BalsamKnoll

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  1. BalsamKnoll

    Help w/ selecting rooms

    Thank you, thank you! Fixed, and it's working fine. Thanks again!
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    Help w/ selecting rooms

    I'm working on a plan that another user (Jo_Ann - thanks again!) helped me out with in August. For some reason, on the main level, I'm unable to select individual rooms - HD Architectural keeps selecting the entire level, even though there are separate rooms on that level. I downloaded a free trial of Pro, thinking that was the issue, but Pro selects the entire first floor as well. Can someone help me figure out how to get back to being able to select room by room? Plan is attached. Thank you! BalsamKnoll plan.plan
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    How to construct oversized shed dormer wall

    OH MY GOODNESS. Thank you so very much! I cannot tell you how deeply appreciative I am that you took the time to work on my plan. I now see where I needed to make changes, but wow, I wouldn't have figured it out on my own. I'm just starting out in project management and design - I've done a handful of remodel jobs but this is my first new build, and I really didn't know if Pro would be worth it when I decided to buy the software. I am anxious about making the investment, but it seems like the wisest decision. Again, my deepest thanks.
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    How to construct oversized shed dormer wall

    Thank you for the advice, both of you. I've posted on the CA seeking services forum because I don't think I can put any more time into learning Pro, though I'd like to eventually make the upgrade and learn it when not on such a tight timeline. I naively thought my plan wouldn't be difficult to draft, but managing the ceiling heights and roof lines with a 1.5 story is too much for me right now.
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    How to construct oversized shed dormer wall

    Thank you, Eric. I did play around with the basic tutorials after reading them, so I am familiar with the dormer tool and manually, but there were elements of this plan that have stumped me. I was finally able to sit down tonight to work on the oversized dormer. I have it built, but the roof planes are wrong and I've spent hours playing around trying to fix them. Is there something obvious I'm overlooking? The plane of the roof outside of the dormer should extend downward, but it isn't. I've tried adding a wall break and deleting the "interior" exterior wall (used to make the dormer). I've also tried playing with the ceiling heights in the second level. Also, the roof line on the garage is messed up as well. I'm not sure of where to go from here. Draft back dormer.plan
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    Help with stairs/quarter-turn/landing

    Thank you, Solver! I can't believe I didn't know to click in the middle section with control pressed. Worked like a charm, and I was able to finally get the upstairs landing connected as well. Not 100% correct but it will do for now.
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    How to construct oversized shed dormer wall

    Another question for you knowledgeable folks: my project calls for what is - in my mind - essentially an oversized shed dormer wall that spans one wall of the house (see pics). I've read the shed dormer tutorial (ref KB-00367) and have unsuccessfully attempted to build it using a knee wall with wall breaks, following the tutorial. The "dormer" (using that word for lack of a better term for this feature) interferes with the roof plane over the garage. I've since scrapped my work on that feature for addressing at a later date, so I don't have a plan to attach that matches the error message screenshot. How would you build this? I'm using Home Designer Architectural 2019. (The blueprint SS are from a project commissioned by me; I'm using HDArch for interior design & landscape purposes.) Draft 2 plus porch drafts.plan
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    Help with stairs/quarter-turn/landing

    Thanks for the reply. I've edited my post to include the plan (work in progress - lots of stuff is incorrect compared to the actual plan SS) and removed the downloads. Re: snap - The staircase is supposed to be flush to a wall. I've made the staircase, but I'm unable to move it so that it's flush to said wall.
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    Help with stairs/quarter-turn/landing

    I'm working on recreating an existing plan for a project that's currently under construction. Using HD Arch 2019, but mainly as a tool to help client with interior design. I am new to the software and have been drafting this project bit by bit since June. The project's (built as a story and a half in HD Arch) staircase (see A4 attachment for visual) calls for a straight staircase, a landing midway up the wall, and then a quarter turn to the left to reach the upper level. I used the build U-shaped stairs tool, and then rotated a section to create a draft staircase, but I'm unable to snap it to the wall as the plan calls for. Looking for any advice on how to get the correct layout is greatly appreciated. Draft 2 plus porch drafts.plan