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  1. This is in Architectural 2024 trial so I couldn't send the plan file back to you and you can get there with some work. Like you said above there will be a lot of water coming down the side wall, I made that section a 4/12 pitch kind of like a cricket. The main gable roof is on the second floor and the four small gables front and back are on the first floor. The section to the right I lowered to get the look you showed. Anyway, there's my 2 cents!!!


  2. This is HDP, I don't know what version you are using. You can change the dimension defaults from wall layers to surface and also change from the primary side to the secondary side of the walls.Capture.thumb.PNG.707ba1661fb37b637dbf278dbedacad5.PNG






    The wall definitions you can dimension to the plasterboard layer.




  3. 41 minutes ago, OldUncleMikey said:

    Hi, Gary - I'm using Home Designer Pro 2024 build

    Hey Mike, when I put the sink in the cabinet it works right, I made a custom countertop and I did like yours. Yours looks like a custom countertop so I put 3 cabinets together, left the countertops on them and then added the custom top behind them. That worked best because trying to cut the custom top around the sink doesn’t look as good. Hope that make sense and helps.

  4. 12 hours ago, tracer123 said:


    That worked! Thank you so much. How'd you manage to figure that out? If you don't mind me asking.

    It took a little trial and error, I knew it had something to do with that end wall so I broke it and kept moving it until the 4” worked. Splitting the screen and watch it in 3D helped to see what was going on. I had the same problem on a project and never spent any time trying to figure it out so I changed it manually. You would think it would work by just breaking the wall but it doesn’t. 

  5. @tracer123 I had the same issue using Chief Architect Premier, for some reason it changes part of the main roof to a 12 also. I drew my version of your plan and got the same results. To fix this I had to draw two cad lines see attached pictures and break the end gable on those lines which are 4" apart. change the 4" section back to a hip roof and that should fix it.


  6. 7 minutes ago, thebeedubya said:

    So are you saying that I need to select those walls and give them a room definition.  let me give that a try and see what happens


    They will need to be connected all the way around and then uncheck no room definition in the wall specification. I was curious so I used invisible walls and connected them, then unchecked no room definition on all the attic walls. It's not perfect but gets you a floor up there.1196800918_Capture2.thumb.PNG.9135c9556ab68355572bf6fed198676a.PNG48344911_2ndfloorwalls.thumb.PNG.ceb82ab60f80803dc1e2bc69b4abfddd.PNGCapture.thumb.PNG.4d60f9fe4792c8d0d8e144d48bb4c1f5.PNG

  7. Hey Eric & Meghan, after watching Erics video I went back to HDP 2024 and 2023 versions, and the American Casual plan templet is the only one that has the problem Meghan is having. Meghan, did you start your plan with that templet? If so, there is definitely a problem with the templet and not your plan. The screenshot is what I get in 2024 American Casual templet. 1527570422_Capture2.thumb.PNG.1ebd9b0b633170935224032c2b243819.PNG 

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  8. Hi Meghan, I don't have Pro 2022, but I opened your plan in Pro 2023 Trial Version and in Chief Architect x15. The only way I can get any layers to display in any back clip cross section views is to open display options and select all layers and turn them on. It shows that a lot of layers are on, but they aren't showing in the view. I'm not sure what's going on with it but I opened a new plan, and everything works ok. Maybe someone else has an idea on how to get them to show, but at least this way you can turn everything on and then turn of what you don't want to see.



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  9. 2 hours ago, MississippiMims said:

    Thanks Gary.  I also tried the "default wall top" and you are correct, it does fix the gable walls.  But as soon as I make any changes, such as adding the porches, the walls revert back to protruding through the roof again.  I don't know what's up with it leaving the wall short at the bottom.  When you pull the wall down, it moves the window.  Then when you try to move the window back to the correct position, it leaves an opening in the wall below the window.  I think all of these issues stem from how the dormers where set up.  I had to explode them to solve another roof issue I had with the main roof so I can't go back now.  Dormers are so frustrating.  I wish there was a "rendering" feature that would automatically clean up some of these issues.


    Thanks for your time.

    Yeh, I seen they were exploded and then if you delete the walls and roofs it leaves the hole in the roof that you can’t do anything with. I don’t use the dormer tools much because they have issues. 

  10. I looked at it last night and all I could do was select both front walls at the same time, open the wall structure and checked default wall top. That cur the top of the walls but there are still issues with the bottom of the dormer walls leaving a gap between the dormer wall and the 2nd story wall. You can pull the bottom of the dormer wall down and close the gap.