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  2. I figured it out....Sometimes I feel like 30 years of drafting counts for nothing. You have to make sure the foundation walls are exterior facing. It's that whole, clockwise vs counter-clockwise drafting thing. Once you ensure your foundation walls are all facing the right way, everything lines up just fine.
  3. I'm having this same problem. I have general wall settings set to resize around the exterior of the main wall, but when I click on the "align with wall above" tool, I get the foundation aligned with the outer edge of my exterior facade. And my exterior wall only has the studs as the main layer as shown. It's driving me nuts....
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  5. There are multiple ways, but this is probably the easiest.
  6. I have a stair that I want to partially enclosed under. A Partial rake. I also have sidewalls on both sides of the stairs. I cannot figure out how to get drywall in the small triangle that is remaining. See picture to understand.
  7. That worked. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! As a regular AutoCAD user I am familiar with layers and assumed it was simple but couldn't get it. My wife thanks you also.
  8. And that's probably your problem. This is from Chief Premier, so it might look a bit different, but try setting your display options like this.
  9. 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. When you ask a question, you are initiating a conversation, so please don't ask and then disappear. Stick around to answer follow-up questions and to interact with those helping. ---- Many questions have been asked and answered. The Home Designer website is a good place to start your search. Here is a video about searching the forum: https://youtu.be/dDT6wbrrVRM Resources for self help: The built in Help System (always a good place to start) Getting Started Knowledge Base YouTube Home Designer - Getting Started - Setting Preferences and Defaults
  10. I have Home Designer Pro 2023 and have been working on my house plans for several months. I recently finalized my plan and have been working on details which has had me working in the program more in depth. I recently discovered that my drywall does not display in plan view on either interior or the inside of exterior walls. The color of all my drywall had changed also so I know I accidentally changed something. In the plan view all the trim is spaced like the drywall is there. In 3d view it is there with no gaps as if it were missing. I have turned on all display layers several times and nothing. I reset the default setting for interior and exterior walls under default settings. I have selected a wall and changed everything I could think of and could not get it to show. I opened an old drawing that still showed drywall and tried to check every setting I could think of to see what was different and couldn't find anything. As I was attaching a screen pic to show an exterior wall I realized my siding is not displaying either. See pic attached. Please help. Thank you.
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  12. I am using Home Designer Architectural 2023. Is there a way to set North on my plan now or have they not introduced this functionality yet? I would like to be able to show correct shadows, etc. when rendering 3D images. Thank you, Lachlan
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  14. Mine say imported successfully. But they just aren't there. I've attached several screen shots to illustrate what I mean. I am using a Mac. Maybe that's the issue. By disappeared, I mean that I use to use them in HD Pro, 2021 and 2022. They just disappeared one day from my computer while using 2022 and I couldn't get them back. Thanks for trying to figure it out. Much appreciated but maybe it's a Mac glitch. Leslie Home Designer Pro 2023
  15. Thanks for your response Eric but I had already done that. And I did search the Forum before posing my question. The issue is once imported to the library, several of the the catalogs do not show up. As I mentioned, I used to have Stanisci Design and Elkay but they just disappeared. No matter how many times I download and import those catalogs they do not show up even though I receive the message that the import was successful. I downloaded and imported three other catalogs today, The Galley, Fisher Paykel, and Viking. Fisher Paykel and Viking were successful. The Galley was not. I had hoped that upgrading to Home Designer Pro 2023 from Home Designer Pro 2022 would fix the issue but it has not. Thank you. Leslie Home Designer Pro 2023 user
  16. No. The program normally does it automatically. For many questions, it's helpful to attach the plan file, or one that demonstrates the problem. Close the program before attaching, 14MB file size limit, so zip and/or remove unneeded things (cars, furniture, plants etc) that do not relate to the problem. Usually all that's needed is the plan file, not a Full Backup, unless the question is about materials.
