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  1. 1st. It seems that I could have given a better explanation on what I have been trying to achieve and in the future I will do so. 2nd. I followed the link you provided and it turns out that you have pointed out exactly what I needed. I saw that somewhere, but don't remember where. Perhaps the video headings, but I didn't realize exactly how spot on this is for my situation. Solver gave me several tips based on the limited information I provided and I've been planning to sit down and try them. But this is it, this is the feedback I was looking for. Now I wont have to ( get to, hehe)redraw my plan, at least this time. Thank you, Dave
  2. I do use AutoCAD 04 proficiently and I love the program. I've had it for many years. I've had HDpro 09 for almost as long. I hesitate to upgrade because my desktop which has a 30" widescreen monitor is older and I'm afraid the new 2018 version may be too much for the ol'girl. I also use a Surface pro with the programs and I switch back and forth using both, so I'm still using the 09 version which works very well for my level of expertise ( or lack thereof ). In the past I've had staff who would do the 3D work. Now the staff is gone and I'm trying to learn it. It's much more fun than the AutoCAD version I have. But now it's 10 years later and I struggle with remembering exactly how to do things because I'll sit down for a few hours and work on a project then I might not return to it for a week or two due to my hectic schedule right now. I was fighting a deadline to show the house on this particular project exactly like it is vs the conceptual improvements. So based on that I was hesitant to start over thinking there must be a reasonable solution to the situation that would save the time I needed to make my deadline. While I agree with you on starting over, I was trying to avoid that this time. Having said that I also agree with you regarding the fact that each time I start over it goes way faster and I tend to learn more. This forum has been a great resource for that purpose. Sometimes stating the obvious like you have here does indeed make the most sense, however I'm simply to stubborn (at times) to listen to that inner voice when it tells me the same thing you and others have. In the end I was able to get the plan far enough along top make the presentation and get the agreement to go to the next level. So now I will start the whole plan over, which is fine because now I have the leeway to do so. The funny part is, I can build it. I just have a tough time drawing it. :0) Cheers
  3. So you were able to resize the actual windows within the bow window while keeping the bow window the original size? I tried several times to change the window sizes while keeping the bow window the original size to no avail. I just cant seem to do it. I don't know how to show the dialog box but mine does not allow for window resizing, unless I'm missing something, which is highly likely. :0)
  4. I saw the video and I even tried the foundation trick, but all the properties are different. The walls are concrete on the first level as well as indented slightly. When I do the 3D it doesn't look like it would if I had done two levels to begin with. The "basement" or lower level is not finished and not visible from the street, however from the back side it looks like a regular two story stucco house. I made a mistake when I started drawing it as one level. So now I'm having trouble adding stairs to the lower level as well. I was trying to avoid starting over. Ill check the videos again. Perhaps i missed something. I see its quite easy to add a 2nd level, but that doesn't help with this situation. Thank you for your time. i am grateful for any help I get here. As you well know you can spend hours on this program, albeit mostly fun hours. :0)
  5. Are you saying you don't understand the question? I don't get the ???? help
  6. I'm no pro, but I bought a gaming card ( the ones that video gamers like, you can ask at best buy or somewhere like that), Its a separate video card that plugs in for enhanced graphics. If you take your computer in they can do it for you. I did that and have never had any issues like the ones you describe. Plus my renderings happen very fast.
  7. How do you add a basement or 1st story to a plan that you have already started? I don't mean to add a foundation, but a new story without starting over. Also, Can you upload a cad plan from Auto Cad and then convert the plan to walls in home designer Pro 9? Thanks
  8. I tried this but it the program only gives the choice to have windows or not. it does not allow an option to resize the windows within the bow. Perhaps its because my version is so old. I'm using version 9
  9. Solver or anyone who can help, I am having issues with a pop out wall I'm working on. I am designing a house that has a back wall that pops out at an angle. I don't know how to attach the screen shot so i took a photo. Its like a large bow window, but the whole wall pops out floor to ceiling, it has 5 sections that are all equal. In the drawing I am unable to change the angle of the walls so they are all equal I tried placing a bow window in the drawing but I am unable to resize the windows within the bow. If you can help me resize the walls of the current drawing or resize the windows within the bow window that would work too. Thank you resizing walls Rama.pdf
  10. You really don't want to take your cabinet al the way to the end of a wall anyway you need to allow at least 1.5" min for the countertop overhang. I allow not less that 1.75" from the face of the cabinet not the doors. Also, you will need to consider how far your cabinet handles protrude. This is extremely important on inside corners. If you do not allow enough room there your drawers will hit the handles of the adjacent inside corner cabinet door/drawer when you open them if you do not allow for it.