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ChrisF

Adding a front porch with storage underneath

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I just got the home designer pro program and am really enjoying learning how to use it.  That being said.

 

I am trying to put a front porch on a house plan.  My intention is to have cold storage underneath it access from the basement.  I have tried to find a video of how to put the porch on with the foundation walls a basement floor. But am having no luck.  Can some one guide me in the direction I need to go?

 

Thanks, Chris

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It may depend on the structure. What type of ceiling structure will the basement part have, and what type of floor structure will the porch have?


 


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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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The porch would be a suspended concrete slab.  To double as the ceiling of the storage room below.

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I have the exterior and interior walls of the house in but I am not sure how to add the foundation wall around the front of the porch, add the suspended slab and incorporate a roof over the porch area into the roof of the house.  Thanks for you help.

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I posted some links above. Go to the Knowledge Base, search for porch. A porch is just a room like any other room in the house. Give it a Room Type of Porch.

 

After you have drawn the porch -- For the foundation, there is a foundation wall tool. On the foundation level, use this tool to draw in foundation walls under the porch. Use the Reference Display to see the walls above.

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Solver,  I thing I got it figured out.  I was building the main walls for the house. Building the foundation.  Then trying to add the exterior walls for the porch.  Was giving me issues.  But I just tried again.  I added all the walls including the porch. Built the foundation then added the strait foundation walls directly under the inside exterior walls of the porch.  It worked.

 

Thanks for your help.

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Glad you got things going, and thanks for reporting back.

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