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  1. SnowmanMTU

    Need help with Flat Roof

    Thanks, I think I got it working about as well as I can. Final product isn't great but it works. LawB10, in the OP are two attachments with the blue prints with elevations and the project file. Thanks, Mike
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    Need help with Flat Roof

    Awesome guys! Thanks for the help. I apologize for not getting back sooner. My computer took an unexpected dive! I did play with Parapet instructions but the uniqueness of the two levels was getting me. I don't think I constructed the supporting walls right. I like the ideas Eric but I don't think that's the route we are going. There are some specific reasons for the two planes and the flat roofs. We are looking for a strong Solar option that can be low profile. Also trying to keep clean lines without too many elevation changes which d rive up cost. I like how you've got it looking. I thought I had mentioned in my first post that it was Home Designer Suite 2015. I'll have to add that to my signature. DavidJPotter. Were you able to save the file so I can compare my end-state? Thanks,
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    Need help with Flat Roof

    Hi all, So we've come a long way in our house design and our architect has been great. We've got a great set of prints but he's a little older school and doesn't have the 3d modeling yet. I transposed the drawings into Home Designer Suite 2015 but have been foiled trying to get the roof right. I've studied the threads and keep getting stuck. I removed the porch pillars because they weren't coming out right either. We are also eliminating the adobe slump accents in the house due to cost. I have a two level parapet system with a flat roof that I'd like to model appropriately so I can start to play with colors and finishes. I have attached both my transposed Home Designer file as well as the appropriate architectural drawings I am trying to mirror. Any ideas? Am I stuck by my version? Thanks, Mike House Plan Transposed 2.plan WOUDENBERG-HOUSE PLANS ROOF DESIGN.pdf
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    Gable Roof + Flat Roof

    I might have gotten it. Screws up the inside but at least it is clear on the outside.... doubled the walls, made it a balcony, and put the balusters at 24" Thanks to all!
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    Gable Roof + Flat Roof

    That's close. Let me try your technique. I think the balcony idea might work. I'll play with it and let you know.
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    Gable Roof + Flat Roof

    Kbird1, Here's the latest file. I don't like the auto roofs. No fun at all! I have played around with the walls a lot. Basically the tutorials work if I have a quadrangle. Floor Plan 2 Flat Roof Garage Master.plan
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    Gable Roof + Flat Roof

    Here's what I've gotten to thus far (See Attached) Thanks for the guidence on the interior heights. That was kicking my butt before. For some reason I'm ketting a little flair up on the edge. I've tried to adjust the over hang and where the walls sit on the 2nd floor but to no avail. Thoughts?
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    Gable Roof + Flat Roof

    Correction, I see that KBird 1 was just reitterating what Solver said about the walls. I'll look into that.
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    Gable Roof + Flat Roof

    Solver, That looks very very close. Is there a way you can send the file back and I can open it? Or should I just copy what you suggested and make the walls even height and then make the Walls around the garage / master a second floor with short walls? KBird1, What do you mean about the default height on the doors? I did make the french door on the top side taller since that is the direction of a nice mountain view. Thanks,
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    Gable Roof + Flat Roof

    I am getting stuck with the Home Designer Suite 2015. I'd like to put a Gable Roof over my main living space at 4 or 6:12 pitch with the possibility for dormers on the top side. I'd like to put a flat roof on the Master Suite and the Garage. The catch with this is that there needs to be a parapet around the edge (classic SW "Santa Fe" style) I can't even get this program to build me a nice Gable roof over my main living space let alone beat it out of it's head that the rest should be flat and I haven't even seen an option for Parapets. Has anyone solved this problem before? Floor Plan 2 blank Limited Labels.plan