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  1. Has anyone modeled vertical blinds on sliding glass doors? I can add blinds to windows but not doors. Any suggestions? Thanks, Susan HDA 2015
  2. Yours, regarding custom ceiling planes. Sorry, I didn't remember the name of the video and I didn't want to have to lose my post to search for it.
  3. First of all, I am using Home Designer Architectural 2015. Yes, I know, but I lost my job this year and can't afford the upgrade. Second, I have watched and watched and watched the 11:02 video on using moldings instead of soffits (????). I cannot figure out what he's trying to do, and he never shows the crown molding complete in the final room. I cannot use the example file he provided in the post as it was created in a newer version than I have. I watched the tutorial video but it did not answer my question. I have searched and searched the help documents but they are not helpful
  4. Well this pretty much ensures I will NOT be upgrading to the 2020 version. No Print Model, then no thanks. I'm using Architect 2014 now. I could upgrade to something newer, but apparently no newer than 2018. I have a couple of years to go before I can build my home, and I'm going to need models I can build to compare and show the hubby. Very sad to hear this. This was one of the best benefits of HDA.
  5. Hey all - HD Architect CAN actually print to STL format!! I don't know why I thought that it didn't. I am SOOO thrilled! 3D printing here I come!!! Now I can print little models of the homes as well! Susan
  6. I have searched the forums but nothing comes up for 3D printing. I have modeled a complicated mountainside terrain in my HDA program, and I'd like to be able to get a 3D printed model of it. I know it will not be big, and I know it won't be exact, but I'd like one anyway. Our local library has just announced that they have 3D printers available for public use! I know that they need an .stl file, and that HDA does not export to this format. I'm hoping someone out there might have some experience in 3D printing, and might offer some suggestions on how I could get my fil
  7. Solved - "Thanks" does not come close. I couldn't open the other 2 plans as I just have HDA 2015, but now I understand the options for this complicated roof. I figure with the amount of time I've spent on this silly plan, if I put money towards my time, I have probably spent enough to justify the purchase of the Pro version! Fortunately I haven't yet run into another roof plan this difficult so I will hold off for a little bit longer. Gotta save all my pennies to build this monster!!
  8. I use Adobe Acrobat 8, the "primo" PDF generator, and I get very bad results as well. I have a relatively simple ~2500 sq ft home with garage/workshop below - 3 total stories.I have no terrain (I tried using a model with terrain and got bad results, so I removed it thinking that might help. It did not.) I get only 90% of the walls of the 1st (main) floor, 3 small walls of the 2nd, and nothing of the foundation. I don't get all the roof pieces as well. I wonder what Support says about it.
  9. I have a complex terrain that I copy to other plans to see how the structure would fit on that terrain. It is somewhat large and complex, built with many elevation lines. Here's how I am able to do it relatively easily: If you have structure etc. already built, turn off the display of everything except the terrain. I zoom out to see the whole thing, then select the entire terrain, making sure that all of my elevation lines are selected. Then I go down to the bottom toolbar and find the graphic that is a cube, and the tooltip is Make Architectural Block. I select that. This will put your en
  10. There are plantation shutters available in the Sketchup 3D Warehouse. Do you know how to download the sketchup files and add them to your library? https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/ Search for "plantation shutter" and you'll find a few options. Here is the help on importing objects into your library: qthelp://chiefarchitect.com.chiefarchitect.architectural/doc/dy2493303.htm Susan
  11. I have modeled terrains of just 5 acres and 10 acres. I used elevation lines spaced 5 ft apart, so that resulted in rather complex terrains - on purpose. I am an IT professional so I have a rather beefy computer and video card. While HD Architectural handles the rendering of the terrain itself okay, once I put a house on it, the rendering goes terribly wonky. And when I use the Perspective Full Overview, the whole terrain starts out as a teeny graphic and I have to zoom WAY in to see it. Even when I reduce the terrain, the initial overview ends up very small for some reason. I contacte
  12. Good advice - get the basic structure done, add the 2nd story, play with the roof, and THEN detail. At one point I actually did delete the 2nd story and start all over again, but not knowing fully what I was doing, my 2nd try didn't turn out so well either. The result is what you saw there. Eric - I will give this a try. Thanks. Solver - yes, that is what I am trying to do. But HD Architectural does not have manual roofs. Jo Ann and all - All i did was turn the 3D picture around and take another screen shot. I assure you all of the shots of the cottage are of the same exact model witho
  13. Select the railing that is parallel to the house, and make that a gable wall. Voila, gable porch! I just did this on a plan I'm working on right now. | house | | | +-----------+ +----------+ | porch | +---------+ <-- make this a gable wall even though it is a railing. I did this in HDA 2015. Good luck! Susan
  14. This issue is similar to the Multiple Gable issue that was just recently posted. I'm not trying to follow an existing structure but I am trying to duplicate a house plan. That other plan (which I downloaded and tried to follow) did not have a porch or a section with a low pitch. I have spent quite a few hours now trying to straighten out this roof. I have gone through the help and this Forum and have used several of the ideas presented, which has gotten me this far. But I've hit some snags I cannot straighten out. I am using HDA 2015. The roof is supposed to be a full gable all the way
  15. I found this when I was searching for other stair help. I read the title, and wondered why you'd need help with "winders" around stairs. It's simple! You just go to the "Winder" button in the toolbar. It's right next to the Door button. You can select all different types of Winders. Regular winders, Bay winders, Box winders, even a Bow winder! Then you can add drapes or shades or blinds to pretty them up. Of course joining stair landing won't make any winders. Ha ha ha! I got a very nice laugh out of this. Happy Designing! Susan