chiefuserrick

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  1. chiefuserrick

    Suggestions on how to 3D print a terrain

    Hi Susan, interesting quest. I think you can get the right file format using OnShape, its free after you signup. You would be creating a solid model of your terrain which can be a complicated model but the software has all the tools to do it and I believe it would have the proper 3D output file structure for you to be able to print it.
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    Log Homes

    Does anyone know if Home Designer pro can handle log home structures?
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    home designer compatibility

    Hi David, do you know if this feature exists in Pro 2016?
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    home designer compatibility

    I did a church stage modification in home designer pro for a friend. My question is , if my friend bought the base $99 home designer software, could he open an modify this design created in pro? What trade-offs if any?
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    church stage

    Here is what I have so far Church2.plan
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    church stage

    Thanks KB-00429, I tried this with limited success. I get walls created over the rails, so I made the area a balcony, which works but I do not get the short walls that go from floor to stage wall. Working on that. I am wondering if a sofit would be better. This is not as simple as the tech bulletin would suggest. I still have to make stairs.
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    church stage

    what is the best way to create a stag within a room for a church alter? Deck or slab or ? It will have steps on three sides.
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    Materials List spreadsheet expansion

    Just export to Excel and modify at will.
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    Adding "gingerbread" trim to exterior of house

    Yes, you can start in AutoCad (2D), import to Sketchup to generate a 3D object. Then import into HD Pro. Try something simple to understand what X/Y/Z orientation that you need to create in Sketchup. This is how I made my custom truss objects for my future home design.
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    Looking for ideas on how to build a custom truss

    Made mine custom in Sketchup. Can only post jpg as the file nazi prevents uploading skp files.
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    Mystery Board on Deck

    found it, I had a slight misalignment of a wall which extended the molding out of the house. You're right David.
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    Mystery Board on Deck

    This one has me stumped. Somehow I got this uneditable board sticking out of my house on the rear deck. I think it happened after I "auto placed corner boards" . If I turn off corner boards display it remains, I do not see it in the framing view, Any suggestions on how to remove or hide it? The plan is too big to upload.
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    SketchUp creation

    And here are the new trusses installed. They will be made out of faux wood beams, cost about $3,500 each.
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    SketchUp creation

    Could not find any good arched king trusses in the 3D warehouse, so I made one myself for my latest home design. Thought I would share. Will eventually upload to the warehouse for others. It's for a 8/12 pitch.
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    Basement ceiling finish

    Hi Eric, I can see you did, I'm a newbie and want to incorporate your change into my evolving plan but I can't figure out how to change the floor definition from 4" concrete to framing. I even tried in defaults. I placed room dividers where you did to partition my foundation but can't get past the floor structure dialog which is fixed on concrete.