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  1. Thanks Solver,

         I like what you propose; the original was too busy. I will do the same for the other side and probably put another post in the middle underneath. I did not think about creating my own truss in SketchUp; just looked at what they had. I will try that next. 

    Thanks so much; you have helped me yet again! Charlie

  2. Hello,

     I have been using Home Designer Suite 2018 for a while now and love it. I have been trying to create a beam truss assembly for my porch design and cannot seem to find a good way to do it. I have tried using the cabinet / soffit tool, library browser/ shape/ box tool and importing sketch up 3D files; but to no avail. I believe I can do most of what I want to do with the cabinet / soffit tool or library browser/ shape/ box tool; but cannot figure a way to rotate the shapes to a certain angle for the angled beams. I have attached a sketch showing what I would like to do, or a variation thereof. Am I missing something or is this just a limitation of the Home Designer Suite 2018? I appreciate any help / advice!



    truss layout 3.jpeg

  3. Hello,
    I have created a new design for my next home and I really love the suite software! I have been trying to create a shed dormer in my attic space, but with no luck. I have tried following one of your support articles, but it does not seem to work; it appears to be only for the pro software. Can I create a shed dormer in the suite software? If so, can you provide the steps to do so? Thanks

  4. Hello,

        I just recently bought virtual Architect Ultimate to design my new house. When I got to the vaulted ceiling design part of it, the software would not do it. The help line said it was no longer an option. What a disappointment! I am now looking for a different package to do my design with. I already have a builder who can take my floor plans and design the structure (framing, foundation, etc); I just need the most cost effective package to do my floor layouts, interior and exterior views, furniture placement (to check sizes of the rooms). Obviously, It needs to do vaulted ceilings in some rooms and others not. The vaulted ceilings may not be on the same angle as the roof (scissor trusses). Can anyone suggest which one of the offerings will do the job? It appears the pro package can do the job but  I do not want to pay that much. I appreciate the help!