chiefjdennis

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  1. chiefjdennis

    Garage with dormer

    Hi, I'm trying to build a car garage with 2 main bays and one additional bay. The main garage has a 2nd floor with a 9 pitch roof and shed style 4 pitch dormer on right side. The additional bay is supposed to have a 4 pitch shed style roof that encompasses the dormer and meets up with the main garage roof (See "Garage_Front.jpg, "Garage_RightSide). In the attached plan, I could only get the pitch on the 3rd bay roof set to 1 without program warnings related to dormer. Can anyone suggest how to get this roof to wrap around the dormer at a 4 pitch? Does this require manipulating the roof plane manually? Many Thanks, Jeff GreenDunesDrive.plan GreenDunesDrive.plan
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    Garage with dormer

    Hi David, Still not 100% clear... so the roof planes didn't have to be manipulated in any way (cut and reshaped)? Sorry you had trouble loading the plan... I'll try uploading again. Thanks, Jeff GreenDunesDrive.plan
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    Garage with dormer

    Hi Eric Was your example done using one of the video's from the forum you mentioned? How did you get "auto-built roof" to work if done manually? Thanks Jeff
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    Shed Dormer

    Is there a way to add a full shed dormer to the attic space of a single story home? From the videos I've seen, it appears to be a manual process involving creating a 2nd story, knee walls and defining the unused space as "attic". I've attached a PDF of existing home showing the dormer on the back side of main house (disregard the proposed sun room for now). CotuitRoad_Original_2.plan In addition, (and I believe to have run into this issue when creating the dormer too)... does anyone know why the exterior wall has a missing chunk between the two main house roof planes ? Thanks All_Drawings.pdf CotuitRoad_Original_2.plan
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    Shed Dormer

    HI Eric, Thank you as well for sharing that method... much appreciated!
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    Shed Dormer

    Hi David, Again... I cant thank you enough for spending so much time helping out! I'll try your dormer creation method next... thank you so much!
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    Cove Ceiling

    Hello, Is there a way to make a cove ceiling in a single story house design? I'm looking to change the existing design of a kitchen/living room area from standard ceiling to a cove ceiling. I know it's possible to just deselect the "Ceiling Over this Room" option under the Room Specification;Structure section creating a cathedral ceiling all the way to the roofs ridge board (see attached screen shots "Ceiling_Normal" & "Ceiling_Cathedral"). How would I add collar tie's say 3 feet above normal ceiling height and then create a cove ceiling up to the new collar tie's? Is this even possible with architectural or would I have to upgrade to Pro? Any guidance would be greatly appreciated. NOTE: The 3rd image is the look I'm going for although I had to cheat and create it using a "shelf" 2_AnchorLane_2.plan
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    Cove Ceiling

    Thanks David, Maybe Ive got the name "cove ceiling" wrong... I believe its a form of cathedral ceiling but doesn't go all the way up to the ridge board. It only goes as high as the collar ties... Not sure of this ceiling's exact name.
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    Cove Ceiling

    Thanks Eric, I didn't realize that resetting the ceiling height (with auto roof turned off) would actually create the collar ties. That's brilliant.. many thanks!
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    Pony Wall

    Hello, Is there a way to shorten the height of an exterior wall on a single story design such that the roof still builds correctly over it? Does this require the use of a Pony Wall? As you can see in the real photos, the back wall of the Master Bedroom is shorter than standard height, This causes the back portion of it's roof to have more surface area than the front as shown in the google Ariel view (red arrow). In the design, the back wall is full height which causes the roof ridge to be too far back. Any tips or guidance would be greatly appreciated. 33_DailyAve_Existing.plan
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    Pony Wall

    Hi Jo_Ann, Wow!... I tried it and it works. Thanks so much for the suggestion. Very much appreciated
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    Pony Wall

    Hi David, Wow! I cant thank you enough for spending so much time helping with the design and walking through the steps..... sounds like my best option will be to upgrade to pro as you mentioned. I agree the ceiling height needs to decrease for the overall house. In addition, you can see that the height of the back wall of the Master Bedroom is lower than the front wall (as depicted with red arrows in image "Google_LeftSide.jpg". I'm still not clear how to build this in architectural. Also, note the large overhang in the front and almost none on the gable ends. I'm not quite sure of the roof pitch.. most likely between 4-6 but appears to be consistent across the entire house. Many thanks
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    Roof Anomaly

    Hello, I'm having difficulty building a roof on an addition to existing home. I cant get the new "entry" room roof to match up properly with the "garage" roof. Any suggestions or guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! Software; Home Designer Architectural 2017, Build; 18.3.2.2x64 15_Seneca_4.plan
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    Roof Anomaly

    Hi JoAnn. Hey that looks great... I'll give that a try too. Thank you very much!
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    Roof Anomaly

    I don't think manual design is an option in Architectural... Thank you for spending the time looking at this... much appreciated I'm not sure if premier designs will open in my version but would you mind sending the first design you mentioned... that's another great possibility!
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    Roof Anomaly

    That's a definite option. My initial thought was I must have created an inner wall incorrectly causing the roof issue... Thinking it through further I realized that it wouldn't be a good idea for water to shed directly towards the main house from the addition roof. Hence the program is rendering the roof correctly according to the design. In other words, we wouldn't want a design that didn't include the red section of roof shown below as you depicted. Just curious how you got the program to design it that way?
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    Roof Anomaly

    Hey Eric... thanks for the reply. I would suspect the addition "entry" room roof ridge would go straight from its gable wall to the garage roof. You can see in the attached photo that there's an additional section of roof being added somehow (circled in red). With regards to the main house roof in the previous screen capture... I didn't happen to have the proper "doll house" view. If you have a moment... maybe you could load the plan file and rotate the camera view. The issue is much easier to see than to describe.
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    Roof Anomaly

    the attached image shows the issue (circled in red)... which to me, doesnt look proper
  19. I've got a single story roof on one part of a house being affected by a second story ceiling height in a different (adjacent) section of the house. Setting the 2nd story ceiling height to 50" or less, yields a good looking 1st floor roof as expected. However, when I increase the 2nd story ceiling height above 50" its as if the roof ridge beam of the 1st story section wants to follow the same height Can anyone suggest how to resolve this issue? Thanks,
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    Roof Build Problem: Ridge beam affected by 2nd story ceiling height

    Jo_Ann... that's brilliant! It works... this has been driving me crazy all day. How did you find that? Thank you so much.
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    Roof Build Problem: Ridge beam affected by 2nd story ceiling height

    Okay, thanks just added software version to my signature (Home Designer Architectural 2017) and attached the project file. Thanks, ParkRoad_NEWDESIGN_2.plan