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  1. I created a plan under Windows 10 HD Arch. Computer became unstable with Windows 10 reverted to 8.1. Because I need elevation plans Upgraded from Arch to Pro 2017. Imported plan. Trying to "Build Roof". Followed the tutorial and building roof in tutorial works fine. Reset the settings to default. Selected the room as an object and tried both Roof over and roof not over this room. Tried selecting wall objects and permuting roof options. Read most of the stuff in Q&A nothing related. Is there a default I am missing? General-wall-room-roof? Is the application of the tutorial too basic for the power in HD PRO becasue of all of the auto build options (Build roof plane, autobuild, auto buld walls floors and ceilings)? The structure is two floors with a full basement. Above the second floor is a void. The roof is to be built over the second floor. It will create a void that in some parlance one would call that void an "attic". Should 2nd floor object have "Roof over this room" be selected, or do I build an attic and have roof over this room selected or do neither and just build roof? So I do not know if this is Operating system realted, HD version related (Arch-PRO) or options (roof,room,wall) related. Any insight would be helpful. Starting all over is maybe the fastest options, but then I'd never know the error condition I have placed myself. Thanx
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    Auto Build Roof -OP Sys-HD Version-Defaults?

    Eric, thanx! I that is my approach. But in two plans. I have completed the modeling of the original house without the garage part using the auto roofs, and built the as is dormers. I was modeling the garage part and was going to copy that as a collective object and paste it (attach it !) to the original. Thanx again!
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    Auto Build Roof -OP Sys-HD Version-Defaults?

    Thank you all I sincerely appreciate the suggestions, comments and critique. A little explanations may be in order: the file upload is in a state of permuting the options to get the roof back! . I had modeled the 1802 salt box cape cod with dormers, half crawlspace basement on rock foundation et al. In 1930 the addition was built over a full basement garage and had only one floor - the kitchen. Above the kitchen is an attic with a Shed Roof. I had completed this - salt box with an "L". I am remodeling the 1930 addition (the "L"). Due to regulations I need new foundations, hurricane proof tie downs, etc. The kitchen ceiling is 6'-6". This means when one goes from the second floor of the original house one steps down to go into the attic over the kitchen. The L does not line up with the saltbox well! It is that interface from the 1802 part to the re-modelled 1930 part that I am working on in the plan I uploaded . I had it pretty well completed in HD Arch/Windows 10, but I could not get the correct elevation drawings need for permits and some other features. It would be much easier in PRO. When I shifted, to PRO coincident with computer being unstable with W10 I also lost the roof! So what you most kindly reviewed was a 3 try and revision X. Eric was kind enough to suggest I upload something; I sent exactly what I was working on, admittedly in bad shape. But! I got some very valuable feedback and am most grateful.Thank you! Attached is what I am modeling - Thank you all
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    Auto Build Roof -OP Sys-HD Version-Defaults?

    Eric my problem is I can not build or auto build a roof - thanx for the clarity, and response! The possible reasons why I may not be able to build a roof is postulated. Is an attic a room? That is if the second floor is going to have a roof over it , it is possible that a space or void may exist between the roof and the ceiling of the second floor. Is that space a room? One can go the levels 1,2 and A - That implies A is a level and a room, and therefor the second floor would NOT have a roof over it. I have posted the plan. I guess that helps rule out known issues that it is not operating system or HD version? Marshfield20161204 concept3 rehabrev01-13.plan
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    Importing from Very Old Broderbund (FIXTLIB.L3A)

    Thanx, David. I am learning that. After I open a 3D file with HDA, I am saving that to different area to try and see which symbols and textures are lost. I sincerely appreciate your posts.
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    David, thank you for the background. In 1999 I started with the Broderbund products (separate post) 3D Home Arch... I have been using currently Home Designer Architectural 2015 Build 16.4.1 20x64 on Windows 10 Dell 8700 and I enjoy it. I am doing a rehab on an 1802 New England Cape and learning a lot! Just getting the as is! Well I thought I'd try and "import" or use my 1999 project for my house in Maryland as I wanted to use the HDA2015 external features et al and was really wondering about the history of these file types before I started over. The dimensions are the most important things to me. I enjoyed your post.
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    Importing from Very Old Broderbund (FIXTLIB.L3A)

    I also have some older house plans made with Broderbund 3D Home Architect. The file extensions are .PL1, PLX (where x is the floor) .CA1, .cB1 (lower case "c") and .pB1. It appears that Chief Architect reads some of the files. Is there a discussion some place on importing Broderbund files? Does Chief Arch import files? Probably out of scope of this thread but does a newer version of a Broderbund export. Well I guess the real question is are these software produces converging on a common file format or library? WHere could I learn more about that. Thank you
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    Shed Dormer? 1 1/2 Story Cape Roof?

    The dialog has been most helpful to me.