DavidJPotter

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  1. DavidJPotter's post in Roof Design help was marked as the answer   
    I looked at your file. What version of Home Designer do you have? Only if you have Pro will you be able to accomplish this roof geometry I believe. The auto roof generator is not really "automatic" but rather a mechanical routine with boundaries.
     
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  2. DavidJPotter's post in Explode or combine bathroom fixtures was marked as the answer   
    Symbols can be slightly resized but otherwise not customized or cannibalized for parts. You can by manually locating multiple symbols relative to each other and then "block" them into a manually enforced new group object of symbols but individual symbols cannot be customized without exporting that symbol to a 3D editing program for symbols, like Sketch Up.
     
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  3. DavidJPotter's post in Porch was marked as the answer   
    You enclose the porch with railing walls as I  already  suggested, then using the "Break Wall"  tool  you use  it to divide  a small section of that railing wall to detach that segment from the rest of that wall and program that detached segment as "Invisible" thus creating a closed room  with an opening it the outer wall.
     
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  4. DavidJPotter's post in Exterior Walls: How do I create a multiple exterior wall heights? was marked as the answer   
    Roof plate heights follow what YOU set in Room Dialog boxes-Ceiling Height.
     
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  5. DavidJPotter's post in Dormer walls intersecting roof line issues was marked as the answer   
    On the walls that are defined by the roof planes you will need to set those walls ON the roof plane edges and set the walls to "Roof Cuts Wall at Bottom" on the wall's Roof Tab of its Spec Dialog.
     
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  6. DavidJPotter's post in Dormer Roof Material was marked as the answer   
    A dormer does not have a "Material Tab" so what can be done is to create a camera view (full or overview), then using the "Material Spray Can" tool select the roofing material you wish and then apply it to the dormer roofs and ridge trim. Or you can "explode" the dormer symbol into its parts and then the roof planes of the dormer can then be accessed using the dormer roof plane dialog-Materials Tab like any other roof plane.
     
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  7. DavidJPotter's post in Dormer Roof Material was marked as the answer   
    A dormer does not have a "Material Tab" so what can be done is to create a camera view (full or overview), then using the "Material Spray Can" tool select the roofing material you wish and then apply it to the dormer roofs and ridge trim. Or you can "explode" the dormer symbol into its parts and then the roof planes of the dormer can then be accessed using the dormer roof plane dialog-Materials Tab like any other roof plane.
     
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  8. DavidJPotter's post in Material Definition was marked as the answer   
    Home Designer comes with an 8" CMU block material. You can use that 8" CMU block material to then save-as/rename and reconfigure the default material to create new versions of that material. Those will be stored in the ".plan" file you created them in, you then should export them from that ".plan" file and then reimport them into your Library Browser for future use, so you do not have to make them over and over again.
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  9. DavidJPotter's post in Upgrading HD Pro from 2023 to 2024 -- User Catalog didn't migrate was marked as the answer   
    Yes, your User Catalog is located in C/My Documents/Home Designerxxx/Libraries/User Library. You can copy paste that file from its old location to the new location of HD Pro 2024
     
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  10. DavidJPotter's post in Uplighting. was marked as the answer   
    Library Browser - Lighting - Cabinet Lighting - Above Cabinet
     
    Then you manually locate the height above floor you want the light to be.
     
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  11. DavidJPotter's post in Wall type definition error - drywall on the exterior was marked as the answer   
    The software is programmed in certain ways which creates some rather arbitrary situations. Part of learning the software is learning by trial and error what works and what does not. I am not sure but it probably lies in how you created your custom wall types and their layers. I have never heard of this being a problem in thirty years until  your post. Such error messages are merely annoying and unimportant, you can check "Do not show me this message again during this session each time it appears and just drive on. I would not spend much time on that, the important thing is to obtain your product!
     
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  12. DavidJPotter's post in Cabinets was marked as the answer   
    I also looked in X14 and X15 to see if this functionality is possible, it was not in Pro or Premier.
     
    But what you can do is to create your cabinets and then create a one inch thick cabinet of what ever type so it emulates  a door or doors, that you can then locate on the back of cabinets as a work round to get that look you wish. It may be possible to do this in Pro and Premier but I could not find it if it exists as a function.
     
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  13. DavidJPotter's post in Doll House View not Working as Expected was marked as the answer   
    While a Dollhouse view is open, it has a controlling dialog box that you need to open and uncheck "Show Lower Floor" so all you then see is the floor on which the camera view was ordered/created. This isolates the view to only one floor and not other floors as well.
     
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  14. DavidJPotter's post in Single gable roof line over irregular footprint home was marked as the answer   
    I recommend that you consider upgrading to Home Designer Pro, that has manual roof tool manipulation and creation. It is more money and more learning curve but will enable you to do anything, roof-wise you wish to create.
     
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  15. DavidJPotter's post in Software was marked as the answer   
    I downloaded a trial version years ago and was unimpressed.
     
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  16. DavidJPotter's post in Create Walls is not showing dimensions any longer was marked as the answer   
    You probably turned off "Temporary Dimensions" see image
     
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  17. DavidJPotter's post in Changing interior casing was marked as the answer   
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  18. DavidJPotter's post in "top" and "bottom" clipping of a cross section/elevation was marked as the answer   
    Send the view to a layout page where you can control how much of the elevation you wish to show.
     
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  19. DavidJPotter's post in Painting walls , two colors, diagonal line was marked as the answer   
    With Architectural you go-to tool for that kind of create is found under Cabinet Tools - Custom Backsplash. Using an  elevation camera you can then, using the Custom Backsplash tool to draw a closed polyline that is editable and adjustable to whatever shape and material you wish, check it out!
     
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  20. DavidJPotter's post in Terrain cursor... was marked as the answer   
    That cursor icon appears when in the Terrain Specification Dialog you uncheck "Auto Rebuild Terrain". Place a check mark there and then the cursor icon goes away. Such icons appear by  your cursor when certain default tools or conditions are turned OFF by the end user (to remind you to turn them back ON).
     
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  21. DavidJPotter's post in Adjust interior wall heights was marked as the answer   
    Such specialized conditions take additional manual adjusting of wall polylines and specialized settings (Shelf Ceiling) to achieve.
     
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  22. DavidJPotter's post in Lost cross section/elevation was marked as the answer   
    They must be manually saved or all work in the "saved" camera is lost, sorry. The first thing I do when detailing an elevation or cross section camera is to mark it "saved" in its dialog box, otherwise you are just screwed.
     
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  23. DavidJPotter's post in high bay garage cant figure out how to get the roof line to adjust was marked as the answer   
    In plan view, in the garage "room" the part of that room where you wish to have a higher ceiling (by raising the ceiling when you build roofs, that will cause the roof planes to be higher due to the higher ceiling height). You divide the garage in to two areas, one with a lower ceiling and the other set to a  higher ceiling to accommodate your tall garage bay door and ceiling. This software only does what it is "told" to do by way of settings only.
     
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  24. DavidJPotter's post in How to draw a support cable to a platform? was marked as the answer   
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  25. DavidJPotter's post in Ghosting at exterior wall intersections was marked as the answer   
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