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  1. All, I have a real-world terrain question for you designers. This isn't a "how do you do it in the program" question. I found an accurate county terrain map and have created the terrain for my site. Based on the plat the builders gave me, I think I'm pretty close to where the house is supposed to sit. It's going to have a walkout basement, and it sits on a slope. However, the slope goes downhill at an angle to the house (see .pdf). My question is this: how will the builders likely grade the backside of the house? The clearing limit will be about 25' or so f
  2. That looks great. Just like the one on the webpage for the building site. I think that's how I did it, too, with invisible walls. Figured it out completely by chance. One thing I was wondering about the real house is how does the water drain off the roof where the porch and garage meet. Looks like a good spot for water intrusion. I'm still debating on whether or not to upgrade to 2021. I downloaded the trial, but I don't see where there are any more features. The tools all seem to be basically the same.
  3. Nevermind. I don't know what I did, but I got it to work. I doubt I could duplicate it again if I had to.
  4. LawB10, I'm able to get the entire roof to draw correctly, except for when I add the garage. I added a second floor, but I'm obviously not doing something correctly. It keeps messing up the rest of the roof. I have not added any internal walls at all. What is your point about the second floor that is required to do this? And what height did you set the second floor to? Or are you saying second floor only for the garage? Thanks.
  5. Excellent. So it least I know now that it can be done. So what I tried to do that still didn't work for me, was to trace the outline on floor 1 with external walls (without garage). Then I built a basement from that outline. After that, I added internal walls just to get the gable. I then added the garage. I didn't do anything with floor 2. What are you saying should comprise floor 2? Thanks.
  6. Because I really have no idea what I'm doing I was wondering about the interior wall issue before roof build, but I've tried it without the interior walls too. Didn't work. but I'll keep that in mind when I do other floor plans.
  7. Thanks for looking. i'll keep messing with it. One thing I noticed is that the front wall builds the attic wall automatically, but it extends the attic wall over the garage. there is no wall under that attic wall in the garage. I can't figure out why it does that. I don't know if the 2020 version would do anything differently. I downloaded the trial version and there didn't seem to be any changes in the tools and I didn't see any easy fixes for it. I don't know if buying it is worth the squeeze for no real new functionality.
  8. Here's the plan. It's just starting out, so i'm sure there are several issues with it. Work in progress. bridgewater3.plan
  9. Since I don't own the plan, would that be any kind of copyright violation to upload it?
  10. Hi all, New member. First post. In case my profile doesn't show, I'm currently using HD Suite 2012 (soon to be 2020). I'm a non-professional user who builds a home plan to see if I'm interested in it before I decide on a plan to buy/build. I download the floorplan and build the plan by tracing the walls, etc, etc. I can usually get everything to work as I want it too, except the roof. No matter what plan I mess with, the roof never does right for me. I'm sure it's either due to my lack of knowledge or program limitations. I just can't figure out which one.