CanadaJanice

deleting roof/gable lines

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I'm still relatively new to HD, however, recently I tried to modify some of my roof lines on my house plan and some pretty wonky stuff happened.  So, I deleted the roof (and also used the Reset to Default Setting for the roof) to start afresh.  However, that didn't seem to give me a clean palette to work with.  Am I missing a critical step to remove everything and restart?

thanks!

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

 

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29 minutes ago, CanadaJanice said:

However, that didn't seem to give me a clean palette to work with.  Am I missing a critical step to remove everything and restart?

thanks!

 

Sounds like you are. Your title mentions Gable/Roof Lines -- they can be selected and deleted, and i think you can use Delete Objects (Edit>Delete Objects) to delete roof related things too.

 

Adding an image (screen capture) or two will help others help you.

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I agree with Eric, add at least some screen captures that show your problems or a photo of s/t similar to what you wish. Let us know which Home Designer title and version you are using, even better is to share a copy of your current ".plan" file that contains your problem.

 

DJP

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thanks guys!  again, just learning the tools, so I apologize for what might be a basic question!  Here is a copy of the .plan of the house.  and by the way, I'm using the 2018 version of the program.

What I'm trying to do is have the gable over the front door that extends out beyond the length of the front bedroom (approx 10 feet) that ties in visually with gable over the front bedroom - hopefully that makes sense?  what keeps coming up is the dual cable - that I can't shift in size or delete!

thanks

Janice

October_3_version.plan

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Please don't take this the way it sounds, but there are issues with the plan itself that probably should be resolved before worrying about the roof, although how the roof will work should always be considered.

 

Your plan was acting strange when I opened a 3D overview so I made a copy fixing that problem and have attached it.

 

I did move the front garage wall to be even with the front bedroom wall which might make the roof build better, and I deleted all the Gable/Roof Lines you had created -- there were a bunch. Try placing breaks in walls and setting the wall to gable rather than using the Gable/Roof Line tool.

 

When talking about roof lines, it's helpful to have a visual. A screen capture and then using a paint program to draw on the image like this often works well.

 

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October_3_version (eric).zip

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