KShort

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I am using Home Designer Pro 2018 and attempting to match the roof plan drawn by the architect.  I imported the Architects Roof Plan, which are the red lines on the plan. I'm feel like I am close and yet struggling get everything to connect. 

 

Karlene

Home Designer Pro 2018

Chief Architect Software

 

DUPLEX ROOF REV 4.15.19.plan

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Go around and use the Join command to join each roof plane edge to the one next to it.

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Yes, that works on some.  But then I get the message: Cannot move these roof edges without making adjacent edges cross one another or making one of them zero length. Before joining them, try adding a break to one of the edges using the edit handles to move the edges closer together.  

 

I haven't totally figured that part out yet.

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This YouTube is so helpful, thank you so much!  Just to clarify, I am working with Home Designer Professional 2018.  I could not locate the PolyLine Union tool.

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5 hours ago, KShort said:

I could not locate the PolyLine Union tool.

 

It's not in Pro. I forget how limited the Home Designer products are.

 

Glad the video was helpful.

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5 hours ago, KShort said:

I could not locate the PolyLine Union tool.

46 minutes ago, solver said:

I forget how limited the Home Designer products are.

 

Is there a suitable alternative for HD Pro? I am debating upgrading from HD Architectural and the biggest reason I want to upgrade is improved roof design capability.

 

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3 minutes ago, Je_Roy said:

Is there a suitable alternative for HD Pro?

 

Chief Premier

 

Pro does a good job at roofs. The PolyLine Union tool I referenced above is just a convenience as it saves you from deleting and then extending an existing roof plane.

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2 minutes ago, solver said:

Chief Premier

 

ah, sorry my question wasn't clear.

 

3 minutes ago, solver said:

deleting and then extending an existing roof plane.

 

But it looks like you answered it by stating how to complete the operation in Pro.

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