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    God, Family, Country! Then cooking, cycling, home remodeling/repairs, yard work, car club, racing, and general playing outside.

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  1. jjbNana

    Building & Terrain Alignment vs Plan View

    That video was very helpful. Thank you, sir!
  2. jjbNana

    Building & Terrain Alignment vs Plan View

    @ David, Do you have a specific page in chapter 19? I've read every word, looked up every occurrence of "rotate" and "plan view" and have found nothing to the effect of what you described. At any rate, I am beyond using that plan file. I've gotten much farther on the house in the new file I started a week or so ago, and can't go back now. My last remaining task will be to create the terrain after the house is finished and correct. Will I have a problem creating the terrain after the building is complete? Regards, Joe
  3. jjbNana

    Skylight Shaft Angle Change

    Thanks, guys. Appreciate it. R/Joe
  4. jjbNana

    Bay Window Limitations?

    I actually meant the separation is between the kitchen and the nook area. The bay window boundary is included when the Nook space is selected/highlighted.
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    Diamond Shaped Window

    Thanks, Eric. I will check this afternoon, and let you know. I know there is an arch panel, but I want to say it is a bit more limited that the version you use, but I'll double check.
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    Bay Window Limitations?

    I am beginning to regret not spending a bit more for either the Architect or Pro versions of HDv7, as I'm getting confounded at almost every customization I'm trying to include in my HDSv7 recreation of my home. Here's another I suspect is a limitation of my Suite version. Here goes... In my breakfast nook area, beside the kitchen (separation bounded by an invisible wall (room divider), there is a custom-built bay window with a projection of 2' to smoothly meet the exterior wall of the 2nd floor, and has an exterior horizontal length of 7' 5" from the foundation supported exterior wall. The interior seat is the floor, and the top is at ceiling height, It seems very well-built, in that there are no seams or settlement cracks in the interior hardwood floor, nor the walls or textured ceiling (home was built in 1986 - and there have been some sub-magnitude 2.5 quakes over the years - atypical for southern Maryland). Each of the 3 double hung 31"x56" windows, starts at 24" above the seat/floor. Based on the exterior length and projection, the center window has more wall than the others, yet is nearly perfectly symmetrical. When I use the handy shortcut, built in tool to build a bay window, not only can I not set the dimensions of the windows/walls, I cannot keep HDS from connecting the projection to the foundation (even with "automatically rebuild foundation" unchecked). When I manually build the bay window, I can set the correct dims for the projection, and the windows, but the floor and ceiling cannot be specified to match the rest of that room's materials definitions. The ceiling is drywall, but you cannot define the color without changing something in the default settings dialog, and the seat tends to take on the floor characteristics of the deck at floor level outside. Okay, enough rambling. I still have a "Stairs" thread to generate and post. Thanks, in advance for your time, suggestions, and assistance. R/Joe
  7. jjbNana

    Building & Terrain Alignment vs Plan View

    Thank you, sir. That makes sense. I will try that this afternoon.
  8. jjbNana

    Diamond Shaped Window

    I have a diamond shaped window 23"x23" in a 26"x26" non-interior cased opening in one exterior wall of my MBRM on the 2nd floor. I can specify a non-opening/fixed double pane window with no lite dividers, but I can only make the window square and cannot find a way to rotate it 45* on the vertical plane. Any suggestions for this? Thanks, in advance for your time, suggestions, and assistance. R/Joe
  9. jjbNana

    Skylight Shaft Angle Change

    I have a skylight in each of the 2 bathrooms on my 2nd floor. When I place a skylight in the room, at the location on the ceiling where the shaft begins, but the shaft doesn't go straight up at a 90* angle from the ceiling. Rather, the shaft goes up at an angle to end meeting the roof at a 90* angle. I cannot seem to find a way to tilt the shaft to meet the pitch of the roof perpendicular. I'll measure and calculate the roof pitch this weekend. Thanks, in advance for your time, suggestions, and assistance. R/Joe
  10. So, I manually laid out the terrain perimeter, defined the bearing directions for each corner (off my plot survey drawing), but did not yet define elevations not sure how to define, but not my biggest worry now). As I started to layout the walls for the exterior of the house, I found the default orientation of the plan view was not synched with my terrain. Is there a way in HDSv7 to specify (other than the old trial & error method) the position of the building on the terrain, and rotate the plan view without changing the building's location on the property? Specifically, the front wall of my house generally faces to the secondary-intercardinal direction East-northeast, as does the front of the property. It is however, a bit disconcerting to work on a plan trying to align new walls precisely parallel or perpendicular to other room walls, when the plan view is skewed roughly 62* front straight up and down. What I've done instead of dealing with an off-kilter plan view, is to completely rebuild the building in a new plan file, and figure out the terrain/elevation later, so it is much easier working with the building aligned to the 4 cardinal directions (N/S/E/W) of the compass in the plan view. Hopefully, the solution is something simple I just overlooked. Thanks, in advance for your time, suggestions, and assistance. R/Joe
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    Two Different Foundations on My Home

    Thank you, Eric & Dave. I appreciate your time, and yes I have specified the space as a garage. I guess, since I couldn't find official documentation to explain the plan's behavior when a spaced is specified as a garage, I was seeking an answer that I didn't really know was defaulted into the software. If that's how the 2 foundations are differentiated, then I'm good (issue solved). I guess I'll post a couple of my other questions, to which I need assistance. R/Joe
  12. jjbNana

    Two Different Foundations on My Home

    Hello, As a noob to this software suite, I have several questions, but will follow the rules and only ask one per thread. I have dug through the KB and PDF manual as best I could for answers, but to little or no avail. I am trying to recreate my home I just purchased a few months ago, and am having a few issues in HDSv7. The first being how can I make two different types of foundations for my home and garage? My home has a 48" crawlspace, and my garage has a slab foundation, and both are at slightly different elevations. My v7 does not seem to have the same dialog boxes (rather, the content of the dialog boxes differs) as the KB has when I look at the question "Modifying Garage Floor and Stem Wall Heights." On the structure panel of the room specification dialog, my version has no options for foundation specs under the floor section. When I build a foundation, I have tried to select only the garage or the main house (which are connected), but HDS creates a foundation for all structures on floor 1. I can post my project, if necessary. I have 2 different projects I have painstakingly created 2 different ways. One was from the Space Planner tool (ended up w/inconsistent dims), the other from scratch (manually drawing out all exterior walls and then building interior wall partitions from many measurements). Somehow, I have a sneaky suspicion that the issue I have is simply a limitation of the version I bought (suite vs arch/pro), but it doesn't hurt to ask. Thanks in advance for reading and assistance rendered. Regards, Joe