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  2. ryanohalloran

    Multiple intersecting roof planes

    Hello. I am trying to add a center gable to a shed porch roof, and also have the gable intersect w/ my higher opposite gabled roof. Trying to get this current design to become something like the lower picture. Any idea how to join the shed sides to the center gable, and also join the upper roof, and also cut away the inside planes to open the porch ceiling? it's a little complicated! This-- to turn into something like this: Help!! and Thank you!
  3. solver

    importing a dwg or pdf

    See the options under File>Import You will probably need to follow his roof design, but I don't believe it will transfer into the program, so you will need to use the tools in the software to create the roof. There are articles on plot plans that might help. See the links I posted above. What about elevations?
  4. JoAnnWodke

    importing a dwg or pdf

    Thank you, sorry I guess I didnt make it as clear as I thought I had. I added, Home Designer, Architectural (2021) to my signature.
  5. solver

    importing a dwg or pdf

    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. It's confusing when someone mentions Chief Architect so please leave that off. 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 Home Designer - Getting Started - Setting Preferences and Defaults Watch on YouTube: http://youtu.be/s-TcAHsiMjg?hd=1
  6. JoAnnWodke

    importing a dwg or pdf

    I created a house plan in my HomeDesigner Chief Architect 2021 and sent the basic plan to my builders Architect for adjustments and corrections. He will be sending it back to me soon as both a dwg and a pdf. What is the process or is there a process to import his finished design back into my program? I want to be able to build on his finished plan. Or do I have to totally correct each line, each cabinet ect ect when its sent back to me? The roof was kicking my butt so I was hoping his roof would also correct my issue. If I can ask a second question? I have a irregular lot on a curve and drawing it has been impossible, for me. Is there a easier way to bring the lot in besides drawing by measurements? Also elevations? Thank you. JoAnn I've only had this program for a couple weeks. I'm hoping to perfect using it!!!!
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  8. DavidJPotter

    Changing Wall and Foundation Heights

    All walls are adjustable via their "Wall Poly lines" in cross section views manually to whatever height you require. DJP
  9. Showing how using a molding attached to a Soffit can be used to create custom ceiling planes in Suite and Architectural. Download and install (drag it into an open program window) this file: Ceiling Plane.calibz Watch on YouTube: http://youtu.be/_u9SXzoc8Ws?hd=1
  10. WhimsicalMale

    Troubled Vaulted Ceiling w/ Gable Wall addition

    Thank you Eric! You totally understood what I was asking and your solution is best I can do with home designer. This may take me awhile, but I will try your suggestion. I watched the video and I'm not as savvy as you on the program...but I'll do my best. I appreciate you.
  11. solver

    Troubled Vaulted Ceiling w/ Gable Wall addition

    Suite is limited so here is a way -- maybe not the best way, to cover things. Place a soffit with a molding along the wall. Adjust the molding so it becomes the ceiling surface. A bit tedious, but it seems to work.
  12. solver

    Troubled Vaulted Ceiling w/ Gable Wall addition

    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 Home Designer - Getting Started - Setting Preferences and Defaults Watch on YouTube: http://youtu.be/s-TcAHsiMjg?hd=1
  13. WhimsicalMale

    Troubled Vaulted Ceiling w/ Gable Wall addition

    Hello, Hope I can explain this well enough to illustrate the issue. (adding images) There is a main living area with vaulted ceilings There is an addition (screened-in porch) with a full gable wall I'd like the main living area to have the vault from the main roof...but the gable wall addition is carving out it's own vault. I'd like the "V" in the main space to be vaulted per the main roof area...not having a niche ceiling carved out because of the addon porch. Ideas/help? Thank you for your time! Craig
  14. AAnthony

    Home Designer Architectural 2021

    Thank you for the quick response. I have added my signature. I don't know how to explain my issue clearly, but I will try. The floor for the overhang is hollow. I would like to depict the floor as a solid concrete floor.
  15. solver

    Home Designer Architectural 2021

    Don't understand the problem. What "floor" do you want to create? And ... Please use a descriptive title. And ... I see you said Architectural 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 Home Designer - Getting Started - Setting Preferences and Defaults Watch on YouTube: http://youtu.be/s-TcAHsiMjg?hd=1
  16. 313Architect

