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Lees Working.planOk so I'm using x7, doing a remodel. The existing plan has been established. I'm wanting the center area (which was a courtyard) to become heated space, with a 20' ceiling, with high windows in the protruding area. I want to see the walls when I build the second story, and maintain temporarily all the roof planes on the existing plan in order to work on the new roof. When I add 2nd floor, and edit the walls to the shape I am looking for, the walls do not build in 3d view, just the floor and ceiling. If I rebuild the roof, I don't know how to maintain the planes that were auto built before, as they are unedited. However, rebuilding the roof seems to be the only way to get the walls to extend up to the second floor. I must be missing something. Attaching plan...

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If you can't figure this out, let me know and I'll help you online. I assume you're doing a "save-as" for the proposed plan.

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You have to pull the roof eaves back, then build a second floor.

 

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You do realize that when you do the proposed plan, you need to move those existing roof planes back in order to generate the new walls to where they can be seen above the existing roof planes.

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If I am understanding you I think all you need to do is select all the roof planes and then cut them, build 2nd floor from 1st and then paste hold position. Then transform replicate the roof planes to desired height.

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Thanks for the tips. Could it be that simple? Moving the planes out of the way? I will see. Thanks again.

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Basic rule: 9 times out of 10, a roof plane will always cut a wall off.

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