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Gable Roof won't build

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I have built a Garage (shed and workshop really) but I used the Garage room type for the first floor.  I have a foundation under it, with 24" stem walls, it's really wet here and I wanted the wood (treated) off the ground as much as possible.  I have added a second floor, with just lapped 2x6s over a center support beam to make the 1st floor Ceiling and act as the 'floor' as it will be just storage space with 3/4" plywood floor covering.  My second story has the walls built (just 36" high, as I said just planning on it being storage).  I have nothing marked as 'roof over this room' except for the 2nd floor.  I have the 2 end walls marked as "full gable walls" with the 2 walls perpendicular marked as hip walls.  When I go to build my roof planes and framing, things look right but no roof builds.  I've tried auto, I've just checked the manual 'build roof planes' but I can't get the roof to build on the 2nd floor walls.  I *can* however, get the roof to build on top of floor one's walls, where it is drawn right through the 2nd floor 3' walls (not ideal).  Not sure what I'm missing or have done wrong.  I've read all the help pages I could find, tried it dozens of times, even deleted the whole garage and rebuilt it 3 times now, still stuck in the same spot.  Any pointers are appreciated.  I'm using Homedesigner Pro 2020.

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You have your 2nd floor designated as "attic".  Change that and rebuild roof.

Also, did you intend to set the wall roof tabs as "upper pitch"??

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You did not mention what software title or version you are using (you should, in the future, do so). It helps other help you more effectively.

 

https://youtu.be/L0xEJO1K0Rw  Hope this helps

 

DJP

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15 hours ago, DavidJPotter said:

You did not mention what software title or version you are using (you should, in the future, do so). It helps other help you more effectively.

 

https://youtu.be/L0xEJO1K0Rw  Hope this helps

 

DJP

I put at the end that I was using HomeDesigner Pro 2020, should I put more?  Also, YOU MADE ME A VIDEO, THAT WAS AWESOME!!!  David, thanks for the video, you pointed out a few things that I have since changed.

 

@Jo_Ann  That was it, so attics don't do roofs, I will remember that.  All the time and that was it, it just seemed like it was an attic space so I labeled it that. 

 

This is, also, my very first project.  

 

Thanks you two for the help!  

 

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10 hours ago, RoyT-enthusiast said:

I put at the end that I was using HomeDesigner Pro 2020, should I put more?

 

 

You can help everyone by adding that info to your signature (see below for how to turn them on) 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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