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  1. DIG5050

    Roof Trusses and Ridge Board or Beam

    Yes. Remove it.
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    3D Views Cause Crash in Pro 2021

    Unfortunately, your graphics chipset is a bit dated for Pro2021. The webpage Solver directed you to has references Intel Integrated graphics 8th generation or newer. Yours is 7th generation. As Solver states, I would contact Tech support to see if there is any kind of work around. Good Luck!
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    Foundation question, Is there a way...

    Maybe this can help. Here you go: https://www.homedesignersoftware.com/support/article/KB-00752/creating-a-structure-that-is-built-on-piers.html
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    3D Views Cause Crash in Pro 2021

    Usually this is caused by a graphics driver. Have you installed or updated your graphics driver to the latest version?
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    Create angled slab/beam

    Hello K2H, I was able to get this close using soffits for all of the truss members and posts, and backsplash for the braces. I also used backsplash for the black iron straps on the trusses. Close enough to what you want? With a little more work, you can eliminate the soffit surface on the ceiling and fit the trusses right up under the roof planes like the picture, but it takes more effort. I hope this helps.
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    Change color of electrical symbols on plan individually

    I am not sure there is a way to make the existing plan symbols a different color with HDPro. You can make a duplex symbol using cad off to the side, label it and change the color to your liking, and copy/paste it where needed. You will have to use a dotted cad arc to show a connection from a new duplex to an existing duplex socket, maybe in the same color as your cad symbol. Hope this helps.
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    General framing trouble

    Why not make it with the tools that Pro2020 has for customizing windows? You can always spell out construction detail elsewhere with cad drawing on a separate layout page.
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    General framing trouble

    Select all of the components of your window, glass, rabbeted lumber, trim, etc. and use the isometic cube object in the selection toolbar to make them an architectural block. Then copy/paste as required into your plan.
  9. DIG5050

    Missing Rafters in Auto-Dormers

    Hello, Please post the plan so others can have a look at it and help you. Thanks,
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    Attic Walls above open areas won't appear in 3D view.

    Hello ConleeH I opened your plan in HDPro 2021 Trial and get the same results as you -- missing wall segments as shown in the pic below. I'm surprised that it does not occur with Solver's install of the software. I have experienced this same issue in the past while working on plans. Lately, I have seen posts/plans from others that are experiencing similar issues with missing wall segments over roof planes. Maybe there is a basic setting that is unchecked, or a default setting that isn't correct. I ran a plan check on your plan and there are some walls that are mis-aligned with those above or below, but I don't think it is the reason why the wall segments are missing. Sure there are work-arounds for this issue, but I'm wondering why the model doesn't build correctly, at least not with the most current product release. If you send this into support, please share their response -- it will be interesting to hear their opinion.
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    Terrain Import and moving your design

    Based upon a survey of the property on which you wish to build, and local building code requirements, one can manually generate the existing and finish grade elevation views of the building as you have stated. Use X, Y, and Z data you obtain from your first floor view, survey and and finish terrain/contours. As you probably already know, the property survey will provide data for the existing grade, and the appearance you or your client desires plays a large part in the finish grade and appearance of the building on the lot. If the property is in an allotment, uniformity with the neighboring houses will need to be considered, as well as surface drainage. Sometimes the developer of the allotment, the builder, or the grading contractor can provide input for the finish grade. Attached is a *.pdf site plan of my own house drawn 3 years ago with HDP 2016 used as a part of the con-doc set. The lot is tilted and has irregularly shaped boundaries, keeping the house's exterior walls aligned with the edges of the computer screen . Utilities are marked, and surface drainage was sketched within. Utilities located under the driveway were abandoned. All of the data our county required was drawn on the site plan as shown. If course, where you are located may have totally different requirements, but the concepts are the same. A south elevation view shows the existing grade and the finish grade desired, obtained from the process noted above. Permits were granted and the house is built on the lot pretty much as shown in the drawings. site plan with stormwater data.pdf south elevation.pdf
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    Terrain Import and moving your design

    Hello, Are the house walls parallel to the edges of your computer? If you rotated the house, the rotation could be causing your problem. If you have a copy of the plan saved without the terrain, and house is aligned with your screens edges, open it and the current plan with the terrain. Copy the terrain and paste it on the copy of the plan that is correct. Rotate the terrain to locate the house correctly on the terrain. Save it under a new name. This should resolve you issue.
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    Terrain slope trouble

    rfcomm2K, I would use terrain elevation lines to represent the slope of the property. At least, that is what I used to create the elevation views for my house plans drawn in back in 2016. You can specify the lines at intervals and as the slope of the property permits, and the program will interpolate between the lines to create a gentler slope. This eliminates the more abrupt changes and makes for a smoother transition between the elevation lines. It takes a bit of fiddling with the elevation lines and such, but you can end up with what you want. Start a default plan and add a terrain perimeter, and 4 - 5 terrain elevation lines. Place them at an angle across the terrain, from upper right corner to lower left corner. The lowest terrain line should be at the lower left corner of the terrain perimeter.. Then, starting at 0" in the upper right corner, define them at -12" increments. After this, generate a 3D view and look at it. You will see that it is more like you envisioned. Ultimately, a combination of the lines and regions will be necessary to get what you want.
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    Terrain slope trouble

    Hello rfcomm2k, Keep the upper terrain feature in your plan as is, 0". Break the lower terrain feature into 3 smaller terrain regions, with the highest elevation on the right region (-18"), middle region a few of inches lower, and left region lower by a few of inches, or whatever the elevations might be. Delete all of the smaller terrain regions between the gravel driveway and the road. They just cause trouble. Set the road to 0" so it just matches or follows the terrain slopes. Spread them apart so that the blending from one region to another is more gradual. Unless auto rebuild terrain is set to "on" rebuild the terrain. This should get you going.