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  1. mbarcus

    ICF basement and SIP first floor walls

    Thanks. I tried manually aligning the floors. Very difficult with all the snaps. Also couldn't actually see the reference layers to align to. I also tried setting the "resize to layer" on the general wall default, then moving the main layer. It made the exterior walls move and break apart. I decided to live with the interior walls going to the wrong layer of the exterior walls. I also have decks on the exterior. Seems like something will be "not quite right" no matter where I put the main layer. Either the interior walls go to the wrong layer, or the deck rails go to the wrong layer or the first floor and basement walls aren't aligned. It will still convey the information.
  2. Not sure in your program, but in HD PRO 2014, go to edit, default setting, dimensions. There you can set to number of decimal places and can set to feet.
  3. mbarcus

    ICF basement and SIP first floor walls

    I have submitted this to support, but thought I'd get your opinions. Here is the situation: HD PRO 2014 House design in progress with the following: Full walkout basement using ICFs for all exterior walls. All exterior walls on first floor use SIPs. I need to align the exterior surfaces of the insulation on the ICFs with the exterior OSB on the SIPs for siding to go on ICFs and SIPs. It seems the program uses the main layer of walls to align first floor and basement walls. If I set the main layers to match the surfaces above, the program also uses these surfaces to define interaction of interior walls with exterior walls, so all interior walls intersect into the exterior walls to the surfaces above. I had set the main layer to deal with the interior/exterior wall interaction, but now I can't get the first floor and basement walls to align. I must be missing something.
  4. mbarcus

    alignment of first floor and basement

    Here is the situation: HD PRO 2014 House design in progress with the following: Full walkout basement using ICFs for all exterior walls. All exterior walls on first floor use SIPs. I need to align the exterior surfaces of the insulation on the ICFs with the exterior OSB on the SIPs for siding to go on ICFs and SIPs. It seems the program uses the main layer of walls to align first floor and basement walls. If I set the main layers to match the surfaces above, the program also uses these surfaces to define interaction of interior walls with exterior walls, so all interior walls intersect into the exterior walls to the surfaces above. I had set the main layer to deal with the interior/exterior wall interaction, but now I can't get the first floor and basement walls to align. I must be missing something.
  5. mbarcus

    alignment of first floor and basement

    If you design a house with a basement and interior walls in the basement (with auto foundation turned off), and need to change the outside dimensions of the house, how do you realign the first floor and the foundation? Is this a manual operation or is there a way to realign without losing the basement interior walls?
  6. mbarcus

    roof problem

    Home Designer Pro 2014
  7. mbarcus

    roof problem

    see attachment. I need to get rid of the gap between the roof and the walls. The roof is like the picture all around the house. I've tried changing the wall height, but that doesn't fix the problem. Please point me in the right direction.