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I'm adding some detail to my plan and have come to an odd thing happening.  I added a window to a dormer and it comes in as a stained wood window with stained wood trim.  All other windows have been white.  I cannot change it in the wall properties or the window properties.  I can change the color in window properties, but it doesn't change when I click done.  Something's obviously blocking me, but I can't figure out what it is.  I'm using Home Designer Pro 2015.

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The window is in a wall in the attic, so it has no room definition.  It's what I call a gable dormer, so its one flat gable wall.  I have another one around the corner and it accepts a copied window and shows it in white.  I have checked all specs on both walls and they match.  I'm getting more puzzled as I go.  I assume it'll be a simple fix when I finally discover it.

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Okay, an update.  I think I have discovered that my wall is backwards--I suppose.  I'm seeing the inside color of the window, not the outside.  I had put shingles in the gable, but discovered that there is siding on the inside of the wall in the attic.  Is there a way to turn it around?  I deleted it and placed a new wall, but it is the same.

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Problem solved--though I do think that writing these posts helped me work through it.  Had no idea a wall could be inside-out, and had no idea it could simply be spun with a handle.  

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A wall can be reversed with the Reverse Wall Layers Icon on the Edit Toolbar too

With Exterior Walls it is important to Draw in a Clockwise fashion to always orientate the Exterior of the wall to the Outside ,OTOH if it's easier to draw anti-clockwise , then do it , and hit the Reverse Icon immediately.

Another Tip : If you select a wall the large edit Handle in the centre of the wall will be over what HD "thinks" is the exterior side of the wall.

M.

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