This tutorial is for building stairs above/under each other in smaller multi-level homes.
-Build your main level, second level and basement. -Place your stairs on the main floor where ever you want them to be. Just make sure that you leave at least 2-3 squares open for the basement access. -From the tool bar, select the SLEDGEHAMMER and knock out the wall around the main floor stairs.
**You will need to use the sledgehammer or you won't be able to place the stairs to the basement below your main floor stairs**
-Place your basement stairs below your main floor stairs.
-Last build a wall to fill or plop down a fence. Whatever your build style is.
I know I'm late in posting this as the new (old now) roofs came out a loooong time ago, but I thought I'd do a tut on it anyway.
For the 6 pt hexagon roof
I start out with building my walls to closely match the 6 points and go up as many levels as I want that section of my home to be.
Next I go into the roofs and select the 6 pt hexagonal roof and place it on top of the last level of your walls.
**Tip: You wouldn't want to place an 8 or 5 pt on as the roof won't look right.**
Once you have placed your roof, use the "arrow" toggles to draw or stretch out your roof. You will need to use the "+" (move toggle) to move your roof and is needed, repeat use of the arrow toggles to draw or stretch out the roof until you are satisfied.
Lastly, you will want to move the view angle to get a "birds eye view" of your walls and roof. Make sure that the roof is sitting over your walls and there are no points of your walls showing.
And now you are done and can go on to complete your building project. I find that when I do building, most of the time after my walls are all up, I put the roofs on last. But in some designs that isn't possible so I end up doing them in sections.
For the 8 pt roof
The easiest way I have found when working with the 8 pt roof, is to place the roof on the ground and build my walls around it, then move the roof over the top of the wall or room.
Another way of doing this would be to just draw out a square room, place your 8 pt roof on top (make sure that you draw the roof out to how big you want it) then use the sledgehammer to knock out the walls and draw out your walls under the roof.
For the 5 pt roof
I haven't figured out the best way to make this roof fit for any type of design. I just use it for an outdoor pavilion and just place pillars or columns.
When doing a foundation all you need to do is draw out your room. Click on it and in the center are up and down arrow slider. Go up to increase the height of the foundation or go down to lower the room into the ground. **Note: You can have two or more separate "room" builds on the same lot with different foundation heights but they can not be connected.**
Terrain manipulation tool. Can be found in with the terrain brush/patterns. There are two sliders. One to use a softer shovel or brush and the other adjusts speed of raising or lowering the terrain.