rockyshepheard

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    Roofs using both automatic and manual

    Is there a method that works well for making roofs that cannot all be done automatically? I tried doing 100% manual but got confused quickly. First floor works ok automatically but requires several edits. Second floor is basically an A-frame with 3 floating dormers...plopped on top of the first floor roofing. I don't know which path is best. 1. Do 1st floor auto, fix manually, then add A-frame on top somehow. 2. Do 1st floor, add A-frame on top somehow, then go back and fix 1st floor. 3. Do A-frame first, do 1st floor, then fix 1st floor geometry I'm sure there are more options but I've noticed a tendency of doing one thing just to have a previous thing undone. Order may be important. I've attached plan and roof drawing for anyone's perusal. Suggestions as to how best to learn roofing are appreciated. I've seen most of the video tutorials. Thanks, Rocky i have covered porch.plan Mike Macon - 8.pdf Mike Macon - 6.pdf
  2. This newbie is surely creating unclean geometry by doing this but it is a nice quick fix. if you have a roof on floor 1 that is not allowing a complete wall for roof on floor 2 just figure out what roof plane is covering the wall and in the 2D view, make a ‘copy in place’ of the offending plane. Then pull vertices to one side of the blocked section of wall and do just the opposite to the copy. For example, pull vertices south on one and then all north on the other. Of course you must maintain the same shape of the plane while doing this. Can anyone think of a cleaner way to do this? it would be nice if the software could give the option for any wall to pass through any given object so missing walls could be more easily handled. Rocky
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    Creating covered porch roof

    Happy Thanksgiving. Could someone please help me with this turkey? I have a porch. I can't seem to get a roof over it that connects to the house roof. I already have walls for the perimeter of the house. Can I have walls within walls such that I get roof over house plus over porch? Thanks! roof question thanksgiving.plan
  4. Have any others had this experience before? Seems unavoidable given that the floor is auto generated and that the garage doors are placed inside the wall automatically. I tried moving the door toward the driveway but I cannot. Any creative solutions? Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving to one and all!
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    Creating covered porch roof

    Oh, I see. I changed to porch to a closet and it put a roof on it.
  6. Hi all, I have a roof which is almost correct except it is missing a small section of porch roof (first floor) between left side bump out and garage (see balloon). I added a room divider just below the balloon thinking it would simply add the missing small section of porch roof but instead it makes a much larger roof and forces the second floor walls to disappear. The file currently shows the missing porch floor and ceiling...to see the bad effect simply build the walls again. Would someone be so kind as to take a peak and give me their thoughts? Thanks and happy Thanksgiving! first attempt.plan
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    adding small porch removes second floor walls (plan attached)

    Thank you Kbird1 and Tommy1. Tommy1..what did you do clean up wise. Can you describe to me or were there too many steps to note? Thanks all!
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    Missing all 'floor and a half' walls

    I have created a perimeter on the first floor. Then created a second floor. Then created a smaller perimeter for the 'floor and a half '. I build the roof and it looks good except all the walls are missing on the floor and a half level. I thought you needed walls to make a roof unless you used room dividers. I didn't use room dividers and got the same effect somehow. I would prefer to see the walls. Any thoughts as to what tick I may have erroneously ticked? Thanks!
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    Missing all 'floor and a half' walls

    Ah hah! Is there a way to prevent that from happening? Thank you! test.plan
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    Missing all 'floor and a half' walls

    Eric, sorry, yes. Perimeter means walls. i cannot post it until morning but will then. Thanks.
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    Can this roof section be automatically done?

    Thanks you all!
  12. I am struggling with this hip roof that is in line with the edge of the overhang. please see image. Must I do this manually or is there a way to do this automatically? I've tried many ways to do it manually. Can some roof guru please assist? Many thanks!
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    Can this roof section be automatically done?

    Hi Glenn, I managed to get one in but doing the same thing on the left of the plan gave no roof at all. Very strange. I'd appreciate it if you could comment. Thanks, Rocky question.plan
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    Can this roof section be automatically done?

    Thanks Glennw. The roof looks correct but under the roof there should be an entry way. If I use invisible walls I don’t get that feature.
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    How does one make a storefront window?

    How can one make a storefront window. It should look like a basic window except the lite can be moved up or down depending on the ratio of height of the top to bottom window.
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    How does one make a storefront window?

    testing what a response looks like.