I'm a relatively new user and am working my way through the Bachelor View project after the Chic Cottage project disappeared. I'm at video 6, "Creating Rooms and Defining the Ceilings" but I noticed something funky going on with some of my walls from the foundation/basement showing up on the first floor. I'm sure part of the issue is that some of my wall heights/foundation/stem walls are off, but the videos don't show what my defaults should be set to. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
I have two different wall types here for a basement plan I'm working on. One is an 8" concrete stem wall with a 1 1/2" air gap, 3 1/2" framing, and 1/2" drywall. The other is a standard interior 6 wall. I can't seem to get them to play nice in the areas that they merge. Any help?
Anyone else experiencing strange things happening to their files "while they are closed".
Twice that I know of now and in as many days, I have reopened a properly closed file to find significant changes happened to my file. The last things that I placed are still there, but other things have changed causing even more things to disappear. This morning's revolve around wall types changing.
(Arrows) Level 1 walls of a specific type were replaced by 'attic' walls that are of the '8" Concrete Foundation' type from Level 0 - or with original wall type. The correct wall type, a new one I created just yesterday, is still in the system and not all of them were changed (see circled 'green filled' walls).
Because the wall type and 'attic' change occured, the corresponding rooms were lost and any doors or windows in those walls are also gone. As are any associated dimensions.
This also really messed up the as-built file that spawned todays Scheme 1 file. It was my only record of indoor measurements taken on-site (the first time this happened and first time I used X12 for as-built). To that end I will be printing pdf files of plans as soon as I am 'done' with as-built measurements and may consider doing as-builts in earlier versions.
No one else has access to these files.
X12 file from the start.
Happened on two different PCs to the 'same' file. Second one was a Save-As of the first.
Both times to some of the last items adjusted and typically surrounding wall types or locations.
Note: in as-builts many things are adjusted vs newly drawn so the first time there were significant changes.
Not just happening to 'new' wall types.
I'm presuming it has to be something in how X12 stores or refreshes the wall types upon closing or opening.
I will be opening a technical problem report.
I am new to Home Designer and am about to embark in designing and building a new home for my family. The software has turned out to be quite a bit harder to use than I had expected. I wanted to see if there was someone I can engage to help create a first draft of my home design. We would provide some hand draw documents that we'd like someone to help render into Home Designer which we can then modify and adjust.
If you are interested, can you please provide some samples of things that you have worked on and designed before.
We are building the house in central NJ. We'd like to help designing a house with the following specs
- Generally a Transitional Design
- 5 Bedrooms - 4 Bathrooms
- 2 stories with a finished basement
- 2 car garage
- We can provide general floor plan details in drawings
- We have photos of what we'd like to design.
Let me know if you have any question.
I've had a few questions about some of my screen porch videos because I skipped over some of the basics. Here's a video that shows how to create a screen porch room...define the wall type and the railing wall type. I use "panels"...so, you will have to create a railing panel. I have also created a video on how to make a panel...it's on my YouTube Page. Let me know if I've missed something...or, if a guru has a tip or better method feel free to comment.