Stopping the Roof from Automatically Rebuilding

Reference Number: KB-01036
Last Modified: July 23, 2021

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Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or HomeDesigner Suite


I have created the roof the way I want it to be displayed, but when I go to add new walls or adjust ceiling heights in my rooms, it changes the way the roof is created!  How can I stop the roof from updating every time I go to make a change?


To stop the roof from rebuilding, you need to turn off the Auto Rebuild Roofs feature.

To turn off Auto Rebuild Roofs

  1. First, launch your Home Designer program and Open  the plan which has your roof created as desired.

  2. Select Build> Roof> Build Roof  to display the Build Roof dialog.

  3. Uncheck Auto Rebuild Roofs and click OK

  4. Now that you have unchecked this option, the program will no longer automatically rebuild the roof if you make a change that affects the generation of roofs, such as to exterior wall positions or room ceiling heights.