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  1. I wanted to! But I'm ashamed to admit that I couldn't find the "edit" post button anywhere so I figured I'd wait and if you replied, I'd have a chance to append it. So the siding issue appears as I mentioned when I check the "Flat Ceiling Over This Room" to ON. Even though it's set to draw automatically, part of the garage roof intersects the house roof...maybe I should report that as a software issue...? Here's the plan and a pic of the problem... test-foxblock-06-garage raised-var 01.plan
  2. Yes, it's 3.5" plus the mortar. I was trying to model the materials as close to the real texture and color as possible so we can start choosing a color / material palette. Also I find it a little harder to properly dimension the entire building before choosing the final materials for the outer walls. For example, we were thinking vinyl while we were creating the floor plan, and after costing the stone, we may yet return to that If I'd dimensioned with the extra 3.5" it would have been confusing, at least to me! Once all is selected I'll try and make everything more true-to life, including the siding material dimensions. Thanks Jo_Ann.
  3. Yes I noticed that Eric. The exterior room approach worked on all walls except the garage -- I don't know what's up with that, I'm looking into it.
  4. Yes, so much to look into, it can become overwhelming, especially since this is a one-off design for me. But it's coming, albeit slowly. David, I see you're a Chief roof expert If I may... I have a roof issue that affects the wall on the side of the house where the garage is attached. This is using the automatically generated hip roof, so no manual changes on my end. If I set the "Flat Ceiling Over This Room" on, the wall where the roof attaches to the house loses its siding. Any idea what causes that? Thanks! - Robert.
  5. This is how I use pony walls, to, for example make the below grade basement wall all concrete as opposed to some other material. I had found it useful and expedient to also use pony walls to change the exterior finish, but as Eric pointed out, this can be accomplished more easily by selecting all exterior walls and applying a wall covering.
  6. Thanks Eric, this works very well and is easy to apply. I'll try with a different project -- this makes pony walls unnecessary if their purpose is just to change the siding. Appreciate the tip! - Robert.
  7. Hi David, thanks for replying. I haven't used poly lines but am slightly familiar with using a custom back splash. I'll give that a shot. Do you know if that technique can be used to create a ledge at the top of the stone to give a visual seperation between the stone and the vertical siding?
  8. To clarify... I've used a pony wall for the basement wall -- below grade is the house wrap, and above grade is stone. I've arrived at the limit of how low I can get the stone to descend; it's way above tops of the basement windows, which is what I'm aiming for. I've included the plan this time Thanks! Hi, I'm trying to change the height of my siding. I've maxed out the pony wall for both my basement wall and main floor wall. I'd like the stone siding to end at the height of the basement windows, or conversly the vertical siding to reach the height of the basement windows. Is there a technique to further subdivide the walls and maybe "spray on" the desired siding? Thanks! - Robert. test-foxblock.plan
  9. Got it, thank you Solver!
  10. Solver, can you expand on that? Temporary Points don't ring a bell. Also, they re-occur (as though they're saved with the plan). How do I get rid of them? Thanks!
  11. Hi. At some point during the design of a floor plan, two X markings appeared. I don't know what they represent, I can't select them, and turning off all display properties in the working layer set doesn't get rid of them. Does anyone know what they're for and how to get rid of them? I've attached a pic (the red circle is mine). Thanks, - Robert.
  12. Thanks Solver -- it makes more sense now.
  13. Thanks David, that worked Funny to have to do all of that, you'd think the glass block wall would offer an option to prevent the floor framing from showing. But it's working fine now...
  14. How can I stop the framing floor members from displaying when using a glass block wall? I'm building a glass block shower, and when a wall type is changed to glass block, the floor framing shows through. How can I prevent this? Thanks!
  15. Thank you for that, pretty good result for not having worked with terrains before:-) Good idea using a wedge, it's pretty much the look I wanted. I'll give it a shot and see if I can duplicate your work.
  16. Thanks for replying. It doesn't make sense to me that we're not able to define a specific area that needs its own elevation -- there must be something we're missing. It's a real deal breaker for me, because I can think of many areas that would need that same functionality, a walk-out basement in particular. I hope someone from the team decides to reply, it could serve as a tutorial for others...
  17. duplex, 52 x 52-01.zip I'm not sure the previous upload of my plan got through, re-posting...
  18. Thanks for your reply. I'm using Home Designer Suite 2016. I did add a perimeter, and tried Elevation Lines to slope. That worked to some extent, except that I need the slope to be restricted to the driveway only; using Elevation Lines (as far as I can tell) spreads the slope throughout the perimeter. Elevation Region does something similar. I guess what I'm looking for is a way to define an area and then change its slope without affecting the rest of the lot. Can this be done? I can zip and include my plan if that would help.
  19. I'm designing a stacked duplex, with one apartment on the main floor and another in the basement. The basement portion of the dwelling is divided into 2 sections. One section of the basement is part of the main floor and includes a family room and garage, and the other section serves as an autonomous apartment. The basement is 54 inches below ground level, and the finished floor to ceiling height is 9 feet. I'd like to have a sloping driveway leading down to the garage. The slope should be restricted to the width of a driveway (about 16 feet wide and 20 feet long) and should start at ground (sidewalk) level and descend to the garage. What is the best way to accomplish this?