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Hello! I am a high school student who has recently begun using Chief Architect Premier X12 through my school and the limited offer for the student edition. Keep in mind, I have very little architectural experience. My teacher has been having my class follow the Chic Cottage tutorial which is available on the Chief Architect website in the training videos section. The URL for the playlist is here:
The most recent video that we have reached is Part 10, and the objective of it is to create a "story and a half" roof on the house. This is done by deleting and recreating the second floor and stretching it over where the house's porch is. The roof is then created using the Auto Roof tool, with the Ignore Top Floor option selected. The issue that some of my classmates and I have run into occurs after the roof planes are created. There are no roof planes over the extension created in the second floor over the porch.
This is what it looks like:
And this is what it should look like:
There are a couple of solutions that I have tried, but nothing has worked so far. The first thing that I tried was to make sure that the entire second floor, which is empty at this point in the tutorial, is one room. It was, and the room options did have Roof Over This Room and Flat Ceiling Over This Room checked.
I also used the Reference Display and Align With Wall Below to make sure that the walls of the second floor were aligned with the railings used for the porch.
The tutorial has the porch created with railings, and it changes the railings in their options so that there is only a beam which is supported by pillars, which are inserted separately. When I looked through the roof options for the railing, I didn't see anything that could prevent it from supporting a roof above it (though it is possible that I may have overlooked something here).
I haven't been able to come up with any more potential causes for this problem, other than it being an issue with the way that the house was initially built, or an issue with my version of the software. I would appreciate it if someone could point me in the right direction. The file I have been working on is attached below, if need be. Thanks!
chiccottage v10 ae.plan
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I have a home design that I am working on in home designer professional 2020. Would eventually like to get it completed and then a set of construction prints for Nashville, Tennessee. whidh means I will need floor plans and elevation views as well as a plot plan. I have the plot drawn with some contour lines in the drawing I have developed. The house faces about due west (not the best but that is the lot I have. I have attached a picture of what I want the exterior rendering to look like. Looking for job bid. The plan file is zipped and attached. Following needs to get done and then a front rendering and the file returned with the updates. (Can pay via paypal etc)
1. Master bedroom vaulted ceiling following rafters up to height of 12 feet then flat across. House rafters will be 2x8 or 2x6 depending on span.
2. Fix the roof planes
3. Shed roof with 2 in 12 slope over the back deck. Extends out about even with the master. This is asphalt shingles. Ceiling will follow the rafters
4. The peaks (side and front larger dormer) should be board and batten not sided, the rest of the house sided, the foundation walls are stone
5. Make sure chimney carries through to the roof from fireplace in family room. Chimney is stone where it can be seen outside of house.
6. The basement foundation walls connecting to the crawl space (unfinished area) should be only 5' tall (it would just be in one area)
7. Front porch is to have a metal roof, rest of house is asphalt shingles (charcoal color but not black)
8. Stairs should be 42" wide and should be fixed . Want them closed underneath. Somehow I cant get this to look right
9. Need a front rendering showing view of the house for presentation to client
10. Need file updated to reflect these changes and has to be readable with Home Designer Pro 2020
11. Floor deck for both the first and second floor are 11-7/8 TJI with 3/4 subfloor (I think I have this right).
At any rate, looking for quote to get this done. Thanks for looking.
House Design Front Walkout.zip
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