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  1. Typical - as soon as I ask this, I discover the 'Home Designer Suite Reference Manual' which gives more info than the Help page on the same dialog box. I didn't realise this existed, or had more detail than the Help pages and the Support website. For anyone else reading, Auto doors automatically become double doors when you make a cabinet 600mm or wider; non-Auto doors will remain single left or right however you defined them - and thus become very large doors. Peter
  2. As per the question title - what is the difference between the types of cabinet doors? Peter
  3. Yep, just raised the storeroom ceiling by 4" and it's lined up the roof perfectly - thanks for your help. Peter
  4. Hi everyone, Thanks for your replies. The top of my 2D plan is actually the North elevation; you just can't see the South end of the plan because I zoomed in. I've attached the full plan below. The area highlighted in red is the existing boundaries of the building; nothing forwards of the pink area is changing except one wall removed to enlarge the foyer, hence the double doors floating in the middle of the wall - we haven't designed the landscape to get steps up to them yet! The pink area backwards is being redesigned and extended backwards and upwards - the only bit that's st
  5. Hi, I've just about finished the exterior design of our new Church in HDA 15, but I can't quite get the roof plane of the extension to line up with the roof plane of the existing build. On the attached pics, the higher section at the rear is the extension, which on the architects elevation plan matches our existing roof - but on my HDA model it's 12" offset. I know I can't drag the roof planes in HDA - is there other options somewhere which will move the roof plane in line with the current building, whilst maintaining the pitch? Peter
  6. Thanks Mick. All sorted on this one now; about to post a new thread on roof planes. Peter
  7. Sorry it's been a couple of days - either I missed the email notifications of my subscription to this thread, or I didn't subscribe! In the meantime, thinking you hadn't replied, I saved the plan as a 2nd copy and deleted everything off it - doing this allowed me to keep the material defaults etc that I'd set within the first plan; I wasn't sure if they were global or per-plan (?). I added a new background image from the architects plans with only the walls, windows and terrain showing, which makes the 2D view much cleaner than it did before. Then I started again with my terrain.
  8. Hi, We're planning a building scheme at Church and I've produced the 3D model of the architects plans to help members understand what it will look like, but the terrain is refusing to do what I think I'm telling it! I'm currently using HDA 2015. I started with HDI 2015 to model the building, then decided I wanted to add the terrain as we are re-modelling the front entrance which requires ramps/steps and flower beds. This means I'm adding terrain onto an existing building design, rather than the ideal approach of terrain first. I started with just 3 Elevation Lines across the plo