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  1. Hey All, Designing a garage with upstairs living space and running into a couple of issues with the roof/shed dormer. I am using designer pro 2020. -I am unable to figure out how to have the exterior wall that separates the two roof pitches(shed dormer) not extend into the interior space. I have a attached a picture of what I am ideally looking for vs what the in program picture looks like. -Due to the way i created the upstairs space, I am running into various errors about ceiling heights, which are kind of all over the place to get the roof I wanted. Not sure the best work around for that is. The current plan is to have the ceiling vaulted upstairs, but we may need to add exposed collar ties. I would like to be able to work on the upstairs interior and experiment with living space layouts without those errors. We are excited about the prospect of building this and any help is very much appreciated, thank you in advance!! Blue Hill Garage.plan Garage Dormer Wall Issue.pdf
  2. Eric, Thank you very much for your time and expertise, both of which I know are valuable! I do know that any kind of plans I design will need thorough reworking by a professional. I am looking to be as involved in the process as possible and have access to 3d modeling for visualization of the outcome. I am using this program as a starting point and then hand it to a professional architect for reviewal and revisions. For instance, the plan you put together based on my version is refined and, well, gorgeous compared to mine I will do my homework on manual roofs and thank you for the link. I need as much critique as I can get
  3. Hello,. I am having difficulty accomplishing two things in my version of Home Designer Pro 2020 and have attached some pictures as well as the plan to better describe the issue. Firstly, the plan has front bump out with a gable end and I wish for that gable end to be mirrored on the other side. I have watched some training videos and how gable lines work. I must have implemented it incorrectly as the gable end does not generate in attached picture "A". I have successfully generated a gable end by breaking the exterior wall on the bedroom wall, but by doing that the ridgelines do not match with the front gable end. Secondly, in picture "B" I wish to have that ridgeline formed by the two gable ends intersect with the main ridgeline with a gable end as well, not a hip roof as it is generated. How is this accomplished? I am a master electrician and not ignorant of construction, but I am neither an architect or carpenter, so please forgive any incorrect terminology. I am also very new at this program and feel as though this is a "noob" problem, so again please forgive my ignorance. I am enjoying the program immensely and want to become skilled with it. I have a drop on a decent piece of property and intend to build a house generated in this program. Thank you very much in advance for any guidance and help! Da_Ex1.plan