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ACI Sketch; Gba Vs GLA

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Certified Residential Appraiser
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Pennsylvania
I am doing a 4 unit 1025 report and have ACI sketch as my drawing program. I have always had some problem with accounting correctly and rationally for living area in multi-units when using this program. And, for the first time, I am dealing with a below grade apartment. I was wondering if anyone else has figured out a good way to deal with this or what I need to change in ACI sketches default settings.
As I understand it, the GBA includes below and above grade area and all staircases and other public areas. I have tried several times to draw the subject so that the GBA and GLA are accounted for in this way. I can't even figure out how to use the drawing program to make them different.

Does anyone have a method to do this? I would use a third party drawing program, but some clients require that the report's dimensions page agree with the sketch.
 

Fargo1

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Feb 26, 2010
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North Dakota
Sorry I am no help. I just want to share in the frustration. I've never understood why the multi family form uses Gross Building area instead of GLA. Around here I always have basement units. It seems misleading to include that area in the GLA. So I pull it out and make a separate comment for basement area. Of course I disclose what I am doing and why.
 

Artemis Fowl

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Michigan
You need to edit your area codes. It's in settings. You can edit the factoring to account for floors. ie. a 2 story area has a multiple of 2.
Or...you need to setup area codes. Hard to troubleshoot from here.
 
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