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Home Designer 9.0  Build 9.6.1.1

Does anyone know if any of the "Sample Floor Plans"

has a Gazebo that can be Copied and Pasted?

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Someone had found an Arched Doorway ahile back

and it would be nice to find a Gazebo.

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Otherwise, is there a good online tutorial that would

guide me thru that, getting all 8 side equal, etc.

Thanks

 

 

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Thanks, I will try that "manual" procedure over the next day or two and report back.

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the Polygon/Octagon Deck tool should get it done for you , you'll need to turn on post to beam , one the wall's and give the deck room a roof but shouldn't be too hard assuming you have the polygon deck tool?

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My HDA10  'TEMPLATES'  folder has several sample plans that contain gazebos  (backyard retreat, blue cottage, gazebo, and octagonal deck).

Maybe HD9 has them, too?  Also look in your 'SAMPLES' folder.

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Thanks David, the manual procedure worked perfectly.

only question is what if i want a 12' width?

what should each side be roughly to start with.

 the tutorial uses 6' per side and that gives about 14'5" width.

 i want to start with "width" instead of feet per side.

i haven't tried to figure it out, i'm sure i just need to play with it a little

to figure it out.

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Jo_Ann

i did a quick look but did not see those Templates you mentioned.

i did see plain "Cottage" but not the others.

i need to look more.

 i did not see a Samples folder either.

maybe they are on the CD only and not installed.

i will post a follow-up.

thanks for the help.

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Thanks David, the manual procedure worked perfectly.

only question is what if i want a 12' width?

what should each side be roughly to start with.

 the tutorial uses 6' per side and that gives about 14'5" width.

 i want to start with "width" instead of feet per side.

i haven't tried to figure it out, i'm sure i just need to play with it a little

to figure it out.

 

so I guess you don't have the polygon deck tool? I know version 10 did,  it does all this in about 5mins , if you want it 12' wide set the  radius to side distance to 72" . If you don't have the polygon deck tool and have to do it manually then the walls would each be 59 5/8" long each according to the Polygon Deck Tool in my version.

 

these are the plans Jo_Ann mentioned

Gazebo Plan Templates.zip

 

The "templates" folder is in My Docs>HD Data folder>    however the "Samples"  Folder is wherever you installed HD to , usually C:\programfiles>HD>Samples

 

M.

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An octagon of any size can be made in a few motions.  Caveat ... the instructions below work in Pro.  I'm not sure how well they translate to lesser expensive titles.

 

Draw a square room using either walls or rails.  For a gazebo, you'd want to use rails.  Set the cross dimensions to be as desired, but make sure that all four sides are the same length.  Next, group select all four sides and use the transform/replicate tool to make 1 copy and rotate it 45 degrees.  Use the break wall tool at all intersections and delete all of the outer corners.

 

Add a doorway, and change the rails to be post to beam.  Build a roof (if one isn't already done automatically).  Customize as needed.

 

I'll leave the exercise of building a cupola vent on top for later.

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