Quonset or Dome Buildings


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I've been searching fruitlessly for software capable of designing Quonset-style residential homes (particularly "S" or "Q" models) - is Home Designer Suite or Architectural capable of designing these style of building?

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5 minutes ago, JonathanJay said:

Quonset-style residential homes (particularly "S" or "Q" models) - is Home Designer Suite or Architectural capable of designing these style of building?

 

 

A picture or two is helpful when asking about non traditional construction with the software.

 

No Chief Architect or Home Designer product is capable of designing that type of structure with their own toolsets.

 

You might be able to create the shell in another program like SketchUp, and then import it into Home Designer. Then use Home Designer to model the interiors. You would need Home Designer Pro to add end walls where the windows and doors are located on this type of building.

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Thank you for your input - Attached are a couple of pics of the type of structure I am trying to design.  Most "Design Plans" offered by Quonset builder sites are, at best very simplistic and rudimentary, and I am wanting to create a custom design from the ground up, complete, much as you would a 'traditional' home.  I suppose I could scan and import some of my preliminary sketches into the Suite? Or will I have to step up to Architectural or Pro?

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In DP Pro one could manually emulate a curved roof, you create small segments, attached manually, one to the other until you obtain half of a  curved roof, you then copy-paste-reflect the first half and then manually connect the halves into a domed or curved roof. It requires patience, intention and perseverance to  accomplish but IS doable.

 

DJP

How it is done in Chief Premier.

 

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In DP Pro one could manually emulate a curved roof, you create small segments, attached manually, one to the other until you obtain half of a  curved roof, you then copy-paste-reflect the first half and then manually connect the halves into a domed or curved roof. It requires patience, intention and perseverance to  accomplish but IS doable.

 

DJP

 

How you could do this in Home Designer Pro

 

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  • 2 weeks later...

Thank you David. Great video. Any thoughts on how to make this work for a dome? The exterior is pretty rough, but here is an idea of what we are working on. We are building a farmhouse with silo.

I am using HD Pro 2019

 

We are wanting the roof on the "silo" to be a dome versus peak. 

 

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This image is the roof we are wanting.

Thanks,

Karen

 

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On 1/30/2022 at 11:50 AM, solver said:

No Chief Architect or Home Designer product is capable of designing that type of structure with their own toolsets.

Why are you saying no?
Could do this no problem in X-13, the model, the condocs, all of it.

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