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difficulty selecting / changing exterior wall material for dormers

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I installed two dormers on my roof using the build roof - dormer command.  The small amount of siding on the dormers is the default tan color.  I am using red for the remainder of the house on the exterior.  I cannot seem to select the exterior walls of the dormer, it highlights the entire dormer.    

 

Also, I cannot seem to change the default siding color for exterior walls.  If I go to edit - default settings - walls - edit, it brings up interior and exterior walls but it only allows me to choose the type (such as siding - 6) but it does not allow me to select the default material.

 

If I go to edit - default settings - materials - edit , it then allows to select interior walls from the long list of items, but not exterior walls.  

 

running Home designer suite 2017

 

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Dormers have a dialog box like any other object. That dialog box has a "Walls" tab where you can select the type of wall you desire. If you properly set Wall Defaults to the wall type in Edit Default Settings - Wall - Exterior Wall and set the exterior material of the wall in Wall Defaults - Exterior Wall and in Edit Default Settings - Materials - Exterior Wall to the same desired outer layer (exterior siding) then and only then have you done your job properly.

 

The software is merely a mechanical device that requires your control and guidance in terms of your intended outcome.

 

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Using the Adjust Material Definition tool, I was able to change the color of all the siding, including that on the dormer.

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I installed two dormers on my roof using the build roof - dormer command.  The small amount of siding on the dormers is the default tan color.  I am using red for the remainder of the house on the exterior.  I cannot seem to select the exterior walls of the dormer, it highlights the entire dormer.    

 

Also, I cannot seem to change the default siding color for exterior walls.  If I go to edit - default settings - walls - edit, it brings up interior and exterior walls but it only allows me to choose the type (such as siding - 6) but it does not allow me to select the default material.

 

If I go to edit - default settings - materials - edit , it then allows to select interior walls from the long list of items, but not exterior walls.  

 

running Home designer suite 2017

 

thank you.

That's not how you do that for Dormers, simply click on the Paint can icon,  a dialog box will open, choose the material you want click OK and apply it

to the object. I recommend not using the material definition tool as it's not needed for what you want to do.

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