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I created dormers using the automatic dormer function.  It comes out fine except that the section of wall under the sloping ceiling appears as a solid wall in plan.  Is there any way to hide this?  I have attached the plan noting the problem and also included the interior view,  Your thoughts?  X9 user.  Thanks.

 

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yes.  Explode the dormer and designate the wall sections that you don't want to show in plan view as "attic".  that will put them on your Walls, Attic layer, which most people turn off.  If you don't want that layer turned off, make your own additional layer, and turn that off.

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On ‎9‎/‎2‎/‎2017 at 8:10 AM, WendyatArtform said:

...  If you don't want that layer turned off, make your own additional layer, and turn that off.

 

Probably the better piece of advice, for example, I tend to leave the attic walls on to create automatic gable walls and to inform of changed ceiling heights and then turn off auto generation of same.

 

I vacillate between showing the extended dormer walls and hiding them.  Typically, most of the dormer work I do is spreading attic trusses apart and building walls between supported by  the ladder framed floor.  Given this scenario, I break (the exploded) dormer wall at the knee wall and use solid white fill and annotate that wall is to be constructed as a rake wall mechanically connected to the supporting girder truss. 

 

If I am working in snow country where better support is required by building a top a girder or lvl rafters then I hide the wall altogether as you suggest.

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