solver

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  1. Yes I would try a Custom Backsplash for the arches. Draw it against the wall, select it and move it out to the face of the cabinet. Search in Tips & Techniques for Backsplash to see more info. You cannot.
  2. I don't see an attachment.
  3. Check out the terrain tools for your gravel.
  4. Welcome It's helpful to know what title (Suite, Pro etc) and version (2018, 2019 etc) you are using. This information is needed to provide the best response. Please don't comment saying you included that info in your post, and please do not make another comment saying what you have, instead, place this info in your Signature so it's always available 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. ---- Many questions have been asked and answered. The Home Designer website is a good place to start your search. Here is a video about searching the forum: https://youtu.be/dDT6wbrrVRM Resources for self help: The built in Help System (always a good place to start) Getting Started Knowledge Base YouTube Home Designer - Getting Started - Setting Preferences and Defaults
  5. You are in the wrong place. The Chief forum is here: https://chieftalk.chiefarchitect.com/
  6. What are you wanting to do?
  7. @Pro2023UserMatt Did you give up?
  8. solver

    Wall elevation

    You have set your Elevation and Cross Section cameras to Standard View. Switch to Vector View and see what happens.
  9. And a request. Add the year to your signature (using the correct year of course) -- something like: Home Designer Architectural 2023 Build 21.3.1.1.x64 Thanks
  10. And you might want to do the same with the foundation -- leave Auto Rebuild on.
  11. Rebuild the roof. Suggest you leave Auto Rebuild Roofs checked.
  12. In this program, you will always have an Attic level, and even an actual home built using trusses for the roof has an attic, it's just not as useable as a stick built roof. For many questions, and this is one of them, attaching your plan file will help someone help you. So many possible settings and ways of doing things, having the file eliminates lots of back and fourth. 14MB size limit. Zip or remove unneeded things like furniture, cars etc. if it's larger. Close the program before zipping and attaching.
  13. Welcome It's helpful to know what title (Suite, Pro etc) and version (2018, 2019 etc) you are using. This information is needed to provide the best response. Please don't comment saying you included that info in your post, and please do not make another comment saying what you have, instead, place this info in your Signature so it's always available 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. ---- Many questions have been asked and answered. The Home Designer website is a good place to start your search. Here is a video about searching the forum: https://youtu.be/dDT6wbrrVRM Resources for self help: The built in Help System (always a good place to start) Getting Started Knowledge Base YouTube Home Designer - Getting Started - Setting Preferences and Defaults
  14. I'll guess, and guess is all I can do since all I have to go on is what's above. You are looking at this much like you would when actually building. You have a tall empty building and you want to build a two story structure within it. You would build your new walls on the slab, so you try to do the same in the program, drawing walls on the foundation level. And you probably do not have a 2nd level in your model because you don't see it as a 2nd floor, but rather just a room above another that all fits within the larger structure. Because of these things, I suggested you watch a video or three to see how the program works. You won't learn how to do exactly what you want, but you will learn the concepts, and then be able to apply them to your project. I'm certain the step by step instructions I provided above will get you started. Please start a new thread with questions unrelated to your OP.
  15. Start a new plan. Do not make any changes to defaults. Draw four walls to form a room. Don't worry about exact dimensions. Open the resulting room and set it to be a Garage. Do not make any changes to any settings. Build a foundation. Make sure Walls With Footings is selected, but make no other changes. On the 1st level, draw a wall dividing the room. Select the wall and copy it. Build a 2nd floor taking all the defaults. Paste/Hold Position to paste the copied wall on the 2nd floor. Open one of the rooms and change its room type to Open Below. Take a Doll House View and see what you built. ----------------- As an alternate method, instead of using an Open Below room on the 2nd level, raise the ceiling in the 1st floor room. Experiment a bit to see which method works for your application. Framing will change, if that's important. ----------------- Now start over setting defaults before drawing anything, and at each step (like when you build a 2nd floor), make changes as required. ----------------- I had about 30 years working in IT when I started with Home Designer, but I think the only carryover was knowing how to learn new software. I was lucky I suppose, as I picked up this software fairly quickly, but I probably spent 40 hours of study in the beginning. Something that has always worked for me is to start small and simple. Once I understand that, slowly add and/or change things, pausing as needed to learn and/or experiment before moving forward.
  16. You might want to pause and learn how the program is designed to work. What you want to do is really simple if you work with the program. There are hour long getting started videos on the Chief YouTube channel (linked below) and lots more articles and videos on the Home Designer website. ---- Many questions have been asked and answered. The Home Designer website is a good place to start your search. Here is a video about searching the forum: https://youtu.be/dDT6wbrrVRM Resources for self help: The built in Help System (always a good place to start) Getting Started Knowledge Base YouTube Home Designer - Getting Started - Setting Preferences and Defaults
  17. Post a picture or two -- Vector View probably best, showing what you are getting that you do not want.
  18. solver

    Trouble with Gables

    Someone here might be able to help. You would need to attach your plan file and say what the gables need to look like. Or make a post in Seeking Services. It links over to the Chief Architect forum.
  19. solver

    Trouble with Gables

    Welcome It's helpful to know what title (Suite, Pro etc) and version (2018, 2019 etc) you are using. This information is needed to provide the best response. Please don't comment saying you included that info in your post, and please do not make another comment saying what you have, instead, place this info in your Signature so it's always available 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. When you ask a question, you are initiating a conversation, so please don't ask and then disappear. Stick around to answer follow-up questions and to interact with those helping. ---- Many questions have been asked and answered. The Home Designer website is a good place to start your search. Here is a video about searching the forum: https://youtu.be/dDT6wbrrVRM Resources for self help: The built in Help System (always a good place to start) Getting Started Knowledge Base YouTube Home Designer - Getting Started - Setting Preferences and Defaults
  20. solver

    Foundation Plans

    You are limited by the tools you have in Pro, and it sounds like you are doing things the only way possible. There may be better ways to do individual things in your process, but it's difficult to recommend anything without seeing your steps. Suggest you ask specific questions if you feel like something could be done better. Attach a simple plan that shows a typical structure, and the corresponding layouts showing what you want. Some will build the basement on floor 1, and the foundation (footings etc) on floor 0. This is mostly manual, but it seems to give more control. I'm not here to sell you on an upgrade to Chief, but here is a comment I made earlier today on some of its capabilities.