54Buick

Building SIP friendly design in Home Designer Pro 2017

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Is there a way in Home designer Pro 2017 to build in a SIP friendly format?  Specifically, is there a way to define the wall and roof panels to be set in 4' increments to match the standard metal SIP panel size? In working on the current plan, the program automatically makes small corrections to connect corners and such that keeps undoing my attempts to build using a 4 foot panel section.  Ideally, I'd like to be able to build the plan using the 4 foot panels to make it easier to quote the project.  Thanks in advance.

DaveW

 

p.s. also how do I add the version of HD pro to my signature line, since that seems to be the custom?  :)

 

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33 minutes ago, 54Buick said:

Is there a way in Home designer Pro 2017 to build in a SIP friendly format?

 

Not easily -- as in it's way more trouble than it's worth.

 

Just keep your wall lengths in multiples of 4'.

 

36 minutes ago, 54Buick said:

p.s. also how do I add the version of HD pro to my signature line, since that seems to be the custom?

 

Thank you for asking. Info follows.

 

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 below for how to turn them on, then 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.

 

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Resources for self help:

 

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

 

 

 

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Thanks for the suggestions.  Part of the issue is that I'm adding octagonal towers to the design and trying to keep those sections at 4 feet so that if a change occurs it is to the base wall and not the octagonal section.

Regards,

Dave

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I'm not clear on the issue with the towers, but if you post images showing the problem, I may be able to offer some suggestions.

 

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'for hexagons, octagons etc when setting their dimensions you set those in plan view in a clockwise or counterclockwise fashion, one to the next to get then equal to each other. You click on (select) the wall directly adjacent to the angled wall you wish to dimension, input the desired dimension and then move either clockwise or counterclockwise around the angled wall group until all dimensions are equal and as desired.

 

DJP

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I was able to get the tower portion set out using the 4 foot increments to use 4 foot wall sections by building that separately.  I grouped the structure to move it in place to connect it to the rest of the plan.  When it was close to final position, the program automatically extended the existing walls to graft it into position, but in doing so changed the tower section wall lengths.  I think I've attached the plan.  It's a work in progress, but should give you an idea if that helps.  Working specifically on the bottom left corner atm.

 

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Dave

 

 

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Pro has a Polygon Shaped Deck tool which is useful for laying out octagons and other similar shapes.

 

Just change the wall type and room type.

 

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For moving a group of walls, try Point-to-Point move.

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I used the deck tool, and changed the room type, but I'm not seeing the option to use the SIP wall type that I defined in the regular wall menu

Dave

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Group select the deck walls and change them.

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couldn't get the group to work, but was able to change them to the wall type I needed.  Thanks :)

 

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