Second floor shed roof - having troubles


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I am a new user of Home Designer Pro 2022, and am learning the software. As a learning project I am trying to recreate an interesting contemporary garage design. It consists of 2 parts, an RV garage with a 14' ceiling and shed roof, and a 2 car garage with a standard 9' ceiling. Over the 2 car garage only is a second floor, with a shed roof that goes from 5' to around 16'.



I think I have most of the basics for the first floor, but I am having trouble defining the second floor. This gives a basic overview of what I have now, but may show a problem. There is a gap in the wall between the two at the second floor level.




Here is where I am when I add the second floor, with a 5' second floor wall. The RV garage shed roof goes over the second floor.



Moving up a level gives this roof outline, which I don't want:



I am after something more like this, but I can only get it by specifying a higher wall height for the second floor room. It gives the shed roof and clerestory windows, but with comical dimensions:



I know I am missing something basic as to how home designer and Chief Architect works, but haven't figured it out yet (I've done lot's of googling and watched hours of videos). Can anyone give some pointers and suggestions? Any help is greatly appreciated.


Thank you.

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12 minutes ago, JonTheNewGuy said:

I am a new user of Home Designer Pro 2022




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.






Many questions have been asked and answered. The Home Designer website is a good place to start your search.


Here is a video about searching the forum:



Resources for self help:


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




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@solver, thank you so much! That small room / invisible wall did the trick. I'm going to try this again over the weekend (practice makes perfect), but my first rough try looks really good. I will report back with my final results. Again, thank you!

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