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  1. Just drew my second full roof (we mostly do interiors, so roofs aren't usually a thing), and I've never had to do gables before. Can anyone tell me if this is just the program's fault or if I just have something in the wrong spot? How can I get my wall looking like it needs to?



  2. Heh, my bad- I guess there wasn't, formally. But my point was I just don't even know how to approach this. I'd know how to draw it in 2D with autocad, but here in chief I'm just stumped. So I guess I'm looking for a crash course?

  3. I'm sure there is probably quite a bit of literature regarding stairs and how they're made. But I am a complete noob to them, and I have received my first project where they are necessary. And not just any stairs, but an irregular curved stairwell that I don't even know how to begin on! Unfortunately, I was not supplied with any detailed dimensions, because our project doesn't have to do with them (however our design still needs them there) and so, I have made some preliminary cad lines to kind of get the idea. Fortunately, I don't have to show the second story for our purposes... but, I do need this stairwell to look accurate.




  4. Sounds simple enough, however I don't actually have walls out here. It's a patio, I used soffits as beams and my floor is a slab. I tried invisible walls and it totally jacked up my brick texture on the house and the inside of my roof- plus the fact it still didn't act quite like a normal room. I must have done something wrong.

  5. I'm drawing a patio with recessed down lights, and I've already drawn this roof multiple times over to the point that I'm sick. I finally have it the way I like, however, the program does not generate a ceiling outdoors so I used a slab to "fill it in". Problem is, the can lights think they belong to the roof planes, and are hovering at these angles instead of flush with my "ceiling". Is there any possible way, through settings or otherwise, to get what I need?


  6. Designing a roof over an outdoor kitchen, I've created beams out of soffits and technically the drawing can be left this way but we're perfectionists and we'd like to have a wall or something to close this thing off. I tried using a wall, but of course that just enclosed the whole structure.

    As an alternate option, I'd also like to know how I can draw a decorative thing such as the example I've attached.




  7. I haven't really done too much with separate floors so far, but my guess is what you should try is actually have the fan in question drawn on your first floor but tell the program in its dialogue that the fan is a negative quantity from the ceiling, so that it appears higher and on your second story. If that makes any sense...


    Basically overestimate and send that fan way the heck up there, so the program will still recognize that it's on the first floor BUT to you and me and everyone else it'll look like it's on the ceiling of the second.

  8. Complicated question here, for what I would assume is a fairly common problem. So I've got this shower here and it's going to be a steam shower so we're lowering the ceiling height and in real life it'd be a soffit of course. But since I don't know how to break a line in a soffit like I can in a slab, for this purpose I used the latter. However, this presents an issue, seeing that unlike soffits, slabs will not assume the molding of the room they're placed in.


    So, I either need to know a way to break the line of the soffit so I can get my shower's shape OR add molding to the slab I currently have hovering there...



  9. Hi folks, couple questions: I need to recreate the following conditions and I'm having trouble. For the arched opening I've created a doorway, but I cannot seem to "unlock" its settings to adjust its height, or figure out a way to "bypass" the 4" jamb to actually move it against the wall. Then there's a curved step that right now I have drawn as just a rectangular slab.



  10. Hi guys, so I'm in the throws of recreating a client's master bathroom I visited last week. I don't necessarily have to make it spot on- since this is only for a "before" visualization BUT... the closer I get the better. Some of the problems I'm having:


    1 I have a crown molding profile for the bathroom that is "cut off" by the shower (since the software recognizes it as its own room)- is there a way to finish that out?

    2 Because my door does not touch the floor, the molding there continues- but how do I make it match the photo better?

    3 How do I get the tile to surround the door like a frame? When I try casing it actually extends past my half wall's height.

    4 Is there a way to get that same crown molding around the half walls too?



  11. Probably a noob question here, but after my boss reviewed a project he noticed my entire drawing has the wrong ceiling height. All it is currently is a first story, with no roof since our work is all interior. But is there a way that I can lower the whole thing in one command rather than editing each and every wall? I don't mind doing so, but it would save me time!


    EDIT- I think I solved my problem by going into each room structure and just doing it that way. However, it would be nice still if I could do the whole floor in one go.

  12. I think the problem is I was playing with the pattern, not the texture. Correct me if I'm wrong, but after reading the manual it is my understanding that patterns only affect CAD and textures are what actually show up in the model?

  13. I have to admit, I'm quite impressed by the wealth of materials I see in the library. That said, however, it is not without its limits. My supervisor and I have both encountered an issue when trying to edit the materials we see as "close but not quite" in instances where we're trying to match something a client is after- that issue being if we wish to alter the color, and we do so by adjusting its hue, it will not affect the little teapot or refresh in the model. We have also tried copying a material into the User Catalog, where the teapot will change but still no application in the model. Is there something simple we're forgetting, or is there a possible problem with our copy of Home Designer?