I am trialing Home Designer Suite 2017 for a home remodel. Need to show my wife some different plans and ideas for working out the plan.
I need to be sure I can make a Shed Roof / Flat Roof combo before I purchase the software. Too many times I've bought software that did not work as advertised. I know they have the 30 day return guarantee but many times that hasn't worked for me either. I'm a IT Manager so very familiar with software and reading the manual.
I've read the instructions on breaking walls and reviewed many threads, including the one below with it's matching Youtube video but nothing works as shown.
When i make a basic box for the bottom half of the structure, the 19 x 36 I can make the Shed Roof work as expected. But when i add the walls to make the utility room and carport, it messes up the shed roof, even though they are set to a pitch of 1/16 in.
When I built the walls for the entire structure, made the Shed roof for the bottom half, broke walls and made the top flat roof, for the 27 x 26 area, the flat roof worked but the shed roof went flat and had a downward slope on the left side for some reason.
Then i had the idea to make the bottom half one structure, break the top right wall and make most of it invisible which would allow the entire wall to be full gable, but as you can see from attached perspective, now the walls for the top half try to meet the shed roof and the flat roof is missing.
I've attached the floor plan that i wrote over with MS Paint, since i cannot save files in the trial.
I've attached the two perspective screen shots so you can see what is happening and maybe give some pointers on what I am doing wrong.
thread used to try to make mine work:
Any help is much appreciated...
David D Potter