Roof trusses are generated in the space between the roof planes and the ceiling planes below. When a vaulted ceiling is created scissor trusses are used.
Ceiling and Floor heights can be changed and controlled on a room-by-room basis. This is useful if you have a split level or multi-level plan.
Create a ceiling that follows the underside of the roof by using the Room Specification dialog.
Ceiling beams can easily be simulated using the Soffit tool in Home Designer Suite and Home Designer Architectural. In Home Designer Pro, use the Floor/Ceiling Beam tool instead.
Ceiling, floor, and roof beams can be drawn in Home Designer Pro using the manual framing tools.
A cathedral ceiling can be treated as a separate object in Home Designer. This means you can assign it a separate material if you'd like to.
The Soffit tool is ideal for creating a wide variety of coffered ceiling patterns and styles.
A plant shelf ceiling or closet can be created using the Shelf Ceiling setting within the room specification dialog.
There are several ways to create a suspended ceiling with Home Designer. Using the Soffit tool is one of the quickest and easiest.
In the Room Specification dialog, if the Ceiling value is grayed out, indicating that it is inactive, and this information message displays in the dialog, it means that multiple rooms with differing floor heights are present directly above so the field will display No Change.
Creating a sloped ceiling above a staircase can be accomplished using a custom ceiling plane and modifying the height and pitch.