OpenSite Designer

Building Area Properties

Building area properties can be accessed by selecting the building object and viewing the properties panel or selecting the Information icon that appears at the cursor.

Building Area Properties Settings

Building Area Property

Description

Options

Phase

Phase

Changes objects design designation

Select Concept, Preliminary or Final

Drape

Defines how object is graded relative to existing surface

Select Optimize, Relative to Parent or User Defined

Grading

Is Existing Area

If True, existing terrain will be used

True or False

Optimize

If True, elevation of pad will be included in site grading evaluation

True or False

Minimum Slope

Minimum slope for building floor

Enter slope in percent

Maximum Slope

Maximum slope for building floor

Enter slope in percent

Use Minimum Z

If True, elevation field appears to set a minimum elevation for the Finished Floor Elevation(FFE) of the building

True or False

Use Maximum Z

If True, elevation field appears to set a maximum elevation for the Finished Floor Elevation(FFE) of the building

True or False

Surface Type

Used to define surface type for building pad, None, if cost of pad not included in grading estimate

Select material from dropdown list

Surface Depth

Depth of material for building pad.

Enter depth of surface in feet

Feature

Feature Definition

Defines element attributes

Pick from definition list dialog

Feature Name

Feature name

Defined in list

Type

Area Type

Defines area type for polygon

Select area type from dropdown list

Allow Parking

If True, allows parking from parking area to form inside building area

True or False

Type

Finished Floor Elevation

Optimized elevation of building pad

Automatically generated from grading

Building Pad Height

Extruded height of building for visualization

Height in feet

Building Pad Depth

Depth of subgrade excavation for building pad

Depth in feet

Building Side Properties

Building Side properties can be accessed by selecting the property node at the midpoint of the building side(s) and viewing the properties panel or selecting the Information icon that appears at the cursor.

Building Area Side Properties

Building Side Property

Description

Options

Parking

Has Parking

Turns parking on/off for selected side(s)

True or False

Space Count

Current space count for selected side(s)

Automatic calculation

Parking Width

Width for all parking stalls on selected side(s)

Non zero number in feet

Parking Depth

Depth for all parking stalls on selected side(s)

Non zero number in feet

Parking Angle

Angle for all parking stalls on selected side(s)

Enter angle in degrees

Islands

Spaces Per Island

Number of spaces before island is inserted

Number of spaces, zero means no islands

Island Width

Width for island

Enter width in feet

Island Curb Radius

Radius for islands on sides

Enter radius in feet

Aisles

Has Aisle

Turns aisle on/off for selected side(s)

True or False

Aisle Width

Width of aisles between side parking stalls and area bay parking stalls or end cap islands

Enter width in feet

Curb

Has Curb

Does the side have curb?

True or False

Curb Height

Height of curb in feet

Enter curb height in feet

Sidewalk

Has Sidewalk

Turns sidewalk on/off for selected side(s)

True or False

Sidewalk Width

Width of sidewalk

Width in feet

Sidewalk Type

Specifies material for sidewalk

Select from list

Sidewalk Depth

Thickness of material for sidewalk

Enter thickness in inches

Sidewalk Offset

Distance between side of building and edge of sidewalk

Enter distance in feet

Minimum Slope

Minimum slope along sidewalk

Enter percent slope

Maximum Slope

Maximum slope along sidewalk

Enter percent slope

Buffer

Buffer

Width of landscape area adjacent to selected side(s) of building

Enter distance in feet

Grading

Link Height

Allows for vertical wall along side

Can be set to zero, +/- number or NAN, (Not A Number) will give software control and make wall as needed