Flat roof porch, drywall intrusion


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I am using Home Designer Suite 2017. The home is built. When I add the flat roof porch it drops drywall over the windows making it look like a partially shut window shade. The front porch image below shows the problem. The height of the porch ceiling is 102". The height of all the interior ceilings is 126". I have used soffits to drop the ceilings in the two bedrooms on the right and left to 108" and the entry ceiling height to 96". Interior ceiling height reaches 126" in the living room.


I have made sure the parapet walls of the 2nd floor are aligned but it doesn't matter if I have the second floor built or not, the program still drops the drywall over the windows with no 2nd floor. It does not drop the ceilings in the adjacent rooms. Anyone else experience this problem? Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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


2) You might post your plan file so someone could take a look. 




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


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Suggest making the parapet walls Siding-6 to match the walls below. This will make them align and should fix the drywall issue.


Also, I noticed your floors are at +4", and are usually left at 0". 


I used Edit>Reset to Defaults, selected All Floors and Floor Heights.


Once done, many visual things were corrected.

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