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Artifacts - First Day User - Help Please.

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Hi Folks,

 

First day using Home Designer Suite 2021 after an earlier purchase today - I am familiar with CAD like programs. I keep getting artifacts as I work through my first model - as attached. I've consulted the help and tried the same steps MANY times. The problem reoccurs every time. Half the house has vaulted ceilings on a gable roof and the other does not. The image is from the vaulted side - you can see the strange bulge in the wall I can't get seem to remove and the missing moldings. It gets worse when I put the roof back on as some walls are missing. Image and actual File attached.

 

Any Help Appreciated...

 

Thanks.

 

Regards,
Scott

 

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I see you said Home Designer Suite 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)

 

 

 

 
Home Designer - Getting Started - Setting Preferences and Defaults
 

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13 minutes ago, scottb613 said:

and actual File attached.

 

Don't see the plan file. Need to close Suite before attaching.

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On 7/24/2020 at 2:53 PM, solver said:

 

Don't see the plan file. Need to close Suite before attaching.

Hi Eric,

 

Thanks - I struggled with the artifacts over the weekend and managed to sort them out. Somehow something was placed in the attic area - not sure how I did it - but once cleaned up it was a bit better - still some odd things going on in the area. I think my file is far too large to upload here - I'll see if I can find an alternative. 

 

If interested - a little more about my project. I picked up Home Designer 2021 Suite last week after struggling to make the interior of a model - my dream retirement place - I plan to build in the relatively near future. I'm not an architect - I'm a decent 3D modeler but using software that isn't specifically designed for homes is less than ideal. Here are some renders if what I'm trying to create in HDS2021 - after four days of ownership - you can see the progress on the attached plans below. 

 

I'm now stumped on two issues:

  1. I can't seem to angle the timbers in HDS2021 as shown in my second image above the deck the roof gables. I've been playing with basic shapes but I just can get the angle pieces made - is there a better way to do it ?
  2. I can't get my bay windows to work in HDS2021 as I did with my other modeling software. The rooves are all mangled and I can't get anything presentable. Is there a way to do that cleanly ?

Thanks so much for the responses - as mentioned I'm a complete newb but a fast learner - I will upload the file somewhere if you're interested - as I'd gladly take any tips from more experienced members...

 

Regards,

Scott 

 

 

 

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Hi Folks,


OK - after some forum surfing - apparently no angles permitted on shapes - that seems a bit cheesy - as simply positioning an object is a very BASIC function ? I made the part in my modeling software and exported/imported - so that worked...

 

Is there a way to turn off object interference ? Now my handrail on the deck is preventing me from creating/positioning the needed posts to hold up the very extended roof. 

 

Thanks...

 

Regards,

Scott

 

My first screen from HDS - not nearly as pretty as POVray:

 

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1 hour ago, scottb613 said:

Is there a way to turn off object interference ? Now my handrail on the deck is preventing me from creating/positioning the needed posts to hold up the very extended roof. 

 

Holding Control while dragging overrides movement restrictions.

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