Help drawing gables & roofline


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Hi there!  I am new to the Home Designer Pro software and am learning as I go.  I am helping a friend re design their house that was burned down.  I'm trying to get the rooflines to work out for the 1' bump out on the left front but can't get the ridge lines to line up right.  When I use the auto-build roof feature, the main roof line is messed up and doesn't look right.  I can draw it in Sketch-Up but I'd like to learn how to do it in HDP.  Can anyone help out?  I've attached pics of what I'm going for.  Thank you in advance for any help!!

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OK - I was able to fix the gables and rooflines - thank you, Eric!  Now I'm having difficulty with an exterior wall material.  The area on either side above the roof on the front porch isn't what I want it to be.  I've changed the material on the 2nd story exterior wall and stopped the wall at the floor.  I've specified the material for the 1st floor.  But still the 2nd story lap siding is on an area where there should be board & batten.  Am I doing something wrong?  I saved my work, quit the program and restarted as well, just to make sure that wasn't the issue.  

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There are several ways to fix this, but the cleanest is probably a Pony Wall.


When you click on that upper wall you will see how it drops down where the porch is. With a Pony Wall you can split that wall so it can have different materials top and bottom.



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It's usually best to start a new thread with your own question.


Please post images directly, not a PDF of an image.


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 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.






Resources for self help:


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




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You have done a good job describing your problem, and thanks for doing your signature, but this should all be in a new thread.


You can simply start a new topic and copy/paste from this one to the new one. Then under Options, you can delete these 2 posts.


I'll take a look at your plan.



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