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  1. TomDesign

    Garage door upper corners at 45 degrees

    Perfect! Way easier than I was trying to make it. I'm also trying to do something similar to the end/size of a carport (just a roof supported on columns) but there is not a door or a formal opening. Any ideas? I've tried using soffits, but there may be a better way... I'm also trying to make a tapered apron in front of the garage door. Is there a way to angle the depth of a slab? Or do I need to make a geometric shape of some kind?See attached file. Or should I ask these questions each in a separate topic?
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    Garage door upper corners at 45 degrees

    Maybe I don't know what to search for, but how do I make a garage door that has the top two corners clipped at a 45 deg angle so the trim molding looks good? The garage door normally is installed slightly behind the wall and the actual opening has 45 deg corners, the door behind is actually a rectangle.
  3. TomDesign

    Brick trim around windows

    I want to show brick trim details when I look at the house with the orthographic full overview. I have some rectangular windows and an oval window. I would like to show brick trim on the sides and top of the windows for example standing the bricks on end along the tom of the window (soldiers), stacking a row flat on the sides and extending the depth of some bricks by a half inch or so. Can you point me to a tuturial or video that demonstrates this? I have searched the knowledge base and google and can't find out how to do this. Any help would be appreciated.
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    Terrain in front of garage

    I have the default terrain turned on for ortho view. Since the garage floor is about 1 foot lower, the terrain cuts off the bottom part of the garage door. How do I get the terrain to be lower in front of the garage door? I haven't put in the driveway yet because of this.
  5. TomDesign

    Place door under wall break

    I have a long wall that has a break in it because of a gable over a section of that wall. I want to place a patio door under the break. How do I place the door under the break so it spans both wall sections?
  6. TomDesign

    Send Orthographic view to someone

    Update - In my HD Pro, the export 3d stl is not available, it is grayed out under Export.
  7. TomDesign

    Send Orthographic view to someone

    David, That link seems to have expired. It brought me to a location with an error message. I will look into it further. Kat, Thanks for the idea. From what I can tell, reading about it, it only works with Chief Architect products, not with Home Designer. I didn't try it to see. Tom
  8. TomDesign

    Send Orthographic view to someone

    Is there a way I can send an orthographic view to someone so they can rotate the house and look at it from different angles? Like some kind of file that has a 3d viewer?
  9. TomDesign

    Import photo for a terrain

    I had some success. I was able to trace the driveway and some existing out buildings, and the outline of the lot. Thanks for the help. Tom
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    Import photo for a terrain

    Thanks. I'll try both ideas and see how it works.
  11. TomDesign

    Masonry stone arch above garage door

    How would one bend the lintel into an arch shape? Yes, it would need to be proud of the rest of the wall, but only by about 2". I don't remember seeing a lintel in the program, but it makes sense there is one.
  12. TomDesign

    Import photo for a terrain

    Are you saying that once imported, we can't resize the image? Where do I import an image so it shows up in the terrain? I can externally resize it and orient north before importing if needed.
  13. TomDesign

    Import photo for a terrain

    I see how we can import a photo to use to trace a floor plan, but is there a way to import an aerial photo to use for a terrain (or to use as a template to create a terrain? My county website has a nice aerial photo, or possibly google earth could be used. Tom
  14. TomDesign

    Masonry stone arch above garage door

    I would like to build a decorative stone arch above a garage door. This would have the stones placed vertical in a low arch over the double garage door with horizontal stones going up the right and left of the door and extending above the arch. I searched and did not see how to do this. Any links or hints/instructions would be appreciated.
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    Roof goofyness

    I'll give that a try.