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I have home designer pro 2019. In this floor plan there are three areas that need a higher ceiling. In these areas the first floor walls are 16' and the floor above is 7'. So the ceiling in each area is 23'. The walls above the first floor have a 24" ledge around the entire area. So looking down on the area you would see a wall on the outside that connects the inside wall with a small 24" ledge and then an opening that leads to the first floor, floor.  I am only able to send pictures bc my file is too big. This is the actual room and I cannot make the walls above that are connected to the ceiling to work

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You will need to show/explain how the actual walls are built. Something like a cross section.

 

What's preventing you from doing this?

 

6 minutes ago, EMSP67 said:

I am only able to send pictures bc my file is too big.

 

Make a copy of the plan, delete everything except the structure. Zip the file if still too big.

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Looking at the picture it seems like you make the 1st floor walls 24" and ceiling height 16'  then lower the second floor

ceiling height to 7' and make the second floor  "Open Below" with no ceiling.

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Thanks. I did the open room below part and it worked to see through to the first floor. How do I make my walls on the first floor 24" thick when they are only 4" on the inside and 10" on the outside where the porch is? Also, when I went to draw a second floor it does the entire floor plan instead of just the room. How do I solve that problem? There are only 3 areas where the ceilings are 23' high. The rest of the ceilings have an attic above them. 

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I Eric. I just went to your page and found a picture of a house in your album that you made that is similar to the problem I am having. The picture is labeled  P 2 B RT 23. The plan attached has 3 separate rooms that need the same ceiling. The one that I am struggling with is the large room in the center because all of the walls on the upper wall have windows and stick out past the roof below exactly like your picture in your album. Also, 3 of the walls are inside walls and 1 is an outside wall leading to the porchWhen I try to make a second floor it takes into consideration the entire floor plan. Please let me know what to do.

P 2 B RT 23

FROM THE ALBUM: Solver (32 images)

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Thank you for sharing your plan file. I looked at it and found that,

 

One: It is a Home Designer Pro 2020 file and not as your "Signature" states "Home Designer Pro 2019". (I could ont open it in Chief Premier X10, the big brother of HD Pro 2019, I opened it in Chief Premier X11

 

Two: It has several apparent "Rooms" or spaces that are not closed making them useless as programmable rooms.

 

Therefore it is rather hard figuring out what, exactly is what.

 

I will look so more and see what I can come up with.

 

DJP

 

 

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Thanks! I had NO idea that you would make a video and spend 35 minutes doing it. Thanks for spending the time. I only sent part of the house so I could work on the areas that I needed. I didn't realize it was going to be so confusing. The house is 5,000 sqft. The room you are working on is about 20ft x 40ft. There are soffits over by the cabinets and it is completely open on one wall where you see the invisible wall. There is also a barrel wall ceiling next to the invisible wall. I appreciate all of your efforts and will continue to work on it myself.

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I think it would help more if you upload the plan itself, not a copy of it. If it's to big, you make zip file to make it smaller

and then upload the plan. To get the 24" walls, you click on each wall and change the thickness to 24" it thickens inward.

The second floor walls will align to the outer edge not the inner edge. Also name the rooms what they going to be. I built

the plan based on the uploaded picture, I have no idea what the roof looks like or what the rooms are.

 

Unless you have mastered manual roof building, DO NOT turn off auto roofing building, until you are satisfied with the roof.

 

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