  17. 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. When you ask a question, you are initiating a conversation, so please don't ask and then disappear. Stick around to answer follow-up questions and to interact with those helping. ---- Many questions have been asked and answered. The Home Designer website is a good place to start your search. Here is a video about searching the forum: https://youtu.be/dDT6wbrrVRM Resources for self help: The built in Help System (always a good place to start) Getting Started Knowledge Base YouTube Home Designer - Getting Started - Setting Preferences and Defaults
  18. I used to have Stanisci Design and Elkay in my library. They disappeared during version 2022 even though I tried downloading them again. Message always said download successful. I have recently upgraded to 2023 and just tried again to download those libraries along with The Galley, Fisher Paykel, and Viking. They still are not showing. The Galley doesn't show either. However Fisher Paykel and Viking are there. All downloads were successful according to the messages. How do I get these catalogs to be usable? Thanks, Leslie
  19. Hi, In elevation view, I have multiple depth wall cabinets, The less depth cabinet, while butted against a deeper cabinet is creating crown molding on the butting side. Is there a way to control what sides the crown is on? Thanks!
  20. 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. When you ask a question, you are initiating a conversation, so please don't ask and then disappear. Stick around to answer follow-up questions and to interact with those helping. ---- Many questions have been asked and answered. The Home Designer website is a good place to start your search. Here is a video about searching the forum: https://youtu.be/dDT6wbrrVRM Resources for self help: The built in Help System (always a good place to start) Getting Started Knowledge Base YouTube Home Designer - Getting Started - Setting Preferences and Defaults
  21. See if this older template plan gets you started. Search my YouTube channel for info on Home Designer Templates. Profile.zip
  22. In the Full Camera Defaults - see Positioning and insert a wide angle 'field of view' - Standard is usually 55 degrees but you can set it as wide as you like. Works well for me. Jeff.
  23. @MrMooCowWhere exactly in the meus did you correct this? Edit: Figured it out. The main tools are under Tools > Space Planning but beyond that I was erroneously attempting to lay down a slab first and build walls around it. Apparently that workflow doesn't flag the object as a 'room.'
  24. GuamChief

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    Architect Date: August 07, 2022 House Name: West Wing Design Version: Chief Architect Home Designer 2017 Designed By: Guam Chief Architect Version 8: Upgraded with Separate Guest/In-Law's Quarter and project continues with both Interior and exterior improvements.
  25. I ended up finding a way around this. I followed the "Option 1" link from my original post. I got the Third floor created, and then played with the Ceiling Material "thickness", gradually increasing it (while keeping finished ceiling height at 8') until I got the right geometries. So this floor has an artificially thick ceiling (about 5" thick of drywall), but I get the correct dimensions and can plan a remodel of this room accordingly.
  26. My Question was "can a NEW "Room Type" be added?" According to Nathan B., in technical support, the answer is; NO, users of HD pro 2023 may not add new Room types. The number of room types is fixed in the program. My copy of HD Pro has 32 Room types. We discussed two example bedrooms; One with hardwood floors and one with carpeting. In this example Nathan agreed with Rookie65 in that a given named Room Type; "bedroom" in this case, can be first used in one bedroom to specify, for example; a hardwood floor, and then the same named room type can be modified for a second bedroom to specify carpet. The differing attributes are stored in the design file. The default floor for the named type "Bedroom" remains Carpet unless and until changed by the user say if a new Design is started and there is a need for hardwood flooring again, or perhaps to apply tile to a third bedroom in the first design file, Nathan also agreed that for a given design file an unused room type such as; "Bonus" or "unfinished" could be renamed in effect providing a second bedroom default, However, the total number of Room types does not increase only their names change and related attributes when changed by the user. Nathan also investigated and found that earlier versions of Home designer Pro, as shown in the training videos, indeed had multiple bedroom types; Master, bedroom 1, bedroom 2, and so on. These were eventually deemed "redundant" and removed, they are now not delivered with current versions of the program. Thanks to each of you for your support, and David, Thank you for your quick Video it was very enlightening on changing attributes on the fly, and especially the part about Display options I will be paying closer attention to that.
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