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  1. Answers often depend on which title (Suite, Pro etc) and version (2018, 2019 etc) you are using.

     

    You can help everyone by adding that info to your signature (see below for how to turn them on) by clicking on your user name at the top right of the page, click Account Settings, then Signature on the left.

     

    Doing so makes it always available, and keeps others from having to hunt for it.

     

    And, turn on signature display too.

     

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    Resources for self help:

     

    The built in Help System (always a good place to start)

     

     

     


  2. 3 minutes ago, mark2457 said:

    I'm using auto roofs.

     

    Manual roofs would be simpler, but review these options to get the roof to build where you want.

     

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    5 minutes ago, mark2457 said:

    Added a second floor with abs ceiling height same as floor.

     

    Make it the actual heights.


  3. 2 minutes ago, mark2457 said:

    When I add a half wall for one of the knee walls I get a message saying I probably want to add another floor, but not sure how, as the wall height at the exterior is actually 0"

     

    You need the 2nd floor. Have you added one to see what happens?

     

    Are you using manual or auto roofs? 


  4. Answers often depend on which title (Suite, Pro etc) and version (2018, 2019 etc) you are using.

     

    You can help everyone by adding that info to your signature (see below for how to turn them on) by clicking on your user name at the top right of the page, click Account Settings, then Signature on the left.

     

    Doing so makes it always available, and keeps others from having to hunt for it.

     

    And, turn on signature display too.

     

    SIG.thumb.jpg.af17109346e9446432098056e258623d.jpg

     

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    Resources for self help:

     

    The built in Help System (always a good place to start)

     

     

     

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  5. I see you said Pro 2021

     

     

    You can help everyone by adding that info to your signature (see below for how to turn them on) by clicking on your user name at the top right of the page, click Account Settings, then Signature on the left.

     

    Doing so makes it always available, and keeps others from having to hunt for it.

     

    And, turn on signature display too.

     

    SIG.thumb.jpg.af17109346e9446432098056e258623d.jpg

     

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    Resources for self help:

     

    The built in Help System (always a good place to start)

     

     

     

  6. HD2021


    20 minutes ago, ricatic said:

    I have to confess that I have no idea how to accomplish what you suggested...

     

    Lots of info on many topics available via a search ...

     

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    @ricatic

     

    On 3/12/2020 at 9:01 AM, ricatic said:

    One tool that is no longer in the open item toolbar is the "copy/paste in place" option.

     

     

    Remember you can customize your toolbars ...

     

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  8. 2 hours ago, spfrysinger said:

    To be clear, starting with what you've drawn (a 1-storey plus attic),

     

    I started with your plan -- 2 story + attic.

     

    2 hours ago, spfrysinger said:

    in order to add a second storey room I would manually draw the walls on top of the first storey walls, right?

     

    Yes if walls are not already there -- see the video.

     

    2 hours ago, spfrysinger said:

    I assume I have to turn off the "roof above" switch for the first storey room?

     

    No, the program is smart enough to only build roofs over the highest room.

     

    2 hours ago, spfrysinger said:

    I normally use the "Build new floor" option (for other buildings) to get a second floor with alignment relationship to the first floor. That works with stand-alone buildings, so I thought that should work in this case too.

     

    Being able to automatically create walls when you build a new floor is just a bonus. What you are really doing is telling the program to set things up so you can draw on a new floor. It creates a virtual floor. Think of it like you are drawing on paper. You draw the first floor, then get another sheet and draw the 2nd, and another to draw the basement etc. 

     

     

    Watch on YouTube: http://youtu.be/t71oVyTYB58?hd=1

     

     

     

     

     

     

    2 hours ago, spfrysinger said:

    To be clear, starting with what you've drawn (a 1-storey plus attic)

     


  9. 4 minutes ago, spfrysinger said:

    but when I try to add a 1.5 storey addition I can't make the roof specifications for it without the roof/second floor of the house getting messed up.

     

    The simple answer is -- you have Pro, so use its manual roof tools to draw the roof you want.

     

    Or, attach the plan file (close Pro first) and say what the roof on the addition should look like and someone will take a look.

     

    I see a bunch of other issues with the windows. Is everything correct? 

     

    7 minutes ago, spfrysinger said:

    So I'm wondering if this issue might have been resolved in the latest version (2021). If so, that might move me to plunk down the money to upgrade.

     

    Can't say without seeing the issue. You can always download the latest Pro trial and see for yourself.


  10. Since this is a small and simple structure, and you have Pro, so why not use its manual roof tools.

     

    Getting a roof like this to auto build is possible as I show above, but much easier and far quicker with manual roof planes.


  11. 12 minutes ago, blaineklein said:

    i cannot get the walls and roofs to act right when i Auto Rebuild the roofs. Can someone please run me through how to fix this? 

     

    Fix what? Show the problems. I don't see a porch on your plan.