debgreen

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  1. That worked, thanks! And I didn't have to change the ceiling height. I see what I was doing wrong, I was changing ALL the walls of the room -- exterior AND interior -- to gables and high shed, thinking the whole area had to be identified. Maybe the shed roof help screen could be modified to specify that only the exterior walls need to be changed to gables? The help screen also says to mark the lower horizontal wall to high shed, which we didn't need to do here. Thanks again. Deb
  2. Thanks Eric. OK, I changed the ceiling height 2 feet higher but still having problems. Here's what I've done so far: The side walls are set as "full gable walls". If I set the back wall to "high shed/full gable wall" (I'm assuming that's correct since it's the highest point of the shed), and the front wall to "full gable wall", I get image 1. If I set the back wall as "high shed/full gable wall" and the front wall as "high shed/full gable wall", I get image 2. If I set the back wall as "full gable wall" and the front wall as "high shed/full ga
  3. Hello -- I am trying to create a shed roof section that is raised over an existing gable roof on one side. The existing gable's pitch is 4:12. I have attached a photo of a similar roof I am trying to create, plus a screenshot of what I have managed to achieve so far, and a screenshot of the actual plan. Note the shed roof on my design covers an actual house extension, not an open porch. The entire shed roof needs to raise high enough that the lowest end sits at 8 feet. I'm stumped as to how to raise this shed section off the gable. I followed all the tutorials, adjusted the roof sp
  4. Hello -- I just spent six months creating our house addition plan in imperial measurements. Our government body who approves variances and permits has just advised that all plans must now be in metric. How do I do a simple imperial text to metric conversion? I read in a help screen that this can only be done at the start of creating a project (!!), but maybe I'm using an older version and this was fixed? Can someone let me know please? If the program doesn't know how to do this, is there a workaround, like creating a new file for metric and copying the previous content into the new
  5. debgreen

    Floor Problems

    Thank you all. Jo-Ann your solution worked. The correct dialog box came back when I changed the bedroom label to deck and back again, and for some reason floors in bedroom and shop returned. I also changed the garage name to Utility per LawB10. I now have a new issue with the ceiling molding -- it dropped about 12 inches but I will check the manual and figure that one out later. Since the floors are back, I haven't played with rebuilding the foundation, so I think I will leave that for now. Seems to be okay and everything is lining up. Solver, thanks for your suggestion -- I
  6. debgreen

    Floor Problems

    Hello again. I'm having more issues with this plan and the floors/foundations. On one of the bedrooms and the Shop (garage), there is no floor. Display options for both 0 and 1 floor are checked. This may have to do with the foundation height changing from that bedroom's exterior wall and the attached garage on the other side. The garage and carport are on slabs with no foundation (basement) below. I have read the manual to exhaustion but I can't find how to troubleshoot this. I have attached screenshots of the bedroom and the garage, and also attached the plan itself. Any suggestions
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    Foundations

    Hi LawB10, just a thanks again. I was able to use your plan, make the roof changes I needed and I'm onto my exterior features and terrain. Quick question: did you do that plan on a Mac or Windows? Some of the basic toolbar functions are not working, like tiling. Let me know when you have a sec as I have a ticket in with Support. Thanks!
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    Foundations

    WOW, LawB10 that looks amazing! May I use the plan to continue? I have to adjust the roof over the garage and carport area (it's all gable end to end but I like yours better). I will also look at the settings you used so I can learn them. Thanks!
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    Foundations

    THANK YOU ERIC!! That fixed those problems. I see where I went wrong -- of course even a slab has a foundation. I did review all the basic "welcome" videos and tutorials before starting the design, then went on to roofs and foundations as well as reading the manual. But I could not find clear answers so thanks again for providing them. I'll go through those links you provided and then hopefully get that garage and carport looking the way it's supposed to. Deb Home Designer Suite 2018 using Mac High Sierra.
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    Foundations

    Hi Solver, Thanks for getting back, and Happy New Year! What I specifically want is for the changes I make to register with the program. In this case, I want to know why half the exterior wall showing up as invisible when this has NOT been selected and how do I fix that when there seems to be no other option to do so. Why is this silly 12" high garage showing up in the camera view when the entire garage HAS BEEN DELETED and how do I fix that when there seems to be no other option to do so? Why is the foundation showing as 36 inches when I set it at 18" and how do I fix that wh
  11. debgreen

    Foundations

    Thank you everyone. It may be that my Home Designer Suite 2018 does not run properly on Mac High Sierra, which would explain the insanely illogical issues I've been having. As just one example, take a look at the attached screenshots. From the earlier thread, I had some problems aligning the garage and carport foundation and roof to the house, so I deleted them intending to start over. What I got - see the shot - was an "invisible" wall section that is not checked as invisible, a 12" high garage that was entirely deleted and is still showing up on the cameras, and a 37-1/2" foundation th
  12. debgreen

    Foundations

    Hello David, Working and learning diligently. But now it's time to share some screenshots. If for a laugh if nothing else. Still trying to pull my garage and carport along the same roof lines and required foundation. I've spent about six days trying to do this. Didn't think I'd need my calculator to do what a computer should do, but I get it. This is is a professional architect (which I am not) program, even though it's sold as as a user suite, not pro, but so be it. I'm keen to learn, so I'm trying! I have many years experience with other programs and the floor plan was easy.
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    Foundations

    Thank you David for your kind and professional reply. I did make sure the various display options had foundations checked. I now have my calculator out and hopefully will hit the right sequence of numbers to remove the foundation height from the garage and carport slabs. I will keep trying a bit longer before posting images.
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    Foundations

    Hi, I am using Suite 2018 with Mac High Sierra. I'm having two problems with foundations. I've read all the help screens and forums and whatever tutorials I could find and I'm still having trouble. First problem is I cannot get the garage and parking slab to generate without the foundation height. I've changed all the dimensions and heights but I can't get it to work. Both are attached to the house. I haven't put the 3-step landing in yet, is that the problem? Haven't got to learning stairs yet. I read on the forums that one has to remove the attached garage and
  15. Click outside the walls and look in the status bar to see what's selected. Got it and it solved my little problem. Could that info be put in the help screen for tracing an imported plan? Many thanks!
  16. I imported a PNG floor plan, traced over it and now want to delete it the PNG. I found the information below in the help screens but it doesn't say HOW to select the PNG once a new floor plan has been drawn all over it. Clicking on select only selects the new walls and room sections I've just created, it isn't recognizing the PNG beneath. I can't even move it out from underneath the new drawing to get it out of the way. Can anyone advise please? I am using Suite 2018 on Mac High Sierra. Thanks. Now draw new walls over the ones in the picture, and once you have traced all the