ChuckWedel

Shed roof help

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I have Home Designer Version 9.0 and I am having trouble creating a shed roof.  The plans are for an outbuilding, 24 x 36, with 2 bedrooms and bathroom on the second floor.  The gable dormers are on the front (done that), and the bathroom will be in the in the back, under the shed roof.  Can anyone help me?

 

You can call me on cell at 703 216 2060.

 

Thanks!

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*** I see you said Home Designer Version 9.0 ***

 

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

 

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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Thank you, Solver!  I have Home Designer Pro 9.0, and will attempt to add that information to my signature (I am not very technical, as you can tell...).

 

Thanks!

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Since you have Pro, why not draw the shed roof manually?

 

Here is a video that may help.

 

 

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Sketcher,

 

I tried to create the shed dormer both manually and automatically,, and I couldn't get either to work...

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19 minutes ago, ChuckWedel said:

and I couldn't get either to work...

 

What's the problem? Can you attach a screen capture or 2 showing what happens?

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Did you watch the video referenced above?

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I can't tell from your image, but it looks like there is a roof below your shed roof. You need a hole in the lower roof, or simply move it out of the way.

 

 

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10 minutes ago, ChuckWedel said:

How do I delete the roof plan only under the shed roof?

 

See the video -- start watching at 5 minutes in.

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I figured out how to delete the roof plan below the shed roof, but now I can't get the pitch right on the shed roof, and no walls either.  What am I doing wrong?

 

Thanks.

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Solver / Others,

 

Per the photos attached, this is what I get.  There is a shed roof, but when set the height to the height of the rest of the roof, it goes back to 12/12 pitch.  The wall are set to full gable walls on the sides and High Shed / Gable Wall on the end.

 

Can anyone help me with this problem?

 

Thanks.

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Open one of the outside roof planes and get its ridge height.

 

Open the center roof plane, lock the pitch and enter the ridge height.

 

It should raise up and you should see at least the front wall.

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No idea what your version looks like, or if it has these options.

 

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Solver,
 
IT WORKED!  The buttons don't say 'lock' on them, but they are locked.   The wall on the left is there (looking from the front to the back), but no back wall, and no wall on the right.
 
Any ideas on that?
 
THANK YOU!

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