CCarpenter

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    Library Downloads

    I've not had any problems with downloading library content in the past but recently I've purchased a few catalogs and after downloading when I try to open the file (and yes I've chosen the correct version - X12/ 2021) to bring into my software a new blank Home Designer Pro 2020 "page" opens and that's all. I've tried closing out and rebooting and that hasn't helped. Any thoughts? Thanks.
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    Library Downloads

    Drop & drag worked. Thanks!
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    Library Downloads

    open = double click It does not install in Pro by double clicking on it. I will try the other method. The point being I have installed at least 12 other catalogs previously without issues all using the same method and these are not working.
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    Angles & Trim

    I am working with "log post 1" or a cylinder shape or "8" single log piece" any will do. I am trying to make a 45 degree brace as well as some angled pergola pieces @ +/-30 degrees. How can I place these pieces at an angle. Also, I would like to add a 1x5 trim board to the roof fascia boards, how can I do that? I could make the piece out of a shape or even use CA-001 but, again how can I place it an an angle? The shape handles don't allow for this (rotating just distorts the shape) and there is nothing in the Specification box for angles. Thanks.
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    Angles & Trim

    Yeah, that looks nice. It's just Chief Architect is a more than I can justify for how I use it. However, that said, the amount of time I have spent trying to figure out workarounds...
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    Angles & Trim

    Ok, thank you. Angles, other than 90 degrees, are like an inherent part of architecture & building. It would be helpful to have the ability to create and work with them in 3D.
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    Log Cabin

    I'm creating documentation drawings for an existing log cabin. The logs, on average are 1' diameter. I can change the log profiles in the library to 1' width but, I don't seem to be able the change the height, it is grayed out at 10". Do you know of any workarounds? Also, the logs in this cabin pass each other at the corners and the end cuts are exposed. Any thoughts on how to make that happen? Thank you! Home Designer Pro 2021
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    Log Cabin

    I was using the log siding to create a wall and not trying to make it a log. However, I was trying to get the height and number of logs in a wall to display correctly i.e.: # of existing logs in the wall and that is why I was trying to change the height. Are you suggesting I build the cabin out of these log pieces? Would I be able to insert doors and windows? Under log pieces I seem to only have 8" logs but, I see I have the ability to modify the size.
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    Log Cabin

    I was using Log Siding 1 and trying to modify that. Here are a few photos of the cabin. One part is different than the other
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    Walls at Intermediate Stair Landing

    I have a multi-level U or switchback stair. On the 2nd floor along the hallway on one side is a railing. On the run from the 2nd to 3rd floor I would like a wall starting at the intermediate landing to the underside of the 3rd floor. The program automatically generated a railing and a railings up the run where there should only be a handrail along the wall. How can I close off this space with a wall? I tried extending the run & landing out under the 3rd floor wall and drawing a wall on top of the stair but, that resulted in a wall covering up the 2nd floor hallway railing. Thanks! HDP 2020
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    Walls at Intermediate Stair Landing

    Sorry it took a couple of days but, here's a snippet, it's hard to get a good angle. I've marked it up and hopefully this will help convey what I'm trying to do. Basically the intermediate landing is about 3'-4" below the underside of the 3rd floor so, I am trying to fill that and the stair run in with wall while leaving it open below. There should also be just a wall railing along the run as well. No railings at the landing or stair run. Thanks for your help! Stair landing 2-3.pdf
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    Walls at Intermediate Stair Landing

    Ok will do. Thanks for helping with this!
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    Walls at Intermediate Stair Landing

    So I understand how to turn railings on & off on both stairs & landings. I also understand how to change railing types. However, what I am trying to do is have a wall at the intermediate landing and along the stair run to the underside of the 3rd floor. Then a wall hand rail along the stair run. In the images I posted esentially I'd be swapping those railings for walls. It would be open below the landing and stair run to the 2nd floor.
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    Walls at Intermediate Stair Landing

    How do you open the railing? I seem to only be able to open the stair, the railing is a component in the stair and it doesn't give me the option to make it a wall.
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    Mannual Truss Web

    For this portico, how can I make 2 web components that start at the intersection of the kingpost and bottom chord and diagonally extend to the top chords at their mid-span? Thank you! HDPRO 2020
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    Mannual Truss Web

    Bummer! OK, thanks for the info.
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    Mannual Truss Web

    I was hoping to be able to actually build it our of lumber so it would register correctly in the materials list. I was steering away from a standard roof truss because I had other pieces that made it a little less "standard" but, maybe I'll give it a try. I tried making it with rafters but, the ends pointy and I can't find a way of specifying the angle. Thanks!
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    breaking shed dormer walls

    I cannot get the shed dormer walls to be broken by the roof plane I have tried floating dormers and they won't place back to back and still meet at the ridge line. These are auto dormers but you can see the wall go down to the floor. I have rebuilt this roof and dormers so many times and so many ways. I've deleted the roofs and reconstructed and sometimes the rafters don't cut for the dormer. HELP!
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    breaking shed dormer walls

    The snippit shows which title & version is being used. HDPRO 2020.
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    disallow wall join

    I have a partial ht interior brick wall that butts up to a regular gyp wall how can I keep them from intersecting. They keep joining which brings the brick wall into the regular wall. Using Home Designer Pro 2019
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    disallow wall join

    I have a partial ht interior brick wall that butts up to a regular gyp wall how can I keep them from intersecting. They keep joining whiich brings the brick wall into the regular wall.