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  1. greenacresmama

    Floor structure build up and changing it

    Yep - its Architectural, that is less than Pro right? 2020 version too.
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    Floor structure build up and changing it

    I post this image to help point to the 12" 5/8 - it's like no matter how I try to pull the top up or the bottom, and by changing defaults, stem wall, I can't seem to think this through on how to change it to be 14"
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    Floor structure build up and changing it

    We are far along now, with the draftsman finished and back with lumber yard quotes with an engineered floor system (and roof trusses.) I am going over the window design (firming schedule) and there are some rather difficult choices, or software defaults I am facing. My main point is to see how the room span/windows feel with the true heights and looking out two VIP windows: at a cooking garden view counter and at sink. It looks like the headers might not have enough room now? Maybe I need to bring the windows down and that would bring the window locks/sash right in front of our faces, so I am worried about not thinking this through and of course, especially the headers +counter top height + windows being too tall. It's does seem like a draftsman and I were talking about this but I am not so sure; I must research this on my own first too before I ask for changes to come. I have two defaults that I keep staring at, not understanding how to get past them, even if I must work it around by having the finishes be super large? I would feel more comfortable if 12 5/8 on the bottom was changed to 14" and the top was the same in the "stack" with the kitchen wing/project room/spare room , but only in the kitchen wing. The main parts of the house, or all other rooms will be 2x10's joists and for those, I would like to change it to 10". I think you all get my point? Any advice or work arounds would be appreciated. Using AdvanTech subflooring, 5/8" drywall for the ceiling and 3/4" tongue and groove hardwood flooring (mostly). Thank you! getting_help.plan.zip
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    Chief Architect vs. Home Designer Pro

    Btw. In my area that price is plenty to approach a draftsman with a autocad file in many formats HD has.... and get a savings on their time plus a double checker for your plans. We are even speaking to a Architect Draftsman team and getting a quote for less than that. I just "sold" HD to a friend that is excited about my renderings video and she needs for her remodeling plans, now. I would only learn CA if it was for business. Not to mention the upgrades and furniture files that linger in the future price tag (maybe furniture extras are given to CA?.. maybe) but you seriously need to have some profitable consistent reason. I would learn HD very well, it seems so close to CA and at least that isn't a waste because I bet it is easier. If you are doing a very complex design, I think that is the point it might take me to purchase CA. If you remodel like a class B contractor and you need permits and drawings..well then yes.. I think you should consider CA.
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    Roof line appears over incomplete house envelope

    Thank you so much!!! Just Downloaded them both!
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    Roof line appears over incomplete house envelope

    Oh! PS.. it is a screened porch.. so yeah.. I didn't find a best way to do that with so many angles so gave in after a while of messing with shapes. Thanks again!
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    Roof line appears over incomplete house envelope

    Thank you so much for your time! I can't wait to open this up!
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    Roof line appears over incomplete house envelope

