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jeffreybianchi

Partial Second Floor And Roof Lines

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I'm using HD Pro 2015.

 

Will try to keep this brief.

 

I'm trying to add a second floor over just one section of my floor plan.

 

THUMBNAIL 1

Without adding a second floor, I finally got the roof and dormer into some semblance of what I want.

 

THUMBNAIL 2

This shows the portion of the house that has a second story.

 

THUMBNAIL 3

This shows what happens to the roof when I try to build it after adding the second floor.

 

Questions.

 

When adding a partial second floor like this, am I supposed to use add "Blank Floor"?  I assume yes or else the program will give me an entire second story and raise the roof line.

 

Is there a specific wall type that I should be using?  Exterior vs. Interior, or even attic walls?

 

When editing roofs, am I supposed to edit from the first floor walls or second floor walls?  I've tried it both ways and cannot get it to look like it's supposed to.

 

Thanks...apologize in advance that these may be pretty basic questions to some but I am truly stumped.

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You need to add a 2nd floor before adding rooms on the 2nd floor.

 

"Without adding a second floor, I finally got the roof and dormer into some semblance of what I want."

 

What you added was attic space, not a 2nd floor dormer.

 

There is an Ignore Top Floor checkbox in the Build Roof Dialog. Read up on it. 

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Try some experimenting. :)

 

Build 2nd floor, 'finished ceiling' set to 0, uncheck 'ceiling over this room'.

 

Partition off front part of dormer room with invisible room divider.  Set ceiling in front portion of room to finished height.

 

Turn OFF 'auto build roof' and raise ceiling in the other rooms.

 

NEVER rebuild roof again after raising ceiling, or your roof will go wonky!

 

If you have set the roof dialog to 'ignore 2nd floor',  the dormer will not build.

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