Cannot design porch floor correctly.


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I'm a DIY'er trying to remodel home / garage, and I just bought a copy of Home Designer Pro 2017 for Mac.  From my snapshot, I'm trying to draw my overhang which sits adjacient to garage in my pic.  There are just a few posts that come to to the slab and no walls, overhang is just the roof line with a long soffit underneath. 


I did this by defining a room using "room divider" and then defined room type as a porch (an open room with only a roof line, support beams and posts and slab for flooring).  But notice that the "slab" underneath appears higher than the surrounding slab.  Why is this?  What am I doing wrong?





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The program builds according to your settings. You will need to adjust those settings to get your desired results.

Your model looks to have a stem wall foundation with footings -- not a slab ( except for the garage and porch).

The porch slab seems extra thick. It's default is 4".

Use the Cross Section tool to look at what you have.


Your porch slab is about where your interior floor level is. I'd bet.





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 most common mistake new users make is to just start using the software without first learning how to use the software. This inevitably leads to problems and wasted time. Learning how to sue the software is not a 'waste of time", rather it is essential (imagine trying to drive a car without any training!!!).



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