Elliot

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  1. Elliot

    Bathtub in a tile covered deck

    It is a symbol in the Kohler file from Home Designer. I made 4 thin cabinets to surround the tub. about 8" wide each and the dropped the tub into it. thanks for the quick responses. Elliot
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    Bathtub in a tile covered deck

    I just tried that. and I put a granite counter on top. but it did the same thing. It cuts the tub at the granite level and I see granite inside the tub. Im using a 3d from Kohler. Could that 3d image be my problem?
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    Bathtub in a tile covered deck

    I am trying to put a Kohler whirlpool drop-in tub 72x42x24" in a bathroom design. I tried building a slab 80"x48"x24 and then I put the tub into the slab. It looks ok except you see the slab material on the inside of the tub like its not cutting the slab. then I dont see the interior of the tub. So I tried it with a soffit in the same dimensions and got the same results. I tried changing the interior of the tub to match the white of the fiberglass of the rest of the tub and that worked but it also changed the whole slab and the whole soffit to the same white. I intend to cover the tub deck with tile all over, so the inside of the tub must look like the tub. Any ideas here? I have been doing a LOT of drawing with Pro the last few months and sincerely love this program. And my clients also love what they see in 3D so it helps me get these remodel jobs. thanks Elliot
  4. Elliot

    sloped ceiling in a bathroom

    Thanks so much. that's truly amazing that you would create a video and put it up on youtube today to help me with my question. I will watch it again and then apply the lesson.
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    sloped ceiling in a bathroom

    I am trying to draw just a bathroom plan. It isn't a whole house, just a bathroom. It measures about 163x93 interior floor dims with a partition wall separating two areas. the right wall will be 100" high and the left wall will be 118" high. I can create a plan and set the default value for ceiling for floor 1 at either the 100 or the 118. But I am trying to make one wall shorter than the other to create the sloped ceiling. Not working. The only info I found on adjusting one wall height was to look at it in doll house view and drag the top handle of the wall down or up. I tried that but that didn't create a ceiling , so then I tried to add a custom ceiling plane and I could not get that to work. There has to be an easier way. thanks
  6. Elliot

    Section not showing all floors

    Eric The solution worked. The daylight basement was on the basement layer so when I turned on that layer, the views showed all the basement walls. The struggle I am having now is related to which layers items are drawn on. For instance I drew in cad a number of lines on the site plan such as the outline of the septic drainfield and the septic reserve area. It of course assigns it to the CAD layer. But when I go back to the floor plan, that layer is also on because there are items drawn in that layer on the floor plan. So when I am working on the floor plan I still have all the CAD lines showing which I drew on the site plan. Now I have to draw some section and construction details all in CAD as well but I think that will just compound the situation. I cannot find a way to create my own layer set. Nor can I find a way to change an item or group of items to another layer like I can in my other cad programs. Nor can I find I way to tell HD Pro to assign a line to a certain layer. thanks again for all your help.
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    Section not showing all floors

    Thx I will try that Thanks File is attached.
  8. Elliot

    Section not showing all floors

    Eric My plan file is attached. Thanks for taking a look at this for me. Elliot Eskengren3.plan
  9. Elliot

    Section not showing all floors

    I turned on the layers and the joists and trusses showed up in the section. but I still cannot get all floors to show. I have attached a section and an elevation. thanks so much it shows in the 3D
  10. Elliot

    Section not showing all floors

    I am working on a two story house, first floor and a daylight basement. I keep cutting cross section/elevations but it only shows the first floor, attic, and roof. What do I do to get it to show everything from footing to roof? And then how can I get it to show the rafters and floor joists in the section also? I have attached a 3d of the rear of the house with the addition showing. thanks Eskengren 3D view3.pdf
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    Before and after remodel plans

    Eric thanks for the quick reply. I did update my profile before I posted so no idea why it still said Architectural. I will study the method of plotting from multiple plans on one layout sheet.
  12. Elliot

    Before and after remodel plans

    I recently upgraded to Home Designer Pro 2020 because I need the functionality of creating 18x24" drawing sheets for submittal to the local county. I am doing a remodel on a large house and I have spent the last couple of days drawing the house as it exists, and learning HD Pro which is a wonderful program. My question is that I have to show the building as it exists now and how it will look after the remodel is complete. You know, before and after views. I have the before views almost finished but I don't know how to then create the after views without modifying the original view. And I need both so can put them side by side on a blueprint. I have watched hours of video, searched this forum and searched the KB. Please help.
  13. Elliot

    24" x 36" drawing sheets??

    YankeeBob Thanks for sharing that. I am using Home Designer Architect but getting ready to upgrade to Home Designer Pro because I need to plot building plans. I am a designer and have been printing 24x36 on my HP Designjet T120 for years using DataCad. But I love the 3D functionality of the Home Designer software. I am doing a lot of kitchens and baths and the clients love it. I understand the idea of doing 12x18 layouts and, saving as PDF and then plotting it to my Architect D size plotter. But what about line weights? What happens to all the line weights and the resolution of the plot? thanks Elliot Gesang Remodeling
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    Accent tile in a large tile shower

    David thanks for the quick reply. I tried the custom backsplash. Piece of cake. Just what I needed. we do a lot of very custom and detailed tile work and this will help me a lot. Elliot
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    Accent tile in a large tile shower

    Good evening I am new to this forum. I just began to use Home Designer Architectural 2020 a few days ago and I have attached a couple of 3D views of my first bathroom. I absolutely love this program and I find it very intuitive. But I have decades of CAD experience, mostly with DataCad. More recently with a 3D program similar to Home Designer Architectural but this one is light years ahead of what I have used before. I have already dazzled my client with a quick 3D of their bathroom. But I am stuck on trying to create an accent tile within the tile shower. I have drawn as you can see, a niche in the side wall, 4" deep and lined with a mosaic tile like I would use. And then I drew another vertical niche around the shower mixer and showerhead. But this time I made the depth zero (and it set it as 1/16" ) so it accomplished the accent panel as desired. So I was able to put the same mosaic in this accent. But I cannot get it to draw an accent panel in a horizontal configuration all around the shower. When I do create a niche with a zero depth it won't go corner to corner. I know I can draw a box in CAD but that only applies in 2d and will not translate into 3D. So I am looking for suggestions. thanks so much Elliot Gesang Remodeling Graham Washington Home Designer Architectural 2020 Windows 10 Pro 64bit Howard 8215 master bath4.pdf Howard 8215 master bath5.pdf