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hmtoggle_plus1How can I change the height of the Garage?


Click on Modify button on Ribbon Menu


To modify the foundation height of the garage, select the sub-menu item “Walls”.


The Wall parameters dialog box will display, allowing the “Foundation Height” to be modified.


To change the height of the garage walls, select the “Modify” button


Select the sub menu item “Wall Height”; modify the height as necessary.



hmtoggle_plus1How can I add or remove a window or door in the Garage design?


To add a door or window, while in the Plan view, click on the "Add" button.


A sub-menu with the options of “Window” and “Door” will display.   Select either Window or Door to display an alphabetical list of selectable windows and doors; select the appropriate choice.


Place the door or window in the design



To remove a window or door, while in the Plan View, select the “Remove” button.


A sub-menu will display either “Door”, “Window” or both, depending on what has been added to the garage.


Click on the appropriate door or window to be removed from the design.


Note: Holding the Control key (Ctrl) while clicking will allow multiple windows or doors to be deleted.



hmtoggle_plus1Can I use the rafters for storage?


No.  The ceiling joists specified are not designed to carry loads.



hmtoggle_plus1Can I make Cripple studs different than the default size?


No.  There is currently not a way to manually change the cripple stud length.



hmtoggle_plus1When I review my design in the 3D view I am not able to see the Fascia what can I do?


Currently the application will not show fascia in the 3D view. .



hmtoggle_plus1How can I change the material of the window or check what type of window materials are offered?


Once a window has been added to a design, its material can only be changed by removing the existing window and adding a new one with the appropriate material. The “Add” option can be used to display different window material options.



hmtoggle_plus1The default stud size for wall parameters is currently set at 2x4, and I would like set this at 2x6. Can you explain how to make this the default?


Go to the Wall Parameters dialog box and change the Stud Size by clicking on the drop down list.  To get to the Wall Parameters dialog box click on the Modify drop down and select Walls.



hmtoggle_plus1When I create a design with 8’ tall walls the application seems to be selecting 10' tall studs for the design, how do I make certain I am only using 8’ boards?


Select Construction Preferences, then select Stud/Win-Dr Framing and change the Species/Treatment/Grade combination. This will allow you to select a board with the required length.



hmtoggle_plus1When I create a Garage Design and review the Bill of Material, why don’t I see plywood roof sheathing even though there are available SKUs?


Select the Plan View and then the “Modify” option on the Ribbon Menu. Select “Roofing Material” from the list and pick a desired material. By selecting the material such as shingles other material associated with it will bid as well including the required plywood. Before selecting the “OK” button these associated materials can be changed by selecting the “Options” button.