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  1. solver's post in Goofy Roofs not lining up properly. was marked as the answer   
    It's helpful to have an image (screen capture) showing the issue as often it will be enough to provide a suggestion, and eliminate the need to download and review a plan.
     
    Edit>Reset to Defaults
     
    Choose Roof Directives in Walls
     
    Now only make changes to the settings that you understand. It's helpful to work in 3D so yo see changes as they happen.
     

  2. solver's post in I select window to edit dimension from wall and nothing happens was marked as the answer   
    On the right wall, you have 2 windows in the same space. Delete one and your dimensions work as expected.
  3. solver's post in Help with unique wall design was marked as the answer   
  4. solver's post in Missing Upper Side Wall After Changing Ceiling in Adjacent Room was marked as the answer   
    Try dragging your ceiling plane over to cover, or use a thin soffit.
  5. solver's post in Can I change the colour of the siding to a Sherwin Williams colour? was marked as the answer   
    No need to paint the trim first.
    You could also create a new material with your chosen color and use that material in the wall definition.
  6. solver's post in Exact Dimensions to start was marked as the answer   
    It doesn't. Consider all the ways to create 1000 sq ft. 
     
    1'x1000' gives you 1000 sq ft, as will a 31' and a few inches square.
     
    Once you have joined walls to make a room, you will see a Living Area Label automatically created.
     
     
    And ...
     
    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.
     

     
     
     
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    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
  7. solver's post in Can't set proper height of first floor was marked as the answer   
    Build, or turn on Auto Rebuild wall framing. Be sure to set the top plate count to 1.
  8. solver's post in tapered stairs was marked as the answer   
    Using the Room Divider wall, create a room shaped like you want the stairs. 
    Draw the stairs within this room.
    Set the stairs to Winders.
    Move the 4 walls and stairs close, but not touching the deck.
     

  9. solver's post in attic walls not needed was marked as the answer   
  10. solver's post in Multi-Level Foundation Issue... was marked as the answer   
    Watch a video or two and you will see how the program is intended to work, and will be able to answer your own questions.
     
    Having an actual foundation gives you dimensions.
     
    Here is what I would do.
     
    Using the CAD tools, trace the exterior of your foundation. 
    Copy that line to a new plan.
    Draw walls (they will snap to the CAD lines).
    Build the foundation.
    Adjust things as required filling in interior walls etc.
     
    But first, I would watch that video so you understand the process (big picture).
  11. solver's post in Changing Roof Thickness was marked as the answer   
    Made the fascia 36", and the overhang is a separate roof plane.
     
    How you model will depend on the details, like what the finishes will be. 
  12. solver's post in Cannot Change Drawer Type was marked as the answer   
  13. solver's post in BarnHome was marked as the answer   
    Are you using auto or manual roofs?
     
    Roofs build over rooms. If you can build a shed roof over a one room structure, you can use the same technique to have one auto build against an existing wall.
     
    Manual roofs -- just draw a roof plane where you want it.
  14. solver's post in Floor joist layer showing only joists from floor above. was marked as the answer   
    Floor framing is located on the floor below, so to see it, you need to use Reference Display.
     
    Here I've changed the Reference Display Layer Set to show only floor joists, and left the default red line color.
     
    The Open Below space has no floor joists, while the room to the right does.
     

     
    Reference Display is handy for all types of things.
     
  15. solver's post in What is the effect of sill plate height on foundation wall? was marked as the answer   
    I'll guess it's the way your concrete foundation walls are defined. Try moving what I assume is the drywall to the interior wall layer instead of the main layer.
  16. solver's post in Enable ray trace greyed out cannot deselect was marked as the answer   
    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. 
     
     
     
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    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. solver's post in Wall Layers and Colors not Displaying in Floor Plan was marked as the answer   
    See if this helps.
     
     
  18. solver's post in Post to Ceiling & Foundation Bump-Out was marked as the answer   
    Use Room Divider walls to define the porch. Place post manually.
  19. solver's post in Standard window sizes - how to specify was marked as the answer   
    Suggest you reference the manufacturer information for your window choice and ask your supplier about sizing -- what if any advantage is there for choosing "standard" sizing.
     
    Windows are generally made to order, and not stocked somewhere in specific sizes, unless you are buying off the shelf from a retailer.
     
    Probably a better way to do what I show, but this should give you what you need.
     
     
     
  20. solver's post in Trying to get roof rafters for addition running perpendicular to slope was marked as the answer   
    Start a new plan. Draw a roof plane. Open it and look at the Baseline settings on the General panel. Experiment with the settings.
     
    You can enter pitch as 3 in 12 instead of degrees.
  21. solver's post in Changing the automatic framing to match local codes? was marked as the answer   
    Please keep in mind that the people helping here are all volunteers. It's not our job to solve your problems. 
     
    David said: "for pier and beam type foundations, they are laid out manually using the provided tools".
     
    To be clear, the program will not automatically build a complete pier and beam foundation. It will build some of it, but you will need to place piers and beams and proper footings manually.
     
    Here is another link to some info that may get you started. https://www.homedesignersoftware.com/search/?default_tab=all&q=pier
     
  22. solver's post in Is it possible to implement a plan with multiple roof materials was marked as the answer   
    No.
     
    For your flat roofs, look for Shapes, then Closed in the library. They are on the Geometric Shapes layer (or something like that). 
  23. solver's post in Snap Issues was marked as the answer   
    What you see is the way the program works. Normally you draw with Angle Snaps on -- at least that's how the people that developed the program think. When you turn Angle Snaps off, the cursor changes to remind you.
     
    I always leave Angle Snaps on, and never have a problem.
     
    Search Help for "pointer icons" (with the quotes) for more info.
  24. solver's post in Square footage, taking cabinets & appliances into account? was marked as the answer   
    Nothing automatic.
  25. solver's post in Attic hatch in ceiling was marked as the answer   
    Draw CAD in plan. Place a note.