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  1. Jo_Ann

    Tray Ceilings

    Why not just create a "room within a room", using room divider walls? Open the new room and raise the ceiling height. Add and size a crown molding from the library.
  2. Use a custom backsplash for the tiled walls.
  3. Jo_Ann

    Pony Wall

    Pro has pony walls included in the 'drop down' wall menu, making it easy to change wall types. Architectural does not (kind of silly that it's not included). At least I don't think it has been added to the new version. To make it easier to change to a pony wall, FIRST hold down the control key and multi-select every door/window in the wall and copy. Delete the wall and draw in the new pony wall. "Paste in Place" the doors/windows that were copied. This forum offers help from users, like yourself. Rarely is there any comment from Home Designer moderators. And like Eric said, it is best to start a new thread.
  4. What I see, when looking at your jpeg image, is that you've used glass shower walls to draw the shower as an entirely separate room within the bathroom. This makes it an 'island' room, and auto drawing a connected divider wall to an existing wall, is how the software deals with this type of room.
  5. Jo_Ann

    Fix roof

    You can NOT change a roof pitch by opening a gable wall, and setting the pitch. You change the pitch on the eave walls on either side of the gable.
  6. Draw 2 railing walls where those invisible walls are, forming a room that you can select and open. Make sure the walls are aligned with the walls below. Open the room, and uncheck "roof over this room".
  7. I see that you've had the software for more than 6 years, and after 173 forum posts, I sure don't understand why you do not know how to do this?
  8. How deep will the pond be, at the end nearest to the door? At the south end of the far down does that slope? (8', 10'?) I'm trying to replicate your plan more accurately. First you must set the rectangular feature depth, then shape the rectangle to what you want. THEN shape the slab walls around the rectangular feature shape. A flat 6" slab was used for the water.
  9. I think you aren't communicating what you really want. Do you not want the bottom of the pond to follow the slope? Do you just want a flat bottom pool?
  10. I can't tell from looking at the pic...did you recess the rectangular feature as mentioned? Or... did you put 4 slab walls together and add a flat slab of water to the pool? Is there going to be a deck partially around the pool?
  11. As mentioned in an earlier post, you need to set the depth of the rectangular feature, to recess it into the ground.
  12. ??? "This rectangle is following the ground level, which is sloped." Um...that is the general idea for the "pool", because you said the "pond" would be set into the slope. You really need to start posting the images that were asked for, because otherwise, this is all a big guessing game.
  13. For some unknown reason, that pdf would not open. So, yes, resend. If you want anyone to be able to help, you should also post some screenshots of your efforts.
  14. Jo_Ann

    Mansard Roof

    Setting the main roof pitch to 16" looks more like the picture.
  15. Do not post a pdf. I asked you to post a jpeg. Use the rectangular feature (need to set the correct depth) for the basic "recessed into the ground" pool. The rectangular feature can be changed to any shape. Then use the slab. You need to fashion it into a wall. Use several, if that is easier for you. It can be straight or curved. It's easier to raise or lower the height and position of the "wall" in the 3d view.
  16. I think that you need to elaborate more on what your idea of a "pond" is. Maybe post a jpeg of something similar. It would also be helpful to say what depth of the slope you are talking about, and post an image of what you have done in the program so far.
  17. Jo_Ann

    Hiding "Ghost" Line

    Tools > Display Options
  18. Since you have not uploaded the plan, I guessed at replicating it, based on the picture. Using auto build roof, I did not get the same results.
  19. "Yikes I've got a mess!" is an understatement. You have so many things to fix, with BOTH the house and terrain, that I wouldn't even know where to begin. But as for setting a height for a "region", take a closer look at the terrain tools. You have an elevation region and a flat region. Which tool do you think that you should use if you want to specify a height?
  20. Why not use 4 customized slabs to create 4 steps?
  21. Have you looked in the library????
  22. In my Architectural 2018 program, the draw order tool does NOT work for the towel (furniture layer). Sending stools under a cabinet counter overhang (2d view) using the draw order tool, has never worked, either. In the trial Pro 2018, and also Pro 2021 trial, the draw order tool works like it's supposed to. Maybe this is a bug with the Architectural program version, that was never fixed. Because you have the new 2022 version of Architectural, you should report it.
  23. So you found a way to work around your problem, but it was not done the correct way. You have STILL not said what cabinet you are using, or how you inserted the sink. In the pic you posted, it looks like the cabinet is showing in the sink bowl.