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I'm fairly new to chief architect.....I have a design I'm working on and I can't figure out how to get a gable roof over the front porch.....I've tried everything. Can someone point me in the right direction?

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It helps if we know what title (Premier or Interiors) and version (X7, X8 etc) you are using. You can add this info to your signature by clicking on your user name at the top right of the page, click Account Settings, then Signature on the left. 

 

Adding a name would be nice as well.

 

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Do you have any roof over the porch? Is the porch a room with a room type of Porch, or just a space you are referring to as a porch? Are you able to create a gable elsewhere?

 

Posting your plan file is always a good idea -- images too.

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Probably post a design. 

 

Can't really tell what you are trying to do.

1) Are you trying to have a floor with a gable over front porch?

2) Shed roof [half gable front porch]

3) Shed roof on outside, gable on inside opened gable looking end

4) Gable porch

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Have you tried clicking on the wall you want the gable on and then clicking on the little house with the pointy red roof icon located on the edit bar?

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Sorry guys. My name is Scott and it's premier X8..... it's a standard front porch....elevated off the ground about 4 ft. I tried clicking the wall and then making it a gable and then Auto rebuilding the roof.....that didn't work. The porch is literally like a deck off the front of the house. 8ft out 38 ft long. It's not going to be a screened in porch or anything like that just a front porch that has a roof over it that also adds an architectural appeal to the house. 

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Shift select all your walls of the Porch, open dbx and uncheck no locate under the general tab. then your roof commands will work.

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If you drew the walls with the deck rails tool, make sure that you have selected to have a ceiling/roof over the deck.

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10 hours ago, parkwest said:

Have you tried clicking on the wall you want the gable on and then clicking on the little house with the pointy red roof icon located on the edit bar?

Yes that didn't work

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24 minutes ago, joey_martin said:

If you drew the walls with the deck rails tool, make sure that you have selected to have a ceiling/roof over the deck.

I didn't use the deck rails tool..... I drew the deck and railing then added walls on top of the deck and adjusted the height of them so that they are only 10 in tall......should I be using a different format? Are there any other videos or tutorials I can watch to better understand this program? I've watched everything I can find.

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Make sure your room dbx says "deck" and is marked to have a roof over it.

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2 hours ago, VistaGroup said:

I didn't use the deck rails tool..... I drew the deck and railing then added walls on top of the deck and adjusted the height of them so that they are only 10 in tall......should I be using a different format? Are there any other videos or tutorials I can watch to better understand this program? I've watched everything I can find.

Yes. Just use the deck rail tool and tell Chief you want a ceiling and roof over it...poof, done. Just a couple clicks.

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Success! I didn't label it as a front porch....once I did that I just checked the right boxes and poof....a roof appeared! And the videos helped so much! Thank all of you again. I'm sure I'll have more questions in the future. I should clarify that I had it labeled as a deck originally once I changed it to porch boom all the options I needed were there.

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