    Changing Wall and Foundation Heights

    @DavidJPotter I'll try that. For my next project I just had numerous areas where some parts of the house where elevated and I wanted to see if I could lock the foundation height from coming from the terrain but its ok @solver I have done that and as I was playing around with it yesterday and I noticed in the 3D view I could pull down the front exterior material over the foundation wall - for anyone new Thank you both
  17. AAnthony

    Home Designer Architectural 2021

    I created a 2 story building but the second floor has a 2' overhang. I am unable to create a floor underneath the overhang.
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  19. solver

    Changing Wall and Foundation Heights

    Change the Terrain height in relation to the structure.
  20. DavidJPotter

    Changing Wall and Foundation Heights

    As you have seen, the software is programmed to do what you have been seeing. The same is true for multiple-stacked rooms, floor to floor (if you lower the second floor floor height, it automatically lowers the ceiling below. Same thing with a first floor, whether you raise or lower the floor height, the software is programmed to respond to that change. It sounds as if you wish to create a first floor room with NO foundation. Perhaps you need to describe in greater detail, your problem? DJP
  21. 313Architect

    Changing Wall and Foundation Heights

    Hi, over the past few days I have been playing around on how to adjust the wall and foundation height. I feel like I have a good understanding on how to edit each but I am having one issue. I want to edit ( raise the 1st floor height ) but the foundation also rises. So my question is there a way to lock the height of foundation so I can edit the 1st floor without the foundation rising ? The reason I want to do this is because I want to keep the foundation under the terrain. Also some of my notes I took are below to help anyone new out ↴ Thank you James Simmons ( To change wall height - open specification - structure - change floor “ To match terrain height - with foundation deleted -7” ) To change Foundation height ( Which changes wall height ) - open specification - structure - change ceiling height - -19” When switched to garage - open specification for the room - structure - floor - -16” - 18” is better To have floor at terrain ground level - structure - floor - -28”
  22. Chief_Content

    Catalog Downloads - Q2

    The content team is continuing to work towards offering more catalogs for download to expand your decor and product options. Here are some of the most recent additions, in case you haven't gotten them yet. Brands: Mercury Mosaics Bonus: 3D Plants - Annuals 3D Plants - Bulbs 3D Plants - Climbers 3D Plants - Edible Garden 3D Plants - Vases and Pots No.2 (check out this fun announcement video) Cabinet Doors No.2 Cabinet Hardware No.2 Exterior Fence Panels No.2 Hobbies No.1 Gardening If there are brands that you would like to see available as Chief Architect digital catalogs, please reach out to your reps. or directly through social media posts to let them know how useful downloads are for you. You can tag @chiefarchitect when you post to include us in the conversation, and share our partner information: https://www.chiefarchitect.com/partners/catalog-partner-program.html Please send requests for bonus content to: content@chiefarchitect.com
  23. Suraci

    unusual roof

    Unfortunately, Architectural 2018 only has these options in the build roof dialog:
  24. solver

    unusual roof

    Experiment with these settings to fix the problem in the upper right, then adjust the pitch to align the ridge. You can do math to calculate the pitch, or just guess like I did. Probably took 4 or 5 iterations to get close enough.
  25. Suraci

    unusual roof

    Thank you for that. I still can't seem to get a ridge that exactly bisects the two roof segments. I've tried changing both pitches separately.
  26. solver

    Overlapping Walls

    I spent some time working on this problem when it was first posted and did not find a solution. Suggest sending in to support. I tried using different wall definitions, Room Divider walls etc and none of the Home Designer capable tricks worked. Chief has a tool that lets you edit these difficult wall intersections manually, but it's not available in HD.
  27. Rookie65

    Overlapping Walls

    Make sure the wall framing is aligned. See if there is a difference between the wall you want on the right versus the left one. Or even try reading through your reference manual under walls. Don't type in things like "overlapping", just look for walls.
  28. ChiefJeet

    Overlapping Walls

    Still having issue with overlapping walls. Eric referred me to a link but it has not resolved the problem. Further help would be appreciated.
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