ValinHawK

How To Extend Floor Planes Beyond Exterior Walls

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Hello,

 

I'm new to Home Designer Pro (HDP) and this is my first posting.  I'm working on a home design for myself (owner/builder) and am using SketchUp for some of the work and using Home Designer Pro as well.  I find the need to use SketchUp because I have direct, easy control over what I'm trying to create where I spend much of my time with Home Designer Pro trying to figure out how to get it to do what I need -- but, then once incorporated I have all the nice features HDP provides.

 

My home design is toward modern and has overhanging roof and floor planes.  The main level is supported by a basement with walls three feet inside of the main level's walls.  See the sketch of the design concept below, with no windows added yet.

 

I would appreciate advice on how best to create the extended floor planes.  It would be best if they show up as part of the floor joist/truss system since that's how it will be built and so that HDP can provide material estimates that includes these floor joist extensions beyond the exterior walls.  Suggestions...?

 

Thank you in advance for your help!

 

Valin

 

 

Sedona House Concept A14N With Walls -- Valin Thorn March 2017.jpg

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

 

2) You need a room definition to get a floor structure. Think of the extensions as a room with invisible walls and roof / no roof as required.

 

Your design may be a challenge to model because of the "features" built into the software, but post back when you find issues, and someone will try to help.

 

 

 

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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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Thank you Solver -- that makes sense!  Appreciate your quick reply.

 

I should say all the videos and other training resources are fantastic and I use them regularly. Yes, HDP2016  is not really modern home design friendly, yet.  Lots of things to like about the application, though.  Everyone that's helped create, maintain, and improve it over the years should be very proud.  Quite an accomplishment.

 

Any suggestions on how to create the tower design element at the entrance...?

 

Thanks again!

 

Valin

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Turn off auto rebuild foundation, then manually build the basement.

You will also need to build a second floor, for the tower, change the ceiling height to the height you want.

 

If you have a .plan upload it please.

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2 hours ago, ValinHawK said:

 

Any suggestions on how to create the tower design element at the entrance...?

 

It depends on how you will use your model. If you are wanting construction documents that show framing details, one way, if just to create a 3D representation, another.

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Thanks LawB10 and Eric.  On the tower design elements, I'm most interested in them showing up in the 3D views and not so concerned with them showing up in the framing details.

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Soffits, Slabs, Custom Countertops. All are similar, but have different features. Also Shapes in the Library.

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