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  1. Walls are portrayed by "Wall Poylines" in terms of 3D views. Those Wall Polylines are directly editable in an elevation camera and can be custom shaped to close unwanted holes such as yours bu left-click-dragging the wall to cover the hole, you may also need to adjust the roof plane edges that may be cutting that wall segment off, hard to say exactly without your plan file to inspect. DJP
  2. There seem to be more than just that one problem you mention above. Also the PDF does not call out any roof plane pitches, leaving one to guess as to that information. I looked and looked but could not find anything called "EC03" anywhere, please be more specific with your questions and requests. DJP
  3. This should work now in Suite. DJP 535660300_Delia1.plan
  4. With Pro when that happens, I draw a manual return. When automatic tools fail, you step in and fix it. DJP
  5. Carefully study the Build Roof dialog - Roof Styles tab for precise instructions as to how this is done. DJP
  6. You then manually adjust the wall polyline so that it does what you wish it to do using an elevation camera, give that a try. DJP
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    I exported this from X11 which should work with your 2020 but you will need to try to import it to be sure. Link to download the Simpson Strong Tie Library file (106 Mb) DJP
  8. When I work/help a Home Designer user with their plan file using Chief Premier, in Chief I must first mark the plan to allow editing in Home Designer software and I must be careful not to use any tools or objects that cannot be edited or created in Home Designer software. Suite, Architectural and Pro have differing capabilities and tools but generally speaking, their plan files are compatible, with each other. DJP
  9. Look for, find and correct either a wall that is programmed to be "No Room Define" in its dialog box or a wall connection that is not properly connected to solve this situation. You can try the "Fix Wall Connections" command found under the "build - wall+ dropdown menu. DJP
  10. Each material is defined for viewing by two basic camera types: Vector view (just lines and colors defined by material "pattern settings" and secondly Standard Render Camera that uses the materials texture file to paint it across 3D surfaces. Both of these (pattern AND texture) must be adjusted in the Define Material dialog before that material will look as you wish in all camera types. I am assuming that you adjusted the pattern but not the texture, just guessing, DJP
  11. Do you mean like the attached image? If so, do as Eric above suggested. DJP
  12. It is programmed to create the structure in a plan file then ADD the terrain and orient the terrain TO the structure. If you need to indicate magnetic North relative to the structure you tilt the North Pointer relative to the existing building to get this done. You do NOT make them separate and then merge. DJP
  13. You draw the structures in the "North-South of your computers desk top. That is why they have provided a "North Pointer" that you rotate relative to the buildings, you should NEVER rotate your structures. The Terrain tools are virtually identical in Chief Architect and Home Designer Architectural, so Any help articles or videos should be helpful and not mislead you. I suggest after each study session that you practice on a simple test plan to make sure you have duplicated and understood what you have studied. NEVER GUESS, always look, always study and practice FIRST before you mess up your plan file! DJP
  14. The software is hard pre-programmed to recreate attic walls automatically, your ONLY choices are to either make the auto attic walls is to make invisible or manually draw or redraw them. DJP
  15. You toggle up to the <A> or attic level, turn on the "Reference Display" view so you can clearly see where to manually draw your attic gable walls that are missing, easy-peasy and Merry Christmas! DJP
  16. Every material is defined in two distinct ways: one is the pattern of the material for use in vector view camera types and Two for standard, PBR and Ray Trace views, pixel based images are used in those camera types. So when you resize or shape a material you must alter the pattern AND reshape the image file for that material as well. Some Images do not reshape well, they become deformed. In such cases one would then make a new image file that visually represents the material, import that custom image as a new, custom material for then use in your plan file. DJP
  17. You will locate that wall on the second floor in plan view. Select-open it and make it a "Pony Wall" with exterior siding on top and interior wall below. Then you sort out the wall polylines for each so only the interior material shows inside and only the exterior material shows to the outside. DJP
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    Line Weights

    This is from a "Search" at the Home Designer Website DJP
  19. Surveyors do not use 3D software so their site plans will, by default deferent. I have been creating site plans professionally for about 25 years and have never had one rejected by a plan checker or permit authority. DJP
  20. Yes, you use two doors, one on top of the other. DJP
  21. I turn off all layers that I do not wish to show and turn on the ones I do wish to show in "Display Options" dialog. DJP
  22. Each light source is adjustable, all materials are also adjustable including the "Sun", that balance then causes your end effect which is under your control. DJP