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Second Story Issues

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I'm using Home Designer Pro 2015

 

Two Issues:

 

See attached second floor plan, labeled A, B, and C

 

I can't highlight spaces A and B as rooms.  A is supposed to be finished space (and will eventually have dormers) and B is supposed to be open to the living room below.

 

The space denoted as "C" is fine.

 

Secondly, why did all of my interior walls suddenly turn into siding?  Checked the default dialog and it says they should be drywall.

 

Plan attached...thanks in advance.

Interior Walls.pdf

Second Floor.pdf

October 11 NEW.plan

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Follow-up:

 

I deleted the second story and re-drew it...seems to be fine now.

 

However, I still haven't solved the interior siding issue so any wisdom is welcome.

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Please take a minute and fill out your signature -- see below. Knowing what software you are using is often key to providing a suggestion.


 


Yes, I see you have Pro 2015, but adding that info to your sig keeps me and others from having to hunt for that -- it's available in every one of your posts.


 


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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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Thanks.  Don't have that exact dialog box ( a later version, maybe?) but just went in and highlighted all of the walls simultaneously and was able to change them.

 

One final question:

 

The upstairs cathedral area shares a common wall with the exterior.  Is there any way to make the interior (under the cathedral roof) drywall and the exterior siding?

 

My choices seem to be one or the other.  If I specify drywall for the room, it turns the exterior siding into drywall, etc. etc.

 

Pics attached.

1011 siding 2.pdf

1011 siding.pdf

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I imagine it's because it is an interior wall. You need an exterior wall there, and tell the program to use an interior wall below.

 

Just guessing. Post back if I guessed wrong.

 

Read up on Lower Wall Type When Split by Butting Roof.

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The wall that separates room A from B needs to be a interior wall, use the breakwall tool.

 

You're Gable overhang is set to 3 you may want to increase that.

 

I turned on Auto rebuild roof, everything that was Gabled became ungabled, which means it was built wrong.

 

You turn auto rebuild off when the roof is how you want it. Check your ceiling heights,

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LawB10:  Thanks for the input.  Yes, unfortunately building roofs is still completely hit or miss for me in spite of hours spent watching tutorials and David Potter's excellent videos!

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