• Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

287 Excellent

About DavidJPotter

  • Rank
  • Birthday 03/24/1947

Contact Methods

  • Houzz
  • Facebook
  • Website URL

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Austin, Texas
  • Interests
    Architecture, Chief Architect Inc Software, Helping and Scientology

Recent Profile Visitors

2798 profile views
  1. DavidJPotter

    Change in Roof Pitch Along a Single Wall

    Your posted image shows "roof poly lines" all set at a pitch of 9/12. If that were true you would not get the roof geometry that your image shows, what I mean be that is if all pitches are set to 9/12 you would end up with a perfectly symmetric roof system and that is not what your posted images show. No one who has looked at your posts have been able to "solve" your problem and answer your questions to date either here or at Home Talk because you have not, to date made your question clear and you have been unwilling to help those who would help you understand what is what (no matter what you think you have communicated to date has made your situation clear). In order to answer a question, it must first be offered so it can be clearly understood by those who would help. DJP
  2. DavidJPotter

    Change in Roof Pitch Along a Single Wall

    Is this what you are trying to do, take a look? DJP
  3. DavidJPotter

    Change in Roof Pitch Along a Single Wall

    I never bothered to learn or use the "Roof Poly lines" tool, they added it around 10 years ago and by that time I was proficient using Wall specification Dialog - Roof Tab settings and manual roof creation and editing. I did not see any advantage to that tool when it was first released. That said, Chief and Pro generates by default hip roofs at a pitch set in the "Build Roof-pitch" input box and if you wish to diverge from that global setting you use the wall specification dialog - pitch input box to set a differing roof pitch. It seems quite straight forward to me. I have observed that new users who try to use the "Roof Poly lines" tool often complain of trouble from that use and perhaps not fully understanding roof tools and settings in the first place. You mention "Roof Groups" several times and that is another concept that I have never found a use for. I create roofs where they are intended to exist, by presets or manually. I am sorry it this perhaps does not directly address your questions but in 24 years of use of this software I use and do what works for me and ignore the rest. Your posted images did not help me fully understand your quandary, sorry. Can you find and post a clear image of what you are trying to emulate please? DJP
  4. DavidJPotter

    Roof Help!!

    Whenever you have a 45 degree angle garage it makes the roof system a little more difficult to 3D model, the 45 degree garage in most cases the roofs must then be manually edited to get a product. That kind of geometry is usually beyond the capabilities of pre settings and the "Auto" roof generator. Try to just carefully look at your roof plan that you posted and its called out roof pitches and manually get it finished. Manual roof editing is a skill that includes being able to visualize the roof plan in 3D in your "mind's eye". For new users I would recommend that you use split screens (an over view and a plan screen) to help aid you while you manually figure out the plan view to the desired 3D outcome. After many ours of success and failures you will develop the competence you seek. I commonly start with an auto-generated roof system and then using your roof plan, manually put it right. DJP
  5. DavidJPotter

    Roof wrap ?

    The Auto-Roof Generator is a pre-programmed device that cannot by itself realize all possible geometric problems it may be presented with by End Users. That is what competent end users and manual roof tools are for. DJP
  6. DavidJPotter

    Roof Help Required.

    At the worst the roof system might take 1 to 2 hours, I charge $75.00 per hour based upon how long it ACTUALLY takes to do by way of the internal "Time Tracker" tool in Chief Premier. Share a copy of your ".plan" file and I will get it done quickly. a photo of the rear of the house would also be helpful or at least a rear elevation view. DJP
  7. DavidJPotter

    RyZen AMD CPU

    I build my own computer and have had nothing but AMD for over a decade DJP
  8. DavidJPotter

    Roof Assistance

    In plan view place the wall you wish to "clip" directly underneath the edge of the stair object instead of beside it like you have in your posted image. Once done that action will cause the stairs to clip that wall underneath the stair object. I agree with Eric in that hardly anyone here uses any Home Designer Software and certainly not Home Designer Suite. You are better off posting at Home Talk instead of here. DJP
  9. DavidJPotter


    It always comes down to settings, dialog boxes and Default Settings, always. DJP
  10. DavidJPotter

    Saved Plan View with Default Set

  11. DavidJPotter

    Saved Plan View with Default Set

  12. DavidJPotter

    Saved Plan View with Default Set

  13. DavidJPotter

    Saved Plan View with Default Set

  14. DavidJPotter

    Saved Plan View with Default Set

  15. DavidJPotter

    Shadows - Not Working

    That being the case it HAS to be a fault video card, take a look and find a Geek to help you replace or repair it. DJP