Sheriff717

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I am new to Home Designer Pro 2017 but have picked up several things from the tutorials and elsewhere, but am still having some issues on a few things. I appreciate anyone's help or advice as I'm about to start drinking.......lol and I know that won't help. A little about my plan...... We are designing a pretty simple house to build at the lake and figured I would do the plans myself this time. The house is a single level ranch style with basement/garage. It is gabled on both ends and is 74' wide and 38' deep from front to back with 1 gabled 24'Wx7'D on the back in the middle and a covered porch on the rear with a gable roof over it. I am super pleased so far with being able to lay out the kitchen and all the primary furniture to see how everything will fit. I will attempt to put a couple of plan shots if I can figure out how. Anyways...... Here it goes......

 

Question 1- I have finally got the roof close to where I'm wanting it but on the gabled covered porch the roof has raised over the adjoining roof on both sides. I can't figure out how to make them meet without destroying the plan...... Any suggestions? I though I might have to design in an attic wall but can't figure out how to make it work...... I would rather have the roof lines meet and have a valley.

 

Question 2- in the main living area- the middle which is 24'W by 45'D where the gabled ends from the back deck and covered pFull overview.planorch are off set a bit, I'm wanting to get a cathedral ceiling. I can't figure out how to get the truss section to open up where I can place them opposite of the other 2 sides, but I can't worry about this one until I get Question 1 figured out.

 

And finally question 3----- This one might be easier said to just leave it alone. I was working with the terrain layout and just gave up. Is there a way to download a topography lay out into the program and it take it from there? Just curious if anyone had ever looked into that and found something.

 

And I might as well as #4..... I am thinking about putting in a breezeway from the garage door to the door going into the laundry room. Has anyone done this and have any suggestions?

 

Thanks for any input..... Chris- AKA Sheriff717  

Basement Foundation Plan.plan

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

 

2) In the future, one question at a time please.

 

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Thanks Eric for the advice on the signature. It is fixed. The 2 pics you showed is exactly what I'm wanting. Can you tell me how you got the roofs to align?

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12 minutes ago, Sheriff717 said:

Can you tell me how you got the roofs to align?

 

I drew them manually, but the program will do it with auto rebuild roofs on.

 

You will need to make the deck the same width as the living space.

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How to auto-generate roofs per type is well defined in your software: "Build Roof Dialog - Roof Styles Tab". It is fairly straightforward but does require some study and practice to do with confidence and within the programming limits of the software and roof geometry.

 

DJP

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David, Do you have time to help me with my design and how long do you think it would take with what I have?

 

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I am available for Live Help sessions on line on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from 10 AM to 7PM Central Standard Time. Call or e mail for an appointment time. Not fully understanding in detail what it is that you need help on makes it difficult to estimate but I doubt we would require more than an hour or so to straighten out your difficulties.

 

DJP

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