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I'm new to Chief. I'm using X-8.

 

I'm on a project with a curved roof and exposed rafters. I tried to using the soffit tool and checking the box to place under ceiling and sloped soffit.

The room has no ceiling. I can not get the soffit that I want to convert into exposed rafters to arch with the roof.

 

Does anyone know how to do this?

 

Thanks,

 

Mike

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Mike,

 

That does not work for for me either. Warning says "Could not find a roof surface or a ceiling surface over this Soffit."

There could be a way to do that but maybe you could show the actual rafters and put your insulation on top of the roof?

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Mike, soffits are not the best tool for a curved beam.  If you curve the roof and use a roof beam, that beam should follow the shape of your roof.

 

You can see video #7 in the Breckenridge project to see how the attached image was framed.  chiefarchitect.com/videos/breckenridge.html

 

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You need to delete the drywall under the rafters in the roof DBX to get exposed rafters, also delete soffits.

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Perry,  I found there was something strange with the curved roof that made the ceiling surface stick and I also had to select "Use Soffit Surface for Ceiling" under the Structure>Ceiling tab of the room DBX.

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I see he didn't post the plan, Chop, How did you see the problem??

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There was no plan posted but as you can see from my post I made a quick test plan of my own and wondered if you had noticed the same irregularity because if I recall the sequence correctly I had an open ceiling with the normal roof and when I curved it a new ceiling layer appeared.  I can post the test if you want to check it out.

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