Modifying a plan


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Over the past couple of days, I've got to the point that I can complete a simple plan that is satisfactory to my needs (foundation plan, floorplan, elevations).  However, I experience great difficulty when I try to enlarge a completed plan.  I assume that it is a simple process for an experienced user to open a completed plan and modify it by making the exterior dimensions greater to enlarge the square footage.  When attempting to do this, I have difficulties in a couple of areas listed below:

 

A. Getting the roof back to being correct

          - Roofs wont auto rebuild to the way they were before, even after I set all wall/roof specs as they were before

          - Changing roof pitches is now impossible (for me -- new user)

          - Auto roof returns no longer work (full, etc.)

 

Would anyone care to give me some pointers on what I should consider before I just lengthen exterior dimensions in order for plan to be able to be "put back together" the way that it was before my changes?  Starting from scratch each time I want to grow an existing model isn't appealing to me if I can keep from doing so.

 

Thanks to all who reply and assist!

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, solver said:

Learn the manual roof tools. Use them when required.

Thanks Eric!  It sounds like learning those tools must be the solution that I'm looking for.

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There are plenty of videos. 

 

Resources for self help:

 

The built in Help System (always a good place to start)

 

 

 

 
Home Designer - Getting Started - Setting Preferences and Defaults
 
 
My Roofs playlist
 
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1 minute ago, solver said:

There are plenty of videos. 

 

Resources for self help:

 

The built in Help System (always a good place to start)

 

 

 

 
Home Designer - Getting Started - Setting Preferences and Defaults
 
 
My Roofs playlist
 

 

Eric -- I greatly appreciate the advice!  I've been studying some of those resources and will continue to do so.

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