    Hi! It is very kind of you to honor me with your time LawB10! I did spend a long time editing plan yesterday, but not sure how much look would look better in your eyes. Tiny bits were a tiny bit out of line.. each room got a little something but not far off at all from what you see. Here is the whole story! Super condensed.. It is not a usually home. GC with husband while we both are stock investors, farmers and homeschooling parents. We have skills but not tons of time.. want to make treehouse time.. and we need some serious plans, with another set of eyes from skilled people we hoped they could help at this stage too I fixed a lot of walls on stairs.. I will try to find an outing where I can load new plan and with furniture (may explain all sorts of curiosities but not a software issue I am having with my work- not software- I think it is my mess.. it would still be relevant to this thread.. the roof problem.. All the shelving in the hallway is to support office supplies, printer and recycling for all? Not sure where you meant the block. I often make them to center things related. In the 1st floor potty, there is a halfwall. The half wall is for two things.. it looks cool as a shelf. The potty is one off those wall system kind... the sink I had a really hard time with. I don't really care how it ends up but I want the end result to be clean. I think I should have just stuck to making it from shapes.. I went back to it and tried again. Thank you. .. the modern sink things can be very simple. Not something that is bought as a vanity thing. Very easy to clean because of the way it is very open underneath. I was just playing with ideas. I was trying to make a vanity in the downstairs by using these ideas, trying to make a shelf near sink to put folded hand towels under (farm dirt and kid dirt is too much to share one for drying) trying to hide waste and laundry behind a possible support for sink. I have a lot of Pinterest ideas but I am hoping to flow with how it turns out with what we find.. slabs of wood or marble scrap.. etc. I am really not seeing where there are too many soffits. Soffit above the stove implying vent.. didn't find vent looking like this one. Soffit?... hmmm.. I just have so very little! Do you maybe mean the cornice peice over the windows and doors? I had such a pita with them after we boosted the plan with elevations. I just got them finally alllllllll perfect! The 6" floor thingy... I have a wonderful husband but I am not understanding him on this. He is convinced this is how the floor will be built.. we can't change something.. I have forgotten.. so long ago! It was one way I tried to chill him out. This is one thing that will get ironed out with draftsman team. It is like him to talk to the lumber supplier and come back with a specific detail and ask me to put in plan and we get stuck. The "structure" dialog box is my least fav. I am sorry to say I barely care. We have basic height for this house and I don't think I will be shocked or disappointed.. actually it will probably appear taller I think than the plan due to this you bring up.. I am sorry! I don't know how to fix this one but will bring it up at our meeting! Thank you! The closet upstairs is for my husband, he dresses outdoors/farmer but we are going to share a bit of that closed door space for our nicest clothes we may actually wear in the year. We both have simple style and are not afraid to let go often. If it all breaks down, we will finish the room at the end of the hall, but we might also finish it for this new baby on the way too and build dormers. Our kids are stil afraid of the dark and sleep with us most of the time .. we aren't worried! This room could become a little treasure attic space and so that is why there is at least a door and storage truss or cathedral framing here. Anyway.. The alcove looking thing parallel to it his closet is where I will have a curtain hanging over half the space (clothing rod) and a narrow tall dresser. It makes a lot more sense with furniture, the other spaces fit our dressers...My closet is to allow light, not compete with balcony doors and to also allow pendant to shine in room.. crazy amount of lights in this place! Maybe reading lighting designing books was a good or bad thing?! The kids rooms will not have closets yet. My kids are playful and picky. They had very artistic demands and are growing taller (to that rod) I will allow them to nestle into their bed positions and we can pick the closets after. Open style is becoming trendy and I care a lot about how kids grow and change with their new moods and heights anyway. It would be like asking for a hanging rod for them in a pantry! I am sure we will find something but I would be surprised if it is more than 18 inches wide. Having a super small closet that is the wrong size or in the wrong place someday seems very expensive. I am taking their lead and lettting them be more free flow. I can see a shallow wall of full pine shelving types with cabinets and drawers from Ikea Ivar easily for them. They have more collections and toys.. and maybe 5 hanging items! Thank you for your time! Be back soon.. new plans look far better... but on that roof thing.. I am about to go have another try at it.
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    Roof line appears over incomplete house envelope

    Jo_Ann.. BOW! Thank you!!!!
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    Roof line appears over incomplete house envelope

    Hi David.. Goodness! I did but I am sorry. I don't know if that Sig page was saved for sure. I am running out of data (rural living!) and I need to go to the library for the rest of the time I guess to spend time on changes.. But I am using HD 2015 Build: 16.4.1.20OX.. Thank you so much for your time.. sorry for the PITA..
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    Roof line appears over incomplete house envelope

    Hi. Thank you so much! Been crazy around here with life. I am sorry for the delay. Here is the Zip file.. I appreciate anyone opening this up on their system and helping! Thank you! .. We have some out of line walls in the plan - but that wall shouldn't be affected or in question. We are working from opposite corner going in.. we are talking traditional lumber and rim joist with this house and working on translating those fine details. Anyway.. I fixed the walls anyway in a newer version but it had no effect on that roof line. no furniture.plan.zip
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    human shapes

    Very Cool! thank you! I love how people forms communicate relative size so easily!
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    Roof line appears over incomplete house envelope

    Hi! Thank you so much! I edited my original post. Is that more helpful? I am not sure exactly how to upload my plan, but I thought maybe pictures of the screen would be a good start.
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    Roof line appears over incomplete house envelope

    Hi! I am about to hand over my plans to draftsman team. I am having an issue with the roof line. It is great but near our balcony, a second roof appears out of no where, right next to the balcony "room" but not over it (I could fix that easily). It is lower since it is 3 ft from the edge of the home, not over balcony. I did a floor reference display and found that on the second floor only, it displayed an incomplete house envelope section. I have tried going to each floor and clicking.. respanning that wall.. nothing seems to work right. Each house envelope is always complete on each floor, but this one where the roof pops out, displayed in red- it was incomplete and exactly right there where this roof (overhang) appears, making a little gable that crosses into the one coming down where the roof is perfect, a simple 8/12 pitch on a white farmhouse. I would not like to remake the wall because everything is exactly and fear what it will mess up! Can you offer me any advice on what might be going wrong? I am deleting the surface now for pictures. Thank you! Leslie
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    Help understanding window layout

    Got it! "Frame size" is for Marvin = "Window Dimensions" is for Anderson = Window Dimension in HD 2015.. all match up! Thanks to Marvin for putting in the files! It helped a lot to compare them both..