Lori123

changing ceiling heights in 1 room

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I cant seem to change the ceiling height in the family room without changing all the rooms?? I have an open concept kitchen, family room, dining room with 8' ceilings but I need the family room (fireplace wall) to be a 12' ceiling and not a flat ceiling more of( ^ )this type of ceiling.post-4958-0-40523400-1447783464_thumb.jpgpost-4958-0-06950700-1447783466_thumb.jpg

 

anyone have any suggestions that would be great

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do you have room definition walls around the area you want to raise the ceiling in if not you will be doing it for the whole plan, once you put the room defintion walls in name the room 

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room definition walls? I put a room divider in for that room but it still changes the whole plan

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if you can't select the area you want to raise and name it then there is no room definition, do as Michael says and post the plan and we can help you seeing your plan

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No...the actual Chief file, not pics.

 

When you placed the room dividers did you name the kitchen? I don't see on there.

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I can tell from looking at the picture that your staircase is installed incorrectly. It's backwards, and if it is meant to come from a basement below you should take a section through it, because I am almost certain it will not meet the 80" headroom requirement.

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I was told by a user on the forum, the best way to do this is to make the room you wish to have the higher ceiling a two story (I assume using the KB for doing a cape cod style) making the second floor open below, setting the wall heights to achieve the over-all ceiling height you want (12') that way your exterior finishes  will not be interrupted (causing quirky unfinished appearing siding etc). I know, this sounds crazy to me, and I haven't actually done this so I am not sure if it works at all.

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Lori,

 

How are you trying to change the ceiling height?...through the Default Settings, or double clicking in the individual room?

 

If you change through the default settings, then it will change the whole plan.  If you double click the individual room then it will change only that room.

 

Also, make sure that the room dividers are forming an actual closed room.  Sometimes those little buggers can be tricky...

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that's what I was doing I was able to change by double clicking in the actual room, your right the room dividers are buggers to work with, now I have to put some walls back in 

thank you!

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Uncheck Ceiling Over This Room and the ceiling will follow the underside of the roof. You may need to draw in your own ceiling planes to make it look correct.

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Ceiling planes work similar to roofs, you have to set the baseline and then click to set the ridge.

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Sounds like a call-in on NPR's Car Talk, where the brothers are trying to draw out enough information to solve the problem, and when they are getting a little tiny bit of a view of the issue, the owner says, "oh, I forgot to tell you it's a diesel."

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