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  1. Working with software that is pre-programmed to work as it works then causes one to have to do what is required to graphically display, in detail what one wants. In terms of the unwanted wall connections you can, as in AutoCAD just add 2D fill and other 2D CAD objects over such junctions to make them appear exactly as you visually wish. The 3D is mainly for exterior elevations, interior wall cabinet elevations, 3D views and renderings. For purely structural views I mainly use plan views with CAD overlays and cross section views with added 2D CAD overlays to spruce up what the software does naturally. Like Eric said above, more specific help can be offered once we know exactly what software you are using; needing help with. Also providing a copy of your problem plan file is also VERY helpful. DJP
  2. I would use a custom slab object to emulate the level pool because terrain features follow the terrain and a pond is not sloped like the tilted gradient of a sloped terrain would be. The pool area is level in order to hold water, thus my choice of using a custom slab or one could create such a symbol using Free Sketch UP online software to then import into Home Designer Pro as a symbol object to then place as a symbol into your plan to emulate the pool you wish. Either method should reasonably work. DJP
  3. This guy is VERY good, check him out please, especially if you need a symbol that you cannot get elsewhere. DJP
  4. Click on this link and then study the "Help Articles and videos offered". DJP
  5. When the "Living Area" display vanishes, you go to "Tools - Checks - Plan Check" , run the plan check tool. This action brings back the Living Area display if it had been deleted earler. It can also be turned "On" or "off" in "Edit - Default Settings - General Plan Defaults", check it out for yourself please. DJP
  6. See if the attached library file of a "Five Panel Door" will download and then install in HD Pro 2022 please. DJP 5 Panel door.calibz
  7. This is the email I received from Chief Architect Sales: "Hello David, Thank you for your call earlier today. Framing end profiles are a feature introduced for Chief Architect products and not Home Designer products. Our web team will be updating this soon on the Home Designer page. Thank you for alerting us to this. If you have any additional questions, do not hesitate to contact us. Have a good day!" DJP
  8. I am sorry but no one looking at your shared image can tell where the "front" is or where the "Bedroom" is just from you shared image. Please try again. DJP
  9. I searched in my HD Pro 2022 trial version, the Home Designer website and then called Home Designer Sales to find out (I know how it is done in Chief Premier but not in Pro,...yet). The person I spoke to said she did not know but referred the/your question to Tech Support. She said she would email me with an answer. When I know, I will share the answer here. In Chief Premier for several versions now, there is an ability to add a "Molding Profile" to a "Rafter" so create the look you saw in the "What's New In Pro 2022" document on the Home designer Website". So far I have not found out how this is done in Pro, I WILL get back to you when I DO know, thank you for bringing this up. DJP
  10. Link to help videos on "Stepped Foundation" creation: https://www.chiefarchitect.com/search/?default_tab=video&q=stepped+foundation&page=1 DJP
  11. In this software the <0> level is the lowest possible level and is usually used as the "Foundation" level, that is why when you open a "New Plan" it starts on Level One <1>, making the foundation the next level down or under level one. It is more an end user choice as opposed to a LAW. DJP
  12. What you are up against is "Fill Patterns" as opposed to "Drawing Order". Draw order is for strictly 2D CAD objects on top or underneath & etc in plan views. If you can turn off the "flll" of the symbols then I believe that is the effect you wish to have. This can easily be done in Chief Architect Premier and I believe, Home Designer Pro but not Suite or Architectural, sorry. I would be glad to be wrong. DJP
  13. Link to a help video on my YouTube site. DJP
  14. Another help video I did at YouTube on site plan creation in HD Pro. DJP