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  1. I'm thinking you have "auto rebuild roofs" checked? Once you have finished with all of the roofs, uncheck that, then click on the roofs you don't want and delete them. Without seeing the plan, that's my guess on the fix.
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    Ceiling Beam is placed at the wrong height

    Do you have the default to set to auto rebuild floor framing?
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    Ceiling Beam is placed at the wrong height

    A lot will depend on what version and year Home Designer product you have. You can try to select the beam, open the DBX, raise the beam by whatever height you need and click "bearing beam." That should change that particular beam. I am guess what it's doing is using the default setting at "below floor joists" if that's in your framing-beam default.
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    Attic Truss Help

    There's a lengthy section on Attic trusses in the reference manual. There are several things required to generate them. Might be worth looking at it if you haven't yet.
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    snap on reference floor for the new X12

    You'll want to post this on the Chief Architect forum. You posted this on the Home Designer program forum.
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    Go to your "edit" tab on the top toolbar and I think there you will find what you're looking for.
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    Materials Buy List

    You'll want to be on the Chief Architect forum. You posted this on the Home Designer program forum.
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    Varying roof structure at adjacent roof planes.

    You'll want to post this on the Chief Architect forum. You posted this on the Home Designer program forum.
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    wall definitions

    That may be an issue with Architectural then. I haven't used that one for a few years, so I forget what it can and can't do. Depending on what type or how much you use it, you may want to consider upgrading to Pro.
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    wall definitions

    What program are you using? If you are seeing the teapot, you are only picking the "pattern", and not the "material". Go the wall again and pick the material and a drop box should show where you can pick your framing. Or even try your owner's manual on the help tab. That is probably the best place to start with any questions so you don't have to wait for someone to reply.
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    extend only one eve of a she roof

    Try clicking on it and dragging it to the dimension you need.
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    change pocket door direction

    Sometimes I have had luck in this situation by putting in a regular swinging door with the knob on the side I want the pocket door to slide to. Then open up the object and change the door from a swinging door to a pocket door and that may do it too.
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    Entry doors w/sidelights

    Hi all, What do you folks do when you want to put sidelights next to an entry door? On a full glass one I make a fixed window & adjust the frame. Yet when I ama using a door w/some detail, the best I have found is to make the unit a pocket door so it shows the slab. Yet on the floor plan you see the area where the doors slide in to eaither wall? Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thank you!
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    How do I remove moldings from a single wall in HDP 2020?

    Make the shower its own room w/a room divider. Then open the room it's in and delete the mouldings. Also VERY helpful to everyone to create/update a signature so people always know which program and version you are using. You will also find the reference manual a great resource so you don't have to wait for a reply from others.
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    How to create a Decorative Gable Truss

    Go to Library>get additional content online>millwork>Corbels and Brackets No.3 Gable
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    Wall Colors

    Are you talking about the yellow that shows the "framing", or are you trying to paint the walls to be a different color? If it's for the framing, try changing the "fill style" of the wall.
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    The only way I have been able to do that is when opening up the item's label tab in the DBX is to either tap the space bar to move it horizontally or the enter key to move it down further. I suppose you could also set the item to not show the label and enter a text description at the size font you desire and place it manually?
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    Ceiling Bulkheads

    You should post questions in Q&A for future reference, as most people look there first. What I do when I run into these is just use the soffit tool and you can put the top right at the ceiling and make the width, height and depth be whatever you have on the site. What program are you using?
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    SketchUp-How to place SKP lamp onto HD table top

    I don't know what Suite has for options, yet in the bonus catalogs, you can download a Wayfair catalog and pull items from that.
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    Windows with transom top

    While you can't necessarily mull them to save in your library, you can place a transom above a window and then copy/paste the combination around your plan.
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    Where to Find Topography Data?

    Don't know that you have any really. When cities and towns have theirs done, it's usually a State or Government funded project is my guess. They aren't going to break it down into every lot, especially when the land isn't broken up. That's why people need to have their lots surveyed professionally for buying, selling and modifying real estate and their homes. Depending on how good you are at reading a transit, I suppose you could mark your property boundaries and string out a grid system and shoot elevations of each of the corners of the grid. Depending on the size of your grids will determine how many days or weeks you will spend trying to do this.
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    Where to Find Topography Data?

    Short of paying for an actual survey of your lot, I really don't think there's anything out there that will specifically show your lot.
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    2D Symbol

    try changing the size of the bib
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    2D Symbol

    For your circle w/letter, use "callout" under text & put in whatever letter/number you want. Simple enough to do and no need to save anything For the hose bib, it's in the core catalog. Architectural>Exteriors>Irrigation>Hose bibs & accessories
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    Floor framing

    In section view you can, where you would call out the specs, yet I have not seen it in floor plan view. Plus it really isn't a framing item. Look for the blocking right above the joists in the drop down list. Remember every view has to have the correct items turned on to display