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    Different elevations for house and garage

    Dear Jo_Ann, Do you know if the professional version of Home Designer handles this better than Architectural?
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    Different elevations for house and garage

    LawB10, thanks very much for this information. Best, Dan
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    Different elevations for house and garage

    Jo Ann, you are right -- I looked too quickly and thought that he had lowered the house relative to the garage, but I see that their floors are at the same levels. In the mean time, I tried your method with a sample and it works. I don't know about patching with wedges or soffits -- need to learn that. I'll probably experiment some more, then break the garage away, rebuild it, raise it, and move it to the house with your method. Thanks for the help. Dan
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    Different elevations for house and garage

    That's it! How did you do it? Jo-Ann's response said to split the buildings, build the roofs, then move them together. Is that what you did here? Thanks, Dan
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    Different elevations for house and garage

    Here is a more informative message with a picture. Appreciate any help, and I'll try to smile Home Design Architectural is the software. Procedure: 1. Draw the attached plan. 2. Raise the garage 2 feet (changing the floor height in the garage [which is on the upper level] and then putting back the default ceiling height). Problem: The roof distorts no matter what I try. In this version, I used the automatic roof. I have also drawn the design without a roof, adjusting relative heights before adding the roof. I've done it with auto rebuild roofs and with the gable roof line tool. The auto rebuild roof tool generates the roof you see here. The gable roof line tool creates similar but slightly different problems. The roof draws fine with either auto rebuild roofs or the gable roofline tool when when the garage and house are the same height. It is the change in height that creates the problems. I've pretty much exhausted the possibilities in my brain. There must be some trick that I am just not seeing. Thanks for any help, Dan
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    Different elevations for house and garage

    Thanks, My software is Home Designer Architectural I've attached two files of the upper floor only and with the interior design stripped out. temp1 is before dropping the elevation of the house. temp2 is after dropping. You can see what happens to the roofline and also that wall that jumps up between the overhangs. Best, Dan temp1.plan temp2.plan
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    Different elevations for house and garage

    Very very worn out trying to get this thing to work. I've got a house on a downslope. I built the house with an attached but slightly offset garage. Many hours building it. Everything was OK until I tried to lower the house 18 inches relative to the garage. (The garage slab is at the same level as the top floor, and the house sits behind (attached) and down the slope, beginning with an 18 inch step-down into the top floor in the house). I am not having trouble lowering the floors --- the trouble is with the roof, which seems to behave randomly. It's a gable roof on the garage and house with the gables in the same direction--simple. The garage has some interior rooms in the back that run into the house. Everytime I step the house down 18 inches (or step the garage up 18 inches) the roof gets completely messed up. Walls in the back of the garage creep up through the roof, and the roof line distorts. What is the proper way to lower the house relative to the garage? I obviously am not following the right procedures, and it's all in the way the roof and walls behave when the house is lowered relative to the garage or the garage is raised relative to the house.