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How to stop HD Pro from building a roof on my lower story outside walkways?

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I have HD Pro 2021.

 

My house is three stories.

 

The first is a 12 foot high 28 foot wide concrete flood foundation which is used for access parking and storage.

 

The second story which sits on top of the 12 foot high foundation is only 20 feet wide.

Accordingly, the second story has a 4 foot outside walkway on each of the long sides.

 

The third story has the same foot print as the second story although 1/4 of the third story is an open deck without a roof.

 

When I build the roof, HD places roofs on the lower outside walkways and over the third story open deck.

 

How do I stop HD from building roof over my lower story outside walkways and over the third floor deck?

 

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I'm thinking you have "auto rebuild roofs" checked? Once you have finished with all of the roofs, uncheck that, then click on the roofs you don't want and delete them. Without seeing the plan, that's my guess on the fix.

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Keith, thank you for responding.  I will try as you say, but also how can I attach the plan?

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Close the plan in HD2021...make sure it is less than 25meg....attach to a new reply...send...

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Here you go!

 

Also, for some reason the roof slopes from one wall.  What I intended was a 12x12 gable wall with the ridge along the long side in the center.  And suggestions?

 

 

HOUSE DESIGN 1.plan

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I see you mentioned Pro 2021.

 

 

 

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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Screen captures -- make a jpg or png, no need for a PDF, are very helpful.

 

Adding notes and or lines to the image will also help.

 

 

34 minutes ago, DeltaHome said:

How do I stop HD from building roof over my lower story outside walkways and over the third floor deck?

 

 

Roofs build over rooms. Uncheck Roof Over This Room if you do not want the roof.

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Hmmm... I don't see such a box in the Build->Roofs menu.

Also I tried snipping a 3D camera perspective but Snip tool would not work on the displayed 3D house.

And I did watch four tutorials and also searched, but only found an option for placing the roof over the walkway not for preventing it from being placed  over the walkway.

 

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You have created a Roof Baseline Polyline. Do you understand what it does and can you say why you did so?

 

When attaching a plan, it helps to see what's wrong. You plan has no roof, and no obvious Deck. It helps to label the rooms :)

 

 

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2 minutes ago, DeltaHome said:

Snip tool would not work on the displayed 3D house.

 

The snipping tool does not know what is is snipping, it just captures a part of the screen.

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I tried to prevent the auto roof from roofing everything.  So, after reading the Help I thought I needed to create a manual roof via the Polylines.  But no, I don't know what I am doing.  But I will eventually, and would prefer sooner than later!

 

And I can't figure out how to select the second story room and center it so that the walkways are even on both sides.

 

So Bob is not my Uncle.

 

(I am racking up my post count here though...)

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A photo of the home you are trying to model would be "golden" in terms of communicating your exact wishes. Just from reading your posts, I am not sure, now that I can view your model exactly where roof planes should go. Can you do that please?

 

DJP

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I really appreciate everyone's help.  Attached are some hand sketches.  The East Elevation is drawn wrong in that the open deck which will be the third story is covered by a the roof.  It should not be covered by the roof.

Thank you.

Elevation - South.pdf

Elevation - East.pdf

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Here is a YouTube tutorial video of what I "think" you wanted using your shared plan file. (edited file attached below)

DJP

HOUSE DESIGN 1.plan

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In your elevations, I do NOT see the side decks on the second floor, are those roofs and if so are they hip or shed roofs? What pitch are they please? (You defaults set in the Build Roof dialog are set to 12/12)

 

And I see now that the third-floor deck is to be covered.

 

DJP

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David,
David,

DAVID !!!

 

Eric

Eric,

ERIC !!!

 

Thank both so much!  Both of you went way beyond my wildest expectations for a forum.

 

I have headphones on, am watching both your videos on Youtube in HD 1080p and are studying what and how you did it.

 

Thank you both again!

 

P.S. David thank you for the revised plan for me to work with.

 

Back soon when I have fulfilled my obligation to know more about what I am doing...

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