Dekade

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  1. Dekade

    Can't Get Basement Wall Heights Correct

    Solver, Now there's a cool idea. I will use that and I will also be doing David's way so that I can 'learn' to do roof stuff. Thank you, Solver. Dekade
  2. Dekade

    Can't Get Basement Wall Heights Correct

    David, At the very end of your video you said, "Thank you for your kind attention". I am absolutely without words almost as to what I think of your kindness in taking the time to create a 'me specific' tutorial. With you trying to make a buck off of what you do every day I am sort of stunned at your generosity. This was really kind of you. Can't get over it. May sound soapy or mushy but the truth - it is what it is; that's who I am when it comes to being thankful when I get help on something. I will pass this forward somehow someday. So now, I am going to go at it and do it myself. Mostly really study the tutorial. Then do it. All I see that I need to do on the plane and in real life, up on the roof, is get rid of the dead valley simply by shaping a plane with a slight pitch to it. I have learned tons of stuff from this topic post. I can really do some work now rather than spin my wheels most of the time. AGAIN - MANY THANKS. This is great!
  3. Dekade

    Can't Get Basement Wall Heights Correct

    Yes I did ask the program to build the roof. That is the problem. This is an existing house. I need to hip into the existing hip. The thumbnail that you presented is what I would love to have but can't rebuild the entire roof in real life. That is why the existing valley is the headache.
  4. Dekade

    Can't Get Basement Wall Heights Correct

    DJP Thanks for your advice. I always appreciate receiving your input. You are definitely knowledgeable - aided by your usage of the software everyday for business purposes. It is a different scenario for someone like me who only uses it for a handful of reasons. I wish I could know the software inside out like you do because I know that I would really have a lot of fun with it. I did 2D CAD all my life in my business of interior medical facility designing and for the designing of products we manufactured. I had that down pat. HDP is a different beast. For example: I grew up in a construction family. I never paid much attention when working with my dad regarding roofs. He was a real mastermind at roofs - and could do it all in his head!!!!! Then comes me and HDP. I want so badly to put a hip roof over the front porch on the attached plan (a few posts above this one) both in HDP and in real life on the house. Dad died 2 years ago and I have no way of understanding how to tie the porch hip roof into the existing hip roof. The problem is the valley situation that would become an issue at the corner of the garage. I could step away from the 4' garage wall and have an open area above the porch for about a foot, BUT, I don't want that; just would not look right. I want a total enclosed hip over the porch tying in with the current house hip roof. So, that said, I can't use HDP to help me solve or draw a porch roof because I don't know how to mentally picture solving the valley issue in real life, in the field, in the first place. Thus, I'll not get the roof on the porch. Can't have everything in life. At least I built the porch. No problem there. Again, its rough on those of us that use the software on occasional need.
  5. Dekade

    Can't Get Basement Wall Heights Correct

    Thanks Solver and Kbird 1, I will keep at it. I definitely appreciate your patience and assistance. You certainly have helped keep my stress level down! Yep, I do wear glasses. Too much work to draw trusses and position them. Not experienced enough in the software to do all of that. I think I'll leave that puppy lie. 2210_2014_v1.plan
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    Can't Get Basement Wall Heights Correct

    I have been slowly succeeding in getting certain aspects of framing to display. I was able to fill the gap at the top of the basement walls. There are three things that I am stumped on. Is there any way to not display a ceiling in one room but retain ceiling displays in other rooms? Example: in a basement I need to see the ceiling joist but in the rest of the house I need to see the drywall ceilings. Since I have built the framing and then use a floor camera it looks as though the ceiling joist are trying to come down through the drywall. What is causing that effect? I have 3-1/2" truss rafters but my framing shows stick build. Is there a way to get trusses to show?
  7. Dekade

    Can't Get Basement Wall Heights Correct

    Eric, You have been very helpful with suggestions and instructions. Don't think it is going unnoticed or unappreciated. I will now experiment and see what I can come up with based on your advice. I'll be back in a few days with any comments or questions. Again, Thanks. Dekade
  8. Dekade

    Can't Get Basement Wall Heights Correct

    So, what you are saying is that when anyone draws a situation like this (concrete basement walls) they have to put in (manually draw) the box plate; all the time; no option? If that is the case then how do you draw in the plate? Slabs elevated? Also, since all of this is now in front of me as a problem to reckon with is there a way for the ceiling joist to appear rather than the drywall ceiling? I can understand that the concrete walls cannot automatically evaluate that a plate is on top (or should be); but, nonetheless it seems as though something is not right somewhere. I'm no expert on the mechanics of the Designer Pro software though so I easily stand the chance of being completely wet behind the ears. Still looking for complete closure on this issue. I would just like the detail and representation to be correct in camera views. But, how do I get there?
  9. Dekade

    Can't Get Basement Wall Heights Correct

    Attached you will find the file. 2210_2014_v1.plan
  10. Hello Forum, I am having trouble with basement ceiling wall heights not extending up to the bottom of the first floor. Note in 1.png in the upper right corner that the cement basement wall is not going up as high as the wood frame walls placed into the basement. The wood framed walls are 89.75" tall. That is what the cement walls are to also be. But they will not go as high for some reason. Note in 2.png that I have changed the "B" measurement to 89.75" but it causes the floor to drop. What can I do to get the concrete foundation walls to coincide in height with the wood frame walls? Home Designer Pro 9.0 Thanks for any assistance, Dekade