#Mini Tutorial: Building a basement!
So this was a bit of a hassle… It’s taken me a few tries to get it right, and the build editor is still a bit finicky, though it’s gotten robust enough that I was able to undo many actions, remove building plans, and even remove a built building (though the scaffolding remained until I rebuilt it as intended!)
Some considerations before starting:
- The basement will require an “outside” bit. I dig an extra bit adjacent to where my basement will be:
N.B. The builders will NOT begin working on the building until this is done
- Regarding the above consideration, you might want to place this building near water so that you can turn that pit into a moat or a dock with door access. Be creative
- Ideally, dig two levels deep - this is more for aesthetics. Unless you want a cramped cellar.
Dig hole. Make adjacent access shaft, as described above. Build ladder in shaft (Ladders can be placed in the main pit but will often be built over and look a bit messy.)
Place floor using slab tool. Create walls using slab tool! Create ground floor with slab tool.
For this step, make sure your building is flush with the grass. Build stairs, cut an opening for the stairs, etc. But stay at grass level!
Build the above building!
Place a new floor over the ground floor with slab tool. Delete any floor blocks above your basement walls (i.e. the outer edges of this new floor).
Place walls with wall tool.
Now delete the new floor, and continue building as you please!
This floor/delete/wall/delete sequence builds the walls properly on the ground floor so that doors are not placed a block too high or too low
Pressing ‘V’ cycles through the cutaway views… Because the basement is made of slabs rather than walls, it becomes visible when you hide walls altogether
Enjoy! Sorry about the lack of pics, the ones I thought were relevant were all from failed attempts! No point in adding them…