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Phildo

Barn Style Home Gambrel Roof with Loft

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Software: Home Designer Suite 2017

Build: 18.3.2.2 OSX

 

I have a copy of PDF Plans for a Barn Style House we are planning on building. My wife is a visual person and is having a hard time envisioning what it would look like inside. Since the plans are a bit dated and the architect is retired, I thought I would at least try my hand at a 3d designer in order to give her a feel for the place.

 

I've been able to create a basic structure with the Gambrel house, though I find it difficult to reconcile the specs in the plan 7/12 and 12/7 for the roof with the way the software works. I've attached a copy of the elevation information in the plans.

 

The second challenge is using the structure the roof sits as a second floor. All attempts to create that second story ends up creating two floors and the attic.

 

Not sure if this makes any sense but any help would be appreciated.

 

Phil B.

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

 

2) You need the 2nd floor -- don't worry about the attic for now.

 

3) You may need to check Ignore Top Floor when you build the roof.

 

4) I'll look at the plan in the AM if someone does not provide you with some further guidance.

 

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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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Suite does not have the ability to create trusses or custom ceilings which will be required. If you have HD Pro you are in luck if you have something else you are screwed. Suite can do the barn roof (see Roof Styles Tab of the Build Roof Dialog for How.

 

DJP

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