them using the arrows of your keyboard, you are connecting the walls--> this means that the walls are together but they are independent--> they don't share the properties and work as 2 separated walls
- if you have two walls and you join them using the mouse, you are merging the walls--> this means that the walls are fused--> they share the properties and they work as only one wall

If your walls are not merged (fused), creating a closed perimeter, the topo will enter in your basement
Now, if you added a break wall point or an extra handle (add points feature), this is not interrupting the walls' merging

In other words, to be sure that you have a closed perimeter, check the unions between walls with your mouse and adjust as necessary. A 3d visual inspection is other valid tool

Another resource --> create a building pad with the shape and elevation of the floor of the basement

Hope this helps

Patricia
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Marsh, Ben  
#2 Posted : Thursday, October 18, 2012 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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Hi Patricia, many thanks for your quick reply.
Unfortunately I'm still having the same problem. I'm pretty sure my walls are fused but I'm still getting the grass. Is it possible to send the file to you to look at? Or do you have any other advise?

Regards,

Ben
Patricia G.  
#3 Posted : Thursday, October 18, 2012 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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Hi Ben,

OK, go ahead and send me your file.
Please, include a link to this post (so I can remember the issue)

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Patricia G.  
#4 Posted : Thursday, October 18, 2012 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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I received and checked Ben's file and these are my findings
As a matter of fact, the topography per se was not inside the basement. This was the problem: this topography was based on a slope, but it had also a ground fill area, textured with grass.
The ground fill areas, by default, float above the topography, therefore what was appearing inside the room was not the topography but the ground fill area (it doesn't stop with the walls) --> I just deleted the ground fill area --> the topo is not inside the house

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