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1st floor Roof / Overhang

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Hi All !!! Happy new year...

 

I am trying to create an exterior overhang on the 1st floor of a 2 story home.

I believe the contractor is calling it a rabbit run... It is not a full roof.. it is an over hang like one would have for an exterior porch.

I am having difficulties finding out where to find videos or pointers.... Can anyone steer me in the right direction ?

 

Many thanks

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If your software has the feature (You did not share that data with us) over the wall you wish to have a "Full Return" (Rabbit Run) you open that "wall's dialog box-Roof Tab" and find the "Roof return" section and there will be check-boxes for various types of roof returns including a full return. I am not sure if all Home Designer Titles have this feature, take a look.

 

DJP

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Posting a picture of what you are trying to model will get the best response.


 


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It helps if we know what title (Suite, Pro etc) and version (2014, 2015 etc) you are using. You can add this info to your signature by clicking on your user name at the top right of the page, click My Settings, then Signature on the left. 


 


 


Resources for self help:

 

The built in Help System (always a good place to start)

 


 


 


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Thanks Eric and David.. 

Im using Home Designer Pro..

Im looking now.. and will also try to see if I can make something to upload..

In short.. its on the front of a two story house (1st and 2nd floor exteririor walls are on top of one another and the first floor has an over hang/roof.. but I will try to upload something..

 

thanks again..

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With Pro, you may draw in your own roof as needed. If you don't want to do that, draw in a room using a Room Divider. Set it to open below, ad adjust the roof parameters to give you the look you want. You could also select and copy the roof plane, delete the walls forming the room, then Paste>Paste Hold Position to put just the roof back in place.

 

Manual roofs are not really difficult, and once you have a bit of practice, are far easier than trying to trick the software into building the roof you want.

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Solver, maybe you can help me out. I am attempting to create a rood overhang between a first and second floor. The instructions I found were to create a wall just exterior to the exterior wall and thus create a room. I set it the room and roof parameters as you describe. I created the over hang I wanted but I also seem to have extended the floor joist under this new room and this shows on my perspective view. I'm using  HD Suite 2017.

Thanks

 

8th St. -Roof overhang.jpg

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The original post is almost a year old, anyway, use the room divider tool, once the roof is how you want it, turn off auto rebuild roofs and delete the

walls.

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