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  2. ricatic

    Attic Truss Help

    Hi Andy I opened your plan and do not see any 2nd floor at all...what are you thinking about for a floor plan upstairs...need a second floor layout to get started down the road to trusses... I will pass on a bit of advice I was given by DJP...don't get lost in trying to build attic trusses...Chief does not provide engineered trusses...only artwork...the truss mfg will be the final arbiter as to what you end up with for room width...roof pitch will determine the ceiling height...a stick built frame up of the second floor will provide an approximate room size... Hoping this helps Regards Rick
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  4. mark2457

    How to draw converted attic in HD Pro 2021

    thanks. that did it. got a few other issues to resolve, but it's getting there
  5. solver

    How to draw converted attic in HD Pro 2021

    Raise the ceiling.
  6. mark2457

    How to draw converted attic in HD Pro 2021

    I had those options. I can live with a few inches of wall being added: the model is for visualization of remodel of 2nd floor (attic) (not for plans or materials) I added some interior walls and they are a few inches high. Seems like I need Open above or something First Floor No Stairs or Cabinets - Ext Steps and Basement - test floor 3.plan
  7. solver

    How to draw converted attic in HD Pro 2021

    Manual roofs would be simpler, but review these options to get the roof to build where you want. Make it the actual heights.
  8. mark2457

    How to draw converted attic in HD Pro 2021

    Thanks for quick reply. I'm using auto roofs. Added a second floor with abs ceiling height same as floor. Seems to have added more brick for new joists, but it's got sistered joists
  9. solver

    How to draw converted attic in HD Pro 2021

    You need the 2nd floor. Have you added one to see what happens? Are you using manual or auto roofs?
  10. Hi All Using HD Pro 2021 I finished basement and 1st floor, now I need to layout the interior of the attic. As you can see from attached the pix, it has knee walls and a vaulted ceiling with collar ties The roof goes all the way down to the original hip walls (i.e. first floor ceiling). The current attic in HD has no ceiling or floor. When I add a half wall for one of the knee walls I get a message saying I probably want to add another floor, but not sure how, as the wall height at the exterior is actually 0" How should I do this? Thanks Mark
  11. Rookie65

    Attic Truss Help

    There's a lengthy section on Attic trusses in the reference manual. There are several things required to generate them. Might be worth looking at it if you haven't yet.
  12. solver

    Attic Truss Help

    Always the best place to start ...
  13. AndyStandley

    Attic Truss Help

    Thanks. Home Designer Pro 2021.
  14. solver

    Attic Truss Help

    Answers often depend on which title (Suite, Pro etc) and version (2018, 2019 etc) you are using. You can help everyone by adding that info to your signature (see below for how to turn them on) by clicking on your user name at the top right of the page, click Account Settings, then Signature on the left. Doing so makes it always available, and keeps others from having to hunt for it. And, turn on signature display too. ---- Resources for self help: The built in Help System (always a good place to start) Getting Started Knowledge Base YouTube
  15. AndyStandley

    Attic Truss Help

    Hi, I have a large central span of attic space that I want to have attic trusses with 9ft ceilings. I have tried multiple times, but have become frustrated. I believe if I can get second story ceilings built, I will know how to proceed, but I can't get ceilings built. This may be because the walls and roof are incomplete. 5-pier plan lacking attic trusses.plan
  16. solver

    Reduce space above windows on porch

    Please post questions in Q&A. Tips & Techniques is where you share your tips and techniques. You may delete this thread via Moderator Actions near the top of the page.
  17. Hi all Using HD Pro 2021 My model is coming along well. Newest problem is that porch roof is too high (walls are too tall). The porch is 8" below main floor, so I set floor to -8" The windows are 72" high and only 10' from the start of the (vaulted) ceiling. I've set the absolute ceiling height to 82, but regardless what value I set the roof never moves Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks Mark First Floor No Stairs or Cabinets - Ext Steps.plan
  18. Crustymudgeon

    Variance Between Doll House and Framing Views

    I hadn't done that. And you're correct; that did it. Thanks, again. See . . . it WAS ESO!!
  19. solver

    Variance Between Doll House and Framing Views

    Did you uncheck Flat Ceiling Over This Room in the Garage?
  20. Crustymudgeon

    Variance Between Doll House and Framing Views

    Well, that makes a lot more sense than changing each. and. every. room. to the 96" height. But . . . it still displays one way in dollhouse (i.e. tall garage) and the other in framing. I'll get with support on Monday. Thanks for the help, @Solver.
  21. solver

    Variance Between Doll House and Framing Views

    Reset your default ceiling to 96" (in defaults). Edit>Reset to Defaults Choose Ceiling Height Raise the garage ceiling to 196".
  22. Crustymudgeon

    Variance Between Doll House and Framing Views

    I'm trying to design a barn-style structure with 16' walls on the perimeter. The interior walls will only be 9'; picture an office structure in a warehouse. The E, S, and W walls of the barn will form three walls of the residence; the fourth wall will be a 9' wall basically bifurcating the building. South of that wall will be the residence; North of the wall will be a high-clearance garage. When I view either of the dollhouse views (perspective or orthographic), the plan displays what I envisioned. I would say it displays correctly but, given that I'm a complete neophyte with this software, that would be a bit presumptuous. When I display either of the framing views, however, the ceiling at 9' and what would be the second-story floor extend the entire width of the building. This was drawn using a single-story building and 96" shelf ceilings in the residence. In my former life two presentations of the same drawing reflecting different results was not a good thing. However, this may be ESO . . . equipment superior to operator. Is this the correct approach to doing walls of differing heights or should I have treated this as a two-story building and worked through the problems I ran into with that form factor? That was: I had to leave the second-story portion of the divider wall in place and make the "second story" of the garage "open below" or the floor would extend to the N wall. Essentially the same problem but it displayed that way in both dollhouse and framing views. And, since it's just the one wall rather than a room, I couldn't figure out a way to reduce the height to make it large enough to stop the ceiling from extending but small enough to not exist. Floorplan for LBO Rev 4.15.pdf Floorplan_for_LBO_Rev_4.15,_Full_Shelf_Ceiling.plan
  23. solver

    Gap in floor and missing exterior brick

    Select one of the good walls and using the same wall type handle, drag it over the problem walls.
  24. solver

    Gap in floor and missing exterior brick

    I see you said Pro 2021 You can help everyone by adding that info to your signature (see below for how to turn them on) by clicking on your user name at the top right of the page, click Account Settings, then Signature on the left. Doing so makes it always available, and keeps others from having to hunt for it. And, turn on signature display too. ---- Resources for self help: The built in Help System (always a good place to start) Getting Started Knowledge Base YouTube
  25. mark2457

    Gap in floor and missing exterior brick

    Hi All Using HD Pro 2021 Managed to build most of the house I'm working on in HD Pro, but realized I did a several things incorrectly (ext wall makeup being one), so I decided to start over and set all the defaults first. Drew the perimeter and want a simple gable roof. All walls are identical (except long sides are hip walls and short sides are full gable), so no idea why I'm missing the brick on the hip walls and why there is a gap at the bottom (see attached) Anyone got any idea what I've done wrong? Thanks Mark 8115 Kostner 3.plan
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