Garybills

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  1. Garybills

    Cathedral ceiling

    I have Home Designer Pro 2020 and there is a draw ceiling plane in the roof dropdown menu, use that to draw a ceiling plane on the side with no ceiling and drag it to the center of the r to connect to the roof plane.
  2. Make a new layer in the Wall Type Definition and it will show in material list.
  3. Try this, I did it in Home Designer Pro 2023 trail version. 1. SET POST ALL AROUND 2. MAKE A COPY OF EXTERIOR WALL TYPE, CAHNGE FRAMING FROM LUMBER TO AIR GAP AND CHANGE FILL COLOR IF YOU WANT. 3. SELECT WALL AND BREAK ON EACH SIDE OF POST 4. SELECT SMALL WALL AT EACH POST LOCATION AND CHANGE TO NEW WALL TYPE. 5. IF AUTO FRAMING IS ON IT SHOULD FRAME CORRECTLY. 6. THE ONLY LOCATION THAT THIS WONT WORK IS THE CORNERS.
  4. I did this on a porch but the post were 12” wide poly solids and I broke the walls on each side of the post and made the 12 inch sections invisible.
  5. I did one in Home Designer Pro making a double wall, putting a window in the outer wall and a larger pass through in the inner. The angled sides I used cad box converted to a slab and the hardest was the top and bottom angles I used a backsplash. Someone else may have an easier and better way but this gets you there.
  6. Here is a really quick video on how to draw your roof using auto roof until I drew the room divider across the porch then it's all manual. Using the number 3 key to break and number 2 key to connect the roof planes. video1803886033.zipI had to zip the file to get it below 14 MB.
  7. I used the 2nd floor with invisible walls over the 5 bays and open below over the garage area.
  8. Check your temporary dimensions tool to make sure it’s turned on.
  9. I’d be glad to help you out. PM sent
  10. Garybills

    Roof issues

    I believe you’re talking about the small gable above door not having the return all the way across. I’ve had that happen before and I’m trying to remember what I did to correct it. I’m nat at computer for a few hours but will check it out unless David has had this problem before.
  11. You can use a counter top to cover that framing.
  12. If you can post the plan file I can take a look at it later this evening.
  13. This could work for your material list. 1 layer Slab floor, draw a polyline box over slab, convert to slab, change thickness, change material to ridged foam and lower below slab. repeat with 1/8" vapor barrier. It reports to material list as a slab but with different material. The elevation I drew cad boxes and fill color. Hope it helps.
  14. Try opening camera view light settings, adjust sunlight use generic sun, set intensity to 100000 and adjust sun tilt and angle.
  15. Home Designer Pro does not have the option to add layers to the floor structure. The only thing you could do is have someone with Chief Premier take your plan and edit the structure and send it back to you. I tried it with a new plan in X14 and then opened it in 2023 and the additional layers show in the structure.
  16. Sorry Dave I had to get on a team meeting and just went out. I’ll try and look at it again later, but I placed two cabinets and changed them after placing and they stayed.
  17. You can control the side properties in Cabinet Specification, Fronts, select drawer then adjust left side properties.
  18. Is this what your trying to accomplish? I used HDP 2021 and cut the main roof on each side of dormer and moved middle section in front of Dormer back against the wall. That will turn off your auto build roof if you have it on.
  19. Garybills

    Roof Alignment

    I looked at your picture. What are you wanting aligned the top ridge.
  20. The only way I've created a dome type home was with Poly Solids in Chief Architect X12.
  21. I created a second floor which in your case would be third floor and set the floor height at 12" and the 12" window at -12" to Bottom. This is using HD 1021
  22. I can help if you haven’t found anyone
  23. One question does the overhang drop down or is it the same height as main counter top?