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  2. solver

    Diagonal Break Wall

    I see you mentioned Suite 2020. 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
  3. solver

    building a slanted/sloped wall

    Please post questions in Q&A. Tips & Techniques is where you share your tips and techniques. To answer your question, probably not if you are referring to something like this.
  4. I am trying to design a small cabin with an outward sloped wall that will have built-in bunks attached. Is there a way to do this with Home Designer Pro 2020? I could use some help with this. Otherwise, I am relegated to the old-fashioned way of drawing with pencil and paper.
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  6. evanacree

    Roof Alignment Struggles

    Thank you for the response, @Jo_Ann and my apologies for the delay. I attempted what you said but didn't quite work. Can you clarify which wall in the attached screenshot?
  7. evanacree

    Diagonal Break Wall

    Hello! I am trying to get these exterior wall sections to exterior material. I am familiar with using break wall to do this but unsure of how to do it on a diagonal. Any help would be great! HD Suite 2020
  8. solver

    Help to create roof line

    Watch on YouTube: http://youtu.be/4kR-9nOhnfA?hd=1
  9. AlexT8113

    Opening 2020 version file in 2019 version software

    I was afraid that was the case. That stinks. Thanks
  10. solver

    Opening 2020 version file in 2019 version software

    You might try saving as a DWG or DXF, whichever Pro supports, and then importing.
  11. A colleague sent me his file to work on, but he uses the 2020 version of HDP, and I use 2019. I wasn't able to open his file. Is there any way he could save his file, such that I can open it? That seems very poor to me that two consecutive versions can't be compatible to the point of not even being able to open the file at all, yet they have the same extension. Please help. Thanks
  12. JulieDunning

    Help to create roof line

    Thank you both for replying - I am new to these forums. I have added my signature - I work on Home Designer Pro 2019. Self taught on the program with how to videos and such. I am a Graphic designer not trained in Architecture but learning from the builder I am working for so bare with me if my terms sound amateur. The front gable is easy with a return to give it the same look but for the life of me I can not figure out how to place the one behind it. I have watched so many videos and just when I think I might have found it - it doesn't work. I have included the file that I am working on. Any help would be wonderful - eager to learn more. T Pelletier_auto_save.plan
  13. Our latest Update 3D Package offer these pendants  from Delray Lighting until 13th March for you to download today and use in your future design projects

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  14. ricatic

    Half vault roof trusses and ceiling planes

    That worked...I am very puzzled as to how that happened as I set the all defaults prior to building any walls...thanks for the help Regards Rick
  15. solver

    Half vault roof trusses and ceiling planes

    Try this.
  16. ricatic

    Half vault roof trusses and ceiling planes

    Eric I was able to use your info and one of DJP's videos to make the ceiling planes and trusses as shown in the attached plan file...I know the results are not perfect as far as framing perspectives show but I am satisfied. My long standing policy of not telling framers (or any trade for that matter ) how to do their job will preclude providing perfect framing plans. I used the "soffit" trick to build the high upper wall at the living room/dining junction. The truss engineers will have to figure out ow to carry the loads. But another issue arises...and hours of working on it have been fruitless.Somehow I have managed to builds some interior walls with one side sheathed with the exterior wall board and batten material. Any help in getting the walls to display correctly will be much appreciated Have a great evening... Regards Kingston ranch with trusses.plan
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  18. DavidJPotter

    Help to create roof line

    You start by having similar plan-view layout of walls like the photo. Depending upon exactly what software application you have, you pre-program the walls where you wish "Gable Roofs" to build over (reference "Roof Types" in your "Build Roof Dialog Box - Roof Styles Tab". Read the Help article there on "Gable Roofs" set up and then try to see if you then get a success. Without actually seeing your plan file, I cannot further suggest what you could look at or study to get a desired result. Help us, help you! DJP
  19. solver

    Help to create roof line

    Plenty of how to info in the links above.
  20. solver

    Help to create roof line

    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
  21. JulieDunning

    Help to create roof line

    How do I create the gables on the front of this home. I am a bit new but a fast learner. Thank you in advance
  22. DavidJPotter

    Material eye-dropper

    Changing the surface material or color directly effects the lighting scheme, especially when using a Standard Render or Physically Based Render camera. DJP
  23. ICONDEV

    Material eye-dropper

    Any reason why using this tool would be auto adjusting the lighting in each room?
  24. Ensure a thrilled client with you proposed 3D design by including these outdoor furniture 3D models from Fermob in your future design projects - download it now in CA format before our Update ends on 13th March

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  25. ricatic

    Half vault roof trusses and ceiling planes

    I will try again tomorrow...Thanks...
  26. solver

    Half vault roof trusses and ceiling planes

    Ceiling planes edit just like manual roof planes. They need to be continuous (connected etc) for a truss to generate correctly above them. Work on getting the ceiling planes in place and then try the trusses. If you continue to have problems, post the plan with your best effort on the ceiling -- It's a pain to try to interpret a written description on where an object like a ceiling plane needs to go.
  27. ricatic

    Half vault roof trusses and ceiling planes

    Eric...thanks for the quick reply...After reading the knowledge base and watching video, I did place the planes first...and then second...kept getting a planes hit one another...break them or use handles to bring them closer...not able to get around the message ...there are no planes on the drawing I sent as I wanted as clean a floor plan etc as possible... This plan exists in a presentable state now...I could get permits and build it...but my desire is to learn as much as possible about using it for design for others purposes. I have progressed to the point that a client commissioned me to design an even more complicated home for him...I was able to put together a very nice package on layout pages...he understands that truss engineering and design was in the arena of the manufacturer...one down and hoping for more work...and I want to produce more complete packages in the future... Regards Rick
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