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  1. Hi Jo Ann


    I am in Australia so terminology (reverse alcove / bump out) and designs may be a little different  to USA.


    Many thanks the bump out looks good in 3d in the ...it is a Council requirement for walls over 9 m long.  When you say make it a room what do you mean...any room just to define it


    In regard to the front porch it just reads it as an alcove and doesnt put a hipped roof over.  Ideally I want a hip and then drag the porch out as far as I want to create an entry feature.


    DavidJPotter:  My PLan file was attached and my question was clear I thought...see comment from Solver and Jo Ann.  Does the info above and Jo Ann comments make for query clearer ?  As I mentioned being in a different country with with terminology and design concepts doesnt help.  Thanks for your input in any regard.  I will soon need to ask a question about secondary dwellings or Granny flats...is this terminology known in US ?


    Thanks again, still amazed out how responsive this forum is.


  2. HI All


    Currently using home designer pro 2016.


    Attached a draft plan I am working on.


    Having  a little trouble with creating the roof over the front porch (hipped); and the roof over the jut out in the wall on the right hand side along the bathroom area.  That jut out should just be under the eave with now change in roof line.


    Any thoughts wold be appreciated.  There will be a any easy answer no doubt but after quite some time I don't have it.


    Many thanks.



    23 Merideth Principal dwelling.plan

  3. Hello

    I little direction if I may.

    I have my Plan and I can send elevations to layout

    It assumes the building pad is flat so I can insert a cad angled line to mimic the fall of the land and insert some elevation data for levels

    Ideally I would like to just send the elevation to layout with all the fall lines complete so it shows the cladding etc between floor level and ground

    I can set up terrain perimeters and elevation data to show the fall but it is the building structure between floor and ground where I am lost

    Maybe create a basement and then eye drop the cladding to the subfloor ?

    Maybe create foundation ?

    Thoughts much lay appreciated

    Had pro very powerful so far


  4. Hi katalyst

    In regard to the architectural blocks, I was grouping some kitchen cabinets. I was able to move and rotate but there was no block button, ....the coloured cube.

    You are probably right re the clothes line....last time I may have simply drawn a square cad box to represent the clothes line rather than a simple library insert.

    Thanks for your assistance


  5. Hi again

    A lot of time spent trying to work out little things.

    Architectural blocks tool bar has gone ?...

    In the library where is the clothes line....it is in there but under what name ?


  6. Djp if you are active today

    I watched one of you YouTube tutorials on carports, it was the double stand alone carport.

    I am doing a standard house design with hipped roof. Off the side of t he house will be an attached single carport with near flat roof.

    If I create it as a porch it creates a hipped roof to match the house.

    If I change the roof pitch to 0 it makes the entire house with a flat roof.

    I thought maybe creating a slab for the floor and roof and some millwork as posts.

    The knowledge base also mentioned invisible walls but this doesn't fix the flat roof scenario

    Ideas ?

    Thanking you


  7. Morning folks

    I am working my way through tutorials the user guide

    Etc going well with a set of construction plans for a new house and separate flat not too far away.

    Some where in here is the way to quickly calc the area of the building ???

    I need these figure for the building set and also ensure the design is within the allowable limits.

    Thanking you if you have a simple fix


  8. Eric - solver

    We are close to a solution but djp has not answered the tail end and the reference manual is not clear despite what he thinks.

    You say a plan file may have multiple single page layout files

    The tutes are clear on layout file creation, but How is a second layout file created ?

    When sending to to the layout how does it know which layout file to send to ?

    Hopefully I am clear on the question.



  9. Hi David

    I know you are not making it up

    I have studied the tutorial videos and reference schedule and learning as best I can but the chat forum should be used too so saying "don't ask others" is ridiculous.

    Maybe I am unclear in my question.

    In hd pro, 1 plan file will have 1 layout file (1 page)

    A 1 page layout file may not fit a plan view, elevations, 3D etc....it may have to be say 2 or 3 pages

    How can my layout file be multiple pages ?


  10. Ok thanks David and others

    I am clear on the multi pages making up the drawing set

    Hd pro will allow only 1 drawing page

    So I am clear and not doing this the long way unnecessarily, eg

    Say my plan is called Newhouse.plan, from this can send the first floor and second floor plan to the single layout page.

    I then save as newhouse2.plan and can create some elevations and send to the single layout page

    I can then say save as newhouse3.plan and send some 3D images to the single layout page

    Is this basically it ?

    Thanks in advance


  11. Hello All

    Sean from Australia.

    I am a..new user to Home Designer Pro

    I believe HD Pro can only create 1 layout page per plan...any tricks to create a layout that has more than one page to accommodate the plan, elevations, 3D's etc ? I assume that a file save as process may get around it ??


  12. Hello All

    Sean from Australia.

    I was a past user of Chief Version 9 if I recall...new user to Home Designer Pro

    I believe HD Pro can only create 1 layout page per plan...any tricks to create a layout page that requires more than one page to accommodate the plan, elevations, 3D's etc ?  I assume that a file save as process may get around it ??

    Happy new year to all


  13. Hi all

    Just getting going with home designer pro

    Being in Australia I need to set everything in metric

    I can see the tutorials set this in the new plan dialogue box but what about all the other items such as wall types / thicknesses etc and layout pages with scales etc

    Regards in advance