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  1. I'm not seeing this feature - is it in the Architectural version?
  2. For sure, I just want to be a little knowledgeable about the likely solution before meeting with them.
  3. The "porch" is excluded already from the Living Area calculation: I just tried deleting the "porch" and I still get 1,017 sq ft. Could the rectangular cottage of 40' x 25' exterior walls be anything other than 1,000 sq ft? Not sure why I'm getting 1,017 sq ft.
  4. Thanks, David Your suggestion worked! Who needs features if you have workarounds ... ;-) Is my thinking correct that having these joists will likely mean the stucco and roof overhang will be 12"-16" taller than the finished ceiling height? Is putting these joists what builders/engineers typically do if one wants to avoid any supporting columns in an open floor plan?
  5. The house is basically a long rectangular shape with a depth of 46' without any support beams. Since there is no second floor, I assume the architect and engineer will solve this by calling for 46' long ceiling joists from engineered wood to span the depth of the house. So though the finished ceiling is 10' tall, these beams, which I'm guessing are around 12" - 16" tall, mean that the stucco on the outside of the house will be 10' tall PLUS the 12" - 16" of the beam and only then the roof/overhang will start. And if so, is there a way in HD Architectural to have the inside ceiling be 10' tall but the outside stucco be 11' tall and only then the roof starts?
  6. The AC outlets in the kitchen backsplash keep popping out of the backsplash (see picture) even after I move them back and save the file - any idea why that's happening??
  7. I'm working on a cottage that can't be more than 1,000 square feet, and for some reason the foundation level shows the house is 1,000 sq ft (with a 'porch' that's not really a porch but just hidden walls that allowed me to create a hip roof above the main sliding door entrance) another 7 sq ft (which, again, don't count), but on the 'main level' the program shows 1,017 square feet, which I hope and pray and believe should be 1,000 sqft. See attached image. How do I show 1,000 sqft on the main level?
  8. That's another keeper - thank you so much for being so helpful!
  9. Wow - that's a great trick! I wish I had asked my questions earlier ...
  10. I want the upper cabinet to be 2.5" from the wall to avoid hitting the window casing, but the filler is automatically created whenever I get within a few inches from the wall.
  11. I just tried your cad lines workaround and it works well - thanks!
  12. I created a filler cabinet, and I assume you meant that after placing the 'legit' cabinet beside it I should then delete the filler cabinet, but when I do so then the legit cabinet creates a 3" filler to connect itself to the nearby wall. (the reason I don't want a cabinet/filler by that wall is that it's right up a window and I need to allow some space for the window casing.
  13. Thanks again, I'll check the bonus catalogs. Those spacing and centering features would save me a ton of time.
  14. I have a wall cabinet that I want to start a few inches away from the corner wall but as soon as I get within a few inches of that side wall the program adds a filler and joins the cabinet to the wall. How do I keep the program from adding this filler and leaving the upper cabinet a few inches from the wall as is. Thanks.
  15. After using HD Architectural 2021 for a month I noted some features that seem basic to me but I don’t see them in the program. Just making sure they are really not there: -Having horizontal AC outlets -Having any control over interior or exterior window sill size and/or color -Having any selection of window and door casing styles -Showing room measurements under the room name in ½” increments instead of 1” increments -Centering objects between 2 objects (e.g., a cabinet between 2 windows) -Spacing objects evently (e.g., selecting 5 recessed lights and having them space equidistantly from first to last) -Having a different background/backdrop image for the house using 1 image for the front of the house and 1 for the back of the house (it’s disorienting to see the ocean on both sides of the house …) in 3D view Thanks!
  16. Thanks for the heads up on the signature - I updated it. I will also experiment with your suggestion. I have a few other questions but I'll ask them under their own headings. Thanks so much!
  17. I've created a plan in Home Designer Architectural, but when I show it to others I'd like it to look like the standard plans I see online (see example attached of a house plan I see online) - black lines, no measurement lines, few elements, etc. Instead, in HD the print option shows gray walls, more elements, etc. How do I get it to look like the plans I see everywhere else?
  18. The terms OX XO etc. refer to the O as being the non-moving window and the X as the moving window, as viewed from the outside (+ though it doesn't mention the rail, we all know that the moving side is on the rail, and the rail is on the interior): (see Marvin's glossary under OX for the same:
  19. So are you saying that even though we all agree that the industry standard lingo is that in a "Left sliding window" the left side slides to the right as viewed from the outside and should therefore be on the inner rail (so it could move), in Home Designer Suite the meaning is the opposite (as evidenced by the right side of the window as viewed from the inside not being on the inner rail)??
  20. So why, as in my picture, this Left sliding window has the right part be the part that is closer to the outside (i.e., is not on the sliding inner rail)?
  21. W What do default settings have to do with my question?? A "Left sliding window" means the left part is the part that slides, but that's AS VIEWED FROM THE OUTSIDE (http://www.windowhav...oors-determined). As viewed from the inside, it's the right side that's supposed to slide and should be on the interior, but the program puts it on the outside. So what am I missing here??