Designedit

Gable roof attic walls

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Hi

I was wondering if anyone knows how to make my attic walls appear in my Gable roof. Id like three gables to the right of the door if facing the house. Can't seem to tweak it enough to make it all perfect and flush with shakes.  

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DWG is an AutoCad format, so please post your .plan file.

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I find that often you need to go to the attic floor and draw them in manually

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Have you tried to extending the roof plane to the attic wall.  Do this by being in your first floor plan, and turning on the Reference Floor Display (F9), showing the walls above.  This should allow you to snap the roof plane to the attic wall.  Shouldn't have to tweak

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Option 1...

Go to the default settings and look for general wall defaults. Turn on auto-rebuild attic walls. Go back to the plan and delete every attic wall that isn't quite correct. The auto-build should spawn new attic walls, nice and neat inside the gable ends.

 

Option 2...

Draw them in manually

 

Option 3...

Draw poly-line solid attic walls. I do this a lot on custom dormers when the program doesn't get them quite right.

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I have the same problem as Designedit and I tried option #1 from VHAMPTON to no avail. Then I tried option #2 but the program wont even let me manually draw attic walls. So I did option #3 which worked well except it won't let me put a decorative window in it. Any ