ChiefShaunS

Unifying Roof Ridge

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Hi,

 

I am having an issue in Chief X8 with roof ridges. I have a hip roof that the ridge is not connecting from 2 sections of the house resulting in a "dip" in the roof line (See the attached screen shots). I've tried playing with the roof planes and the slope but cannot get the ridges from each area to appear horizontal looking straight on. Some guidance or suggestions would be much appreciated. 

 

Thanks

Shaun

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The geometry of your floor plan determines where the ridge occurs. Simplify your floor plan to simplify the roof geometry. In some cases the pitches will play a part in where and how ridges then appear.

 

DJP

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Only way to accomplish that is to have straight exterior walls or make your overhang large enough to cover the offset in the exterior wall. POST THE PLAN

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By looking at the image Its not a dip but a ridge that is necessary for the change in the height of the roof to transition into an adjoining roof plan.

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Sorry guys, attached is a plan, just had to strip it first.

 

I understand that I need to modify the slope or overhangs, but I can't seem to get Chief to reflect what I am trying to do. Adjusting the pull tabs on the planes themselves just ends in a mess of roofs going everywhere and trying to adjust the overhangs per wall doesn't seem to work. Hopeful someone has some experience in this.

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I think the roof is correct based on the pitch you are doing and the location of roof bases lines.....  with the exception of the area shown in attached pic.

 

 

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You can get close like this. 

 

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It would be interesting to see a 3d view of your roof.  

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Here you go. Ridges marked in red are about 1" difference in height. If these were the same, I'm thinking everything would align.

 

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I think it is the yellow roof and the light blue that is not working...  but if works for you.....

 

try eliminating the fireplace chimney and see what you get when you auto frame the roof

 

 

 

 

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"It only works because of the chimney". The Chimney could not be in a worse location as far as design and building is concerned. IMHO.

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Those who draw roofs like this should be required to work in the framing crew when they are framed and sheathed. And then with the roofers for all that extra valley and hip work.

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He (the original poster) asked how to straighten out the main ridge. I answered the question regardless of collateral considerations.

 

You either change your design of the exterior walls to produce a simpler roof geometry or you make the roof geometry conform to your fixed ideas of rightness.

 

DJP

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Using 2 lower pitch roof planes, one in front and one in back.

 

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Thanks for the replies, especially David and Solver. I understand this was a strange request, but it came from the HOA so I don't have a lot of freedom in that regard.

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