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Issue with framing and my roofline with Home Designer Architectural

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Hello all! I am a first time user & poster. I've had a great experience with the software so far.

 

I'm using Home Designer Architectural 2017. The plan itself & 2 pictures are attached.

 

I cannot solve the following issue:

  • The roofline keeps descending down from the 3rd floor all the way to the 1st floor over the garage. Why is that?

 

The framing shows how odd this is. Everything else is working as desired.

 

The other hint that something is amiss is that there is clearly a hole in the roof of the 3rd floor with an odd wall sticking out the back of the house when viewed in 3D. I'm assuming this is part of the same issue.

 

Any help/advice/solution would be much appreciated. I've been through the videos, but they haven't brought me to the solution. Thank you!!!

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outside of house.jpg

my_plan.plan

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1) Please fill out your Signature -- see below.

 

2) I've used manual roof tools not available in Architectural to model the roof as I think it should be. Does it look correct?

 

If not, what should it look like?

 

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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 Account Settings, then Signature on the left. Doing so makes it always available, and this info is often key to providing a good suggestion

 

Resources for self help:

 

The built in Help System (always a good place to start)

 

 

 

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Floor 2, Jacqui's closet:  You haven't set the upper/lower pitch roof on the east wall.  Setting the baseline to 15' closes the roof hole and the sticking-out wall.

Not understanding what you are wanting the descending roof line to look like?

Maybe experiment with the ceiling height in Jacquie's closet room?

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Thanks Solver! I have updated my signature.

 

What you changed is much closer to what I'm after. Please see attached elevations which should make it clearer. Do that help?

10-A2.1.pdf

11-A2.2.pdf

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This one is all auto roof.

 

Looking at your elevations, I must assume the closet area over the garage has a low slope roof. I moved the exterior 2 walls of this space in a foot or two. 

 

Added an upper/lower pitch to the right hand garage wall starting 8' in from the baseline.

 

The gable above the garage doors is an Auto Floating Dormer adjusted to look more like your drawings.

 

An automatic dormer is not going to work at the rear on the upper floor because it needs to span 2 roof planes. 

 

Getting the gable above and left of the flat roof over the closet will also be an interesting exercise.

 

 

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Is the roof over the 3rd floor and over Jacquie's closet supposed to be partially flat?

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1 hour ago, Jo_Ann said:

Is the roof over the 3rd floor and over Jacquie's closet supposed to be partially flat?

 

I'd say it must be.

 

This will be an interesting project to do with automatic roofs.

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That's it!!! You got it!!

 

Thanks so much solver & Jo_Ann!!

 

Is there anyway you could post your plan so I can play around? Also, I guess I may need to pony up the extra $ for the Professional version correct?

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Without Pro, my version won't do you any good.

 

Some people here are really good at getting the program to auto build roofs -- I'm not. You might wait and see if anyone else tackles this before deciding to upgrade.

 

 

 

 

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I was able to create the roof over Jacqui's Closet with auto build roof.

1st had to lower the finished ceiling to 42" (Jacqui's Closet).

Then on level 1 (garage, front and east wall)...  Set upper/lower pitch, and set from baseline 104".

 

I haven't found a solution yet to level 3 family room dutch roof  (above Jacqui's closet flat roof, the roof to the right side of the small window).

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