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Aarg! Vaulted ceiling w/slopped soffit beams

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Hi Folks,

 

I'm trying to figure out how to create a vaulted ceiling in the Family Rm on this plan.  I want slopped soffit beams.  I can't seem to get the ceiling to slope properly.  Attached pic shows the direction I want the beams to run.  I watched the video below, but my ceiling won't properly slope like the video.

 

https://www.chiefarchitect.com/videos/watch/5521/sloped-soffits.html

 

 

Any help is greatly appreciated.

 

I'm using X8

 

Thx everyone

Roz

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Is this how you want the ceiling? 

 

I drew in the 2 blue roof planes. You can see where the existing roof is intruding.

 

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Hi Solver,

 

Yes Sir.  This is exactly what I want.  I'm ok adjusting the family rm ceiling height as well as the patio area.  Whatever it takes.  Just need vaulted ceiling with slopped soffit beams.

 

Thx

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What do you need help on? 

 

I'd suggest polyline solids for the beams instead of soffits.

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That's the only way. Just like a roof plane.

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Your big problem is the the top right hand corner of the Family room where the green wall runs up and down the screen.

The roof/ceiling springing off that wall is horizontal at the the ceiling height of 133 9/16".

You will need to resolve that conflict.

Assuming that you want to leave the roof alone:

Maybe have a flat ceiling either side of the room for the length of that green bit of wall - about 3'3"

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Glennw, your idea worked.  I basically brought in the exterior wall past the thick green wall the 3'3".  Made the room a bit smaller but I can extend it elsewhere.  Was able to perfectly get the vaulted look I was after.  Many many thanks for that idea.

 

Ya'll rock!

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Solver,

 

For the polyline solids, can I slope them?  I've never worked with them before.  I was able to finally get the vaulted ceiling using glennw's idea.  Now, I just need to place beams using either polyline solids or soffits.  New plan is attached.

 

Can you create one beam using either soffit or polyline solid following the sloped ceiling?  I can learn from this and do the rest.

 

Thanks again folks.  You're always a life saver.

 

Roz

 

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If you use a soffit, create, or use an existing roof plane with the same slope as the ceiling. Use the Place Under Roof option to get it to the correct shape. So you would draw it against an exterior wall, or just draw a roof plane and place it under it.

 

A polyline solid is drawn elevation, and shaped in elevation like you would shape a slab in plan.

 

One advantage to a p-solid is the ability to convert to a solid, and then explode the solid into faces. This lets you apply materials to each side independently so the grain is running in the proper direction. Not always needed, but sometimes useful.

 

 

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Solver, even though I've created a ceiling plane to get the slope I want, do I still create a roof plane?

 

 

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