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  1. Thanks for the suggestion. That setting didn't seem to do anything. Also, the "Terrain Hole" feature was grayed out. I did delete the terrain and created the terrain perimeter again and that fixed the problem. It did appear to change the vertical offset of objects (soffits) I had used on the exterior of the structure. Why would creating the terrain one time result in a different "floor" than creating it again?
  2. To follow up, I did upgrade to Architectural 2016 to get the pony wall feature. Also, I was able to depict simple sills and lintels using the soffit tool. I'm learning that when all else fails, the soffit tool usually comes to the rescue ;-)
  3. In my design, I'm trying to depict stairs that go from the garage to the basement. For the most part I've been able to get this working by altering my foundation to accommodate the stairwell and by creating a room in the garage that is "open to below". However, the 3D view from the garage shows "grass" in the stairwell. My 3D view from the basement looks correct and the dollhouse view is correct. I suspect there's something wrong with my room structure for the "open to below" space in the garage, but I can't seem to figure it out. Any tips would be very welcome. Thanks. By the way, I'm using Home Designer Architectural 2016.
  4. Thanks for that information. For my limited design goals, I was hoping Architectural would do what I need. I didn't want to pay the premium price for Pro.
  5. I'm currently using Home Designer Suite 2015. There are some exterior design details I'd like to depict in my plan that Suite doesn't seem to be able to do. I'm thinking of moving from Suite to Architectural 2016 to get exterior pony walls since I'd like to have two finishes within the same wall. Does Architectural allow second floor pony walls if I want to run brick all the way onto the second floor exterior wall? Also, I would like to be able to add a sill on top of a brick pony wall. I'm looking for a similar effect to when I choose a different material for a rail than for panels or balusters when specifying railing. Does Architectural support this? Which version would I have to use for exterior sills and lintels on windows? Finally, Is there a way to depict horizontal stripe on an exterior wall?
  6. I found a solution. It was actually suggested by katalyst777 in another thread from 2006. I created a new plan using the default template. I then added a door, copied it, closed the plan, opened my other plan and pasted the door. It was very tedious, but it did work. I can't seem to post the revised image though.
  7. I sort of stumbled onto that solution. I did put another window on the inside wall which appeared to do what I wanted. I also tried putting the window on the inside wall and then creating an opening on the outside wall, but that didn't work. I'll try the opposite. Otherwise, I'll just double up the windows. That's unfortunate that I would need Home Designer Pro to make a proper fix. Thanks for your help.
  8. Thanks for the quick replies. I was afraid it was a template setting. That's unfortunate that I can't easily make a change. I have a lot of work put into this design. Is it possible to export what I've done, create a new project using the standard template and then import my work? That way I'd just need to redo my doors.
  9. I am using Home Designer Suite 2015. I have completed my main floor design and I'm starting to work on the basement. I have been successful in creating window wells and putting windows on basement walls. However, when I start putting up 4" interior walls over the basement/foundation walls, my windows get covered up. Is there something I can do with the window attributes to correct this problem? See attached image. Thanks in advance.
  10. I'm new to Home Designer Suite 2015, but I have made a great deal of progress on my custom home design in a very short time. This has been a fantastic tool. I am having a minor issue with the interior trim for my doors. All of my doors seem to have a "crown" that I can't seem to change. I'm trying to stack a transom window on my doors as I've done with my windows, but I can't seem to figure out how to make the trim plain. I was able to select a "modern" window style and use that for stacking transoms on my windows. I'm posting a picture to show the issue. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.