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Simple Dormer Help Needed

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I am having some trouble getting these simple dormers to look right from the interior.  The dormers have a lower ceiling height than the main spaces which I think may be part of the issue. Also I don't believe the roof hole is done correctly and seems to have a mind of its own.  Any advice is greatly appreciated.


I perused various videos and help topics but did not come across the specific condition when the dormer has a lower ceiling height.


Thank you,

Mike Dolce, Architect

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I'd use the dormer tool to build the dormer. Create a room inside. Uncheck Ceiling and draw in your own.



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Thanks Eric.  Still had to fuss with it a bit but that did the trick.

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