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  1. I only have the trial version of Suite 2023, so I tried to make some notes to help you out. It's a matter of setting up the walls for the roof, especially the back sunroom for the upper pitch. I built the foundation, and the garage and sunroom floors came back. I hope this gets you on the right track.
  2. Can you post your plan and maybe someone can figure out what’s going on. I tried to replicate your situation but wasn’t able to. Also, what version of Home Designer are you using?
  3. Pella Cottage Sash.calibz Try this Pella window and see if it's close enough to what you're looking for. I couldn't get the Pella Catalog for HD but was able to save this one to my user catalog in Chief x15 and export it. Hopefully it will open for you.
  4. I don't know what version of HD you have, but some of your textures were missing when I downloaded your plan and the missing textures said HD Suite 2020. My example is HD Pro 2020 so I hope Suite will work the same. Since you started you plan on an angle your floors aren't drawing on that angle. In Plan view go to Edit, Edit Area, Edit Area (All Floors), Marquee select everything then go to transform replicate objects and rotate -15 degrees. I hope this works for you.
  5. Thanks Eric, my brain was thinking automatic.
  6. You can't do it automatically, but after framing you can resize and delete the plates in a framing camera view. The only problem is you can't turn auto wall framing back on. It wouldn't be to bad if your just doing a few walls dividing a Townhouse or Apartment.
  7. I downloaded the trail version of 2024 Architectural and there is no option to dimension to window and door centers, only interior wall centers.
  8. Is this what you're looking to do? 
  9. How about a cabinet. a 3/4" thick wall and a 3/4" double door? 
  10. You can do it through the Rail Specification.
  11. There was a post on May 2nd with a similar issue, no good results other than manually extended the gable wall.
  12. Scott, I’ve had this happen a lot when you have auto rebuild roofs on and mark the one room no flat ceiling. You can drag the attic wall over and cover it up but then it hangs down in the room so you have to adjust the bottom of the wall also.
  13. What piers are you changing, the house foundation piers or the deck piers?
  14. If the kitchen is in the slab section and the wood floor section, that’s probably what Is causing it. If so you might have to use a room divider and split the kitchen where the floor is different.
  15. You don’t happen to have the room above marked as garage?
  16. Check your Basement Garage floor structure and make sure floor under this room is checked. This is what I get if it's not checked.
  17. It is according to what type of structure you're wanting to draw; I did this in Pro 2024 Trial version, the walls were setup in Wall type, but roof was mostly manual rafters and roof blocking for the purlins. There are more options, and you can do better job in Chief Premier.
  18. Hi Woody, I've tried to draw your example in the trail version of Home Designer Suite. The problem is with the center wall dividing the two side rooms, if you delete it the outside closes in. In Chief Premier there is an option to balloon wall through ceiling above which fixes it, but that option isn't available in suite. Also, in Suite you can't adjust the bottom of the walls you have in the picture. I'm not sure what you solution will be other than removing the center wall.
  19. I looked your plan over and there are several things with walls not lined up and roof planes that aren’t parallel to the walls. I could help you sort through them but it would take some time with a zoom meeting to show you how to change things. If you’d like to contact me, give me a call or email. Thanks.
  20. I started with hip roofs on the porch, broke the roof planes and moved to the position you need. Draw a attic wall on the 2nd floor.
  21. Here is how the default floor structure is set. The Open Web Floor Trusses will have to be drawn manually in HDP 2023. Hope this help you understand how to the floor structure works.
  22. Can't really tell from the picture, but is the area under the stairs marked open below?
  23. In the layout view go to tools, toolbars, Customize Toolbars, search for page then drag the 2 arrows and change layout page onto you tool bar.
  24. I’ve had that happen before but I can’t remember what the problem was. It seems like there was something out of line with the walls or the roof. If you can post your plan someone might be able to figure it out. Did you draw the roof manually?
  25. If you place dormers and then break the main roof plane and pull it up to the wall, the dormer disappears. Eric’s video works perfect in Chief Premier but you don’t have the subtraction tool in Home Designer. Does Home Designer have the roof hole tool?