Just recently I have come across an issue when placing lots from the bin to empty lots in my CAW world.
Here is an image of my issue:
I thought it would be quicker to populate my world with premade homes from other community members. I don't plan on actually sharing this world when I am done as there is far too much CC in it already. But if this happens 90% of the time then that won't be possible.
Has anybody else come across this and if so does anyone know of a solution?
I've had it do it a foundation's worth in a seperate area of my world which is at a higher altitude.
The odd thing is that in the same building session as the picture above, I managed to place a lot further along the same road with no problems at all. (Well, apart from a telephone being placed two stories up on the edge of the lot) Every lot I tried to place after that did this.
ETA: The issue appears to have resolved itself! I successfully placed about ten lots today, all different, and only one sank slightly below ground level but otherwise no issues anymore. Maybe CAW was just having an off day.
I've had this happen in-game before. I wish I knew what caused it and how to make it stop. There was another thread in the building sub-forum where some of us were trying to recreate this problem to pin down the exact cause, or at least try to fix it.
I gave up after a while. Haven't built a house since then either, lol. I'll have to dive back in again to see if it's fixed itself like yours has.
Just to check something - did you manage to get that very same lot to place alright somewhere else, or more telling perhaps, back in the same-ish spot?
I did get the very same lot to place without issue on a different lot in the following play session. I didn't try it on the same lot again.
While the problem was present it didn't matter what lot I tried it on, the result was always the same. I tried with about 6 different buildings on several different lots and only one placed correctly. I have no idea what was different about the one that did work but I had to try that on a different lot before it would place properly.
As an aside, since this does not pertain to lot tears, when the lot sinks or rises up after you place it, you can click on place lot from your bin, but before you put it down, type 'setimportedterrainoffset [value, like 0, 1, -1, etc.]' in the cheat console. Then place your house on the lot. I read that somewhere and had some success in raising a lot that RW had placed in Mesa Valley that had sunk into the ground. It took lots of tries before I got it about right, though, since you pretty much have to guess how many squares (the numerical value part of the command) to enter. Hope that made sense!
OMG! That might actually be what CAUSED my problem. I thought the cheat referred to terrain paint when it sometimes is offset from where it should be so I used the cheat and set it to 20 to see what it did and the terrain paint never moved so I assumed it didn't do anything. Looks like it did after all.
I guess that would explain why everything was okay again once I reloaded the game as the cheat would have been reset.