Roof customization in Home Designer Suite 2018


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I have Home Designer Suite 2018. I am trying to create a second story in the roofline. (The plan is for a story and a half home.) When I watch the tutorials online, I see more roof customization options. However, in my program I can not seem to find them. See screenshot below. What do I do?

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I answered when you posted on ChiefTalk.




  On 5/30/2018 at 6:07 PM, MichHomeBuild said:

I have Home Designer Suite 2018, that I am running on a Macbook pro. I don't seem to have any editing ability in my roof options.


To answer your question, you will need to upgrade to Home Designer Pro, or one of the Chief Architect products to be able to edit roofs.



1 hour ago, MichHomeBuild said:

I am trying to create a second story in the roofline.


What are you trying to do that Suite cannot?


Suite is capable of doing this, as long as the roof is not too complex. Check the knowledge Base linked below.


And ...


Answers often depend on which title (Suite, Pro etc) and version (2018, 2019 etc) you are using.


You can help everyone by adding this info to your signature (see mine for an example) 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 keeps others from having to hunt for it.


And, turn on signature display too.






Resources for self help:


The built in Help System (always a good place to start)




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Each Tutorial Video on the Home Designer Website is clearly marked as to what its content is germane to (which titles, Suite, Essentials, Architectural, Interiors or Pro). Each Knowledge Base help article found at the Home Designer website is also, so marked. There are roof tutorials to be found on how to do a story and a half using Suite in the Knowledge Base, have a look please,



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