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  1. With Suite & Architectural you can print most items a building dept. may require - but, you would need to see what they need. Pro has a construction document tool called Layouts that make the process easier. That product can be rented for $59/mo. Link product compare matrix. Give our sale dept. a call so we can help further.
  2. Matt, there's no automatic way for the attic wall to generate due to the two roof planes near a ceiling vault. It can easily be manually adjusted.
  3. If you need to post the plan, you could use a zip file or post a link on a cloud drive. It appeared in the plan view your ceiling plane was over the top of one of the walls.
  4. Can you post the plan?
  5. Pier style foundations are not an option in Home Designer Architectural. They are in Home Designer Pro. You can look at the trial version here.
  6. Where's the link to your plan?
  7. John, the video you were watching most likely was on “Chief Architect” – our product line for the professional designers. One of the key features in this product line are the added dockable side windows for the (1) Project Browser and, (2) Active Layer Display Options (all Home Designer products have the (3) Library Browser). You can learn more on the product differences of Chief Architect Premier and Home Designer Pro in this Link.
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    Site Plan

    To create roads & driveways you will want to first create a terrain perimeter. Consider switching your tools to the terrain mode (1) while working on terrains; create your terrain perimeter (2); from the terrain menu (3) you will see the road / driveway tools.
  9. Could be the older software is not compatible with the Windows 10 update? If you download the newer trial version, does this still happen? Trial Download
  10. Phil, it's difficult to say what the issue could be - I suggest reaching out to tech support. If you file a support case v. calling, be sure to attach your plan.
  11. A couple things you can check. 1) is that layer turned on in 3D? 2) if the layer is turned on, what's the elevation of your beam?
  12. It should be saved with your camera - if you saved your camera. If you want as a default for every view, you can do that - see attached.
  13. VR is scheduled to be in the next release due out this Spring.
  14. Jeff, the default print would create a single PDF file with all 5 pages.
  15. Try setting the upper ptich on this wall. I used 4/12 and the upper pitch of 9/12 in from baseline at 122"
  16. Do you have a photo?
  17. Kristine, it appears the alignment of your invisible wall for room definition is misaligned. I would first try to align the invisible wall according to the image I posted (A or B). Based on your 3D view, it appears one area has a ceiling the other does not. It that case an invisible wall takes on the properties of a 4” interior wall to correctly generate the attic walls above. Aligning the invisible wall to the other ‘visible’ wall is preferably done to the wall’s main layer (“A” in the diagram). It could be that issue as been resolved in a newer version (the plan I attached is Home Designer Pro 2023). Hope this helps! Room.plan
  18. Is it possible to post your plan Kristine?
  19. Jeff had a great idea. Here's a similar variation.
  20. Kristine - if you manually lower the walls they could be cutting your ceiling platform. You might replace those walls with "half walls". Half walls are railings, you can set the height and they won't cut the ceiling.
  21. Carolos, attached is an image; also, here's a link.
  22. I'm not sure you can get that look exactly. You can put a wide casing with a bevel and a thick wall.
  23. In Home Designer there is a 360 export under the File menu.
  24. Heather, you can 'zip' your file. Usually, find the file on your system, right click and then zip. It should condense it so you can post.
  25. Heather, welcome to home talk! Looks like you have several questions here. It might be helpful to isolate some of those separately; and if you post your plan, others can take a look. On your door/window question, frequently if you cannot move those, it may be bumping a ceiling or floor platform or even another wall. You can override bumping/snapping by holding down the control key and then moving the object with your mouse. Cheers,