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  1. Follow up, in case anyone finds this useful: Ultimately I had to set the edit area, select, and copy floor 1. Then I created a new Plan and pasted the floor 1 copy into the new Plan. Zombie killed! Yay! Cue triumphant music. That was an okay work-around for now, I was at an early stage in a simple design. But if this were to happen again later in a design, one with more stories and complexity, it might not be so straightforward to work around. For that reason I'm going to keep the zombie Plan version so if anyone has an idea how to get rid of the zombie itself we can ex
  2. Thanks. I tried this, it did not remove the element. Zombie is still there.
  3. Okay, anybody want to take a crack at what this is? Weird ladder / framing kind of element appeared. I can't select it or delete it. If I can delete the whole structure (pics) this zombie thing remains. I have restarted the Plan, the Program and the whole system. This thing won't go away and it's right in the middle of my ceiling. Just when I think I'm starting to get the hang of things... uggh. Thanks. SR
  4. @ Eric: Thank you so much for all this extra effort. I have watched your video and will do so several more times I'm sure. Have already learned a lot just watching you work. I have also reviewed much of the material you referenced from your earlier post, and will continue to chew on that. Had the manual out reading till I fell asleep last night, so I am motivated. I'll get there... I started developing process automation software in the early 80's, which morphed to sales management and DB software in the 90's, and on and on, until I finally found myself designing and managing netwo
  5. Darn. Okay, I will pull out the manual and read up on defaults. FWIW, I did a rebuild on the roof, set it to auto and 4" in 12" (will add this to defaults). That fixed the shed roof issue but left me with the main house out of whack - looking like your first picture. Then I set default floor height to 0", went into the main house and set all the living space back to default on that parameter. I ended up with the attached picture. Things are still out of whack. There is a weird post (wall segment?) protruding the roof and the awning on the stub out is all wrong now. I
  6. Thank you. Would you mind returning the file you edited so I can study what you did?
  7. Here it is. Thank you for your help. It's probably a noobe mistake, but I can't suss it out reliably. I closed HD, as instructed, but can I reopen it and still work on other plans as long as I don't load this one> Thx! ADU ALT1x.plan
  8. Re Architectural limitation - Yikes, but I'll give it a whirl. Thanks again. Re shed roof, yes that's what I have at the moment. But as you can see, it does not render as a proper shed roof. As I alluded in my last post, I have done this several times (working through various ideas). Sometimes it seem to work as advertised, over times - like the attached pic - not so much. FWIW, for the structure in the screenshot I actually deleted the walls and recreated them - all 4. No love. There must be something to the sequencing of thing, is all I can figure.
  9. Okay, David (sorry for calling you Eric???) I have followed your comments "in this software you set the floor height of each structure manually and separately." and was able to move structures up and down - that's a good start. As you can see by the screenshot, there are 2 buildings - one historical with stem wall / post and beam foundation; the second will be slab on grade. Getting their relative heights correct is important to the design at this stage as they will be in close proximity and I'm mindful of privacy. If I set the foundation to Walls With Footings, in Fl
  10. Thank you for this Eric. I will ad my SW version to my profile as you suggest. Let me try and apply what you have said to my drawing and see if that leads in a useful direction. Will also post a screenshot soon. Thanks again! SR
  11. I am running Home Designer Architectural, which I am new to. I'm trying to add a granny flat (with slab on grade foundation) behind an existing house which has a stem wall / post & beam foundation (historic house). I've been able to model the existing house properly (I think), using the subfloor setting to place the existing house at the correct height (there are Craftsman porches, etc.). However, when I begin with the ADU unit directly behind, if I set it's foundation to slab I can't seem to get the correct set of configurations to have the slab house at terrain l