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  1. rickm1954

    Auto stairwell to Attic

    You were correct! Two walls were set to no room definition.The stairwell works fine now. Thanks!
  2. rickm1954

    Auto stairwell to Attic

    I tried to do just that but I can't click on the area and open up a dialogue box. Not sure why?
  3. rickm1954

    Auto stairwell to Attic

    Hello Everyone, I'm stumped again trying to get an auto stairwell cut into the second floor which is 3/4 finished with partial unfinished storage area. See attached plan. The message is that I don't have a floor to cut the stairwell through. This is the only way I could generate the floor plan that I needed was to use the saltbox roof plan and by doing so it makes part of the space a 2nd floor and part unfinished attic on top of the first floor ceiling joists so the stairwell is trying to generate in an area of ceiling joists and not floor joists. My first preference(And the way we actually would build this home) would be to build the roof on top of the 2nd floor system which brings the roof up higher and gives more headroom for the stairs but I couldn't find a work around to build the roof on the subfloor of a second floor so I went with the saltbox roof but now I can't get the stairwell in. I'd appreciate any help that you can give either to point me in the right direction to build the roof on top of the 2nd floor (1st preference) or how to get the stairwell and stairs to generate on the ceiling joists. The only other problem with generating the stairwell in the ceiling joists is will I be able to add finish flooring to the top of the ceiling joists. The landing at the top of the stairs is on ceiling joists and not floor joists as well. I tried building the roof on the second floor on a 3" wall but when I pulled down the wall where the roof rafters sit, I pulled down all of the second floor walls. If I could just get the one wall to be three inches tall and the rest of the walls remain 8', I think I would have the problem solved. Thanks, Rick
  4. WOW! Not sure how I became so confused??? Thanks! Rick
  5. Hello All, Having a difficult time trying to figure this one out. I've done an as-built of an existing two story home with an attached 24' x 24' garage with a one story 6' x 12' mudroom entry between the house and garage.The mudroom is one step down (- 6 1/2") from the level of the main house. And the garage slab is - 27" down from the floor of the mudroom or minus 33 1/2" from the main floor of the house. I'm taking the existing 2 stall 24' x 24' garage and converting it into a two story in-law apartment. See attached photo. I'm adding a beam and framing a floor system off of the garage floor that will be level with the mud room floor which will leave a 19" crawl space between the bottom of the new floor joists and the existing concrete garage slab. I've gotten that far and I have my first floor walls built and I want to add a second floor to the area over the garage foundation only. When I select add new floor, the program asks if I want to add a new third floor . I'm guessing that the program thinks I want to add a third floor to the existing second floor of the main house but as I already stated, I just want to add a second floor to the new apartment (old garage). Can this be done, or do I need to delete the entire second floor off the main house and then start over and redraw the second floor of the house as well as the second floor of the apartment? I've looked in the forums as well as googled this question and I can't seem to find any answers. Thanks for your help. RickM1954 Home Designer Pro 2018 Windows 10 Pro HP - Intel core I7 2600 3.4GHZ 9 GB RAM
  6. rickm1954

    2x4 stairwell wall in detached garage

    Thanks to both David and Kbird for your help. I've attached two photos that show the results. Using kbird's idea of placing a wall and editing it in cross section view worked welland I was able to drag the dimensions to match up more accurately than using the geometric shapes - wedge However, using the wedge, I was able to match the drywall and paint color but using the wall I'm left with the bottom of the wall showing(raw wood) and I was not able to make that go away. I'm a newbie so maybe there is a work around but I was not able to figure it out.
  7. rickm1954

    2x4 stairwell wall in detached garage

    Hi I'm using Home Designer Pro 2015. I'm trying to finish a design for a detached garage and need to build a 2x4 wall with 1/2" drywall on both sides that attaches to the side of the stairway but doesn't have bearing down to the garage floor slab. (see attached photo). Its attached to the ceiling and is flush to the bottom of the stair stringer. I'm guessing this needs to be done with a polyline but not sure. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!