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I have Home Designer Pro 2018 on Windows 10, and I'm trying to put a roof and ceiling over my wrap around porch.  My two end walls on the house are gable walls and the roof plane is fine when the porch isn't covered.  Auto-rebuild is on, but when I go to check the full overview of the house, the roof planes over the house are missing.  I've tried everything from setting the pitch to a lower value on the porch, but nothing seems to work.  Any help would be appreciated!!

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

 

2) Because this is a question, it should have been posted in Q&A (Questions and Answers). Tips & Techniques is where people share Tips & Techniques.

 

3) There are several ways of doing this. The simple way using auto rebuild roofs is to add a 2nd floor -- think of it as the attic, but don't set the room type to Attic or you won't get a roof over it. This complicates the model because you then need to change things to make the structure accurate.

 

With Pro, you could use manual roofs, turning off Auto Rebuild.

 

For the porch roof, research the Upper Pitch option in the wall dialog Roof panel.

 

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Build a second floor, then lower the ceiling height to 0".   Open the deck specification box and check "roof over this room" and then lower

the pitch on each rail to 4" or so....

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