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Pergola trouble

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I am using Home Designer Architectural 2017 to design a sloped pergola, but cannot get the soffits to slope or angle.

I want to slope soffits from 11 feet at the house to 9 feet at the outside edge of the deck, so a 2 foot drop over 14 feet.

If I click sloped soffit in the open properties, I just get a rather large rectangle no slope at all. To me there should be a rotate triangle, if selected and viewed from the side, but there is not.

The thing is using a 2016 trial of this program I was somehow able to slope the soffits, but now can not figure out how, and the trial did not allow saving I could only screen capture and print.

Any ideas, please?

Attached is the screen capture, how did I alter the slope of the soffits, anyone?

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You need to rotate in plan view. You don't rotate a soffit in an elevation view to make it sloped, you use the settings in the Soffit Specification dialog.

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I can rotate the beams from the plan, but thats only from top down view, I need to do it from side view, its a difference of elevation from front to back by 2 feet. They are 14 foot 2x8's, 11 feet high at the house sloping down to 9 feet, and there's 4 of them. Unless I miss your instructions.

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Reread my post above -- the second sentence.

 

 

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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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Thank-you for all the help.

Not sure what the trouble was, but everything worked smooth as silk this morning in the open properties menu - sloped soffit. But I did reboot last night.

Everything I tried even before I asked how to, worked now.

Weird but I accept it :)

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