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  1. I gotta tell you that I appreciate the effort you put in to answer questions, but you may not realize that you come across as condescending. If its a basic question perhaps you can simply answer. By using your canned response of pointing people at the hundreds of hours or docs and videos you are not actually helping. I've watched them. I would just like friendly help. I followed this guide: https://www.homedesignersoftware.com/support/article/KB-00456/building-an-l-shaped-structure-with-full-gable-ends.html So, I can build the roof according to this, but I cannot
  2. I have a plan that has an l shaped gable roof. The long direction is 12/12. The short direction is 6/12. I also have a roof over a 1st story garage that is 6/12. I can't seem to figure out how to simply edit the wall/roof pitch to get a different pitch for each gable end. When I open a dialog that has the full gable wall dialog item checked the Pitch options are grayed out so I cannot change them. I would have thought that I could simply select a way, check the full gable wall check box and then set the pitch to 6/12, but I cannot. How do you do it.
  3. Thanks, John, I'm involved in the city zoning process and have a good relationship with the community development/building department. Like your location they are pretty flexible if you check the boxes for basic things. Setbacks, retaining walls, distance between buildings, estimates costs etc. I think I am focusing on some of the greater detail as it will potentially impact my design choices from a technical perspective. If I can get more detail I might also be able to avoid problems when transitioning to a builder. I'm a detail sort of person in my career. In working
  4. Thanks. Shame there isn't any scripting or automation in the Pro version. What is the most common or recommended way to represent the walls that would be removed? I have a few of these. I search a bit and didn't find anything. The CA features for layers and masks probably do what I want, but they don't exist in Pro. Is my plan to get a lot done in Pro and then work it over in CA a reasonable one or am I wasting my time?
  5. Was this directed at me? If so I'm curious to know why you might make this statement. If I am not mistaken this forum in general is discussions on non professional software. I've outlined that I have some skills and am more or less not an idiot with an interest in mocking something up close to exactly what I want with the intent on handing it off to a builder to do whatever they feel is needed including making their own drawings. Seems a bit odd to make a recommendation which is basically... "do not use the software we discuss and rather hire someone". Sort of anti-community ... un
  6. What sort of confusion are we talking about? How can I recognize it? Do you recommend doing terrain last or close to last? Anyone using source control like Git or AWS Code Commit to manage file versioning and syncing? BTW: Does the Ruby Console exist anywhere for Pro 2018?
  7. Ok, what is useful in the sig area. I ran a technical forum for enterprise software for 10 years. What can I put in my signature that is essential or useful relative to this thread asking for any advice on tackling a project? For what its worth I do not see signatures in your posts or anyone's posts using Chrome. I've read a lot of the documentation. Nothing exists to practically walk someone through the use case I described. What I am hoping to get is a real world understanding or some recommendations on how to approach the sort of project I have outlined. I know there are going t
  8. The question is entirely related to using Pro 2018. Strictly In general would not be terribly helpful since I know I will be facing software limitations. I'm sorry if this wasn't clear from the detail in the post. That said I would not turn down any advice including random advice. Life is short.
  9. You just want to know where I am from? Sorry, I would not assume location is all that important, but I added it for anyone that is interested.
  10. Background: I recently purchased Pro 2018. I had Arch 2014 and back in 2014 I stumbled through trying to plan a remodel. Well a kid came and I've been busy. Now I am back on the objective of an addition and remodel for my own home. I actually own two of the same home so I'm hoping to get some economy of scale for the efforts. Me: I'm a software engineer. I have a degree in fine art and have some experience in drafting (yes, with paper) and cad/3d with things like rhino and older 3dstudio and autocad, but its been some time. I have taught vocational arts and furnitu