Changing Roof Style From Hip to Gable

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new to CA, my drawing has auto roof designed my house with a hip roof and when i go in and try and change it, by using either the edit or wall preference, it won't make the change. has anyone else ever experienced this? Is there another option? Again, still learning the program so it may be that I am missing something very simple

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1 minute ago, RGBuildersInc1 said:

new to CA


This is the Home Designer forum, so best to say HD.




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.






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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All great info thanks!! I had no idea about the info needed so I really appreciate that. I will go back and modify my signature and such. I am using Pro and I think it is 2021 or so it says.

I have watched a couple of the roof specific videos trying to fix the roof myself but as I said I am not getting it to change. I have checked the auto rebuild roof and unchecked it trying both options and still get the same result. I feel like I am missing something stupid and it is driving me crazy!!

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Is this checked?





If so, it probably should not be as it's an advanced option that most users will never need.


Go to Edit>Delete Objects


Select Roof Baseline Polylines and then Delete.


If it's not checked attach the plan file -- close Pro first and I'll have a look.


And generally, when you have a problem like this, try to simplify in a new plan. Draw a single room, make sure the auto roof builder is on, then set a wall to Full Gable. Does it work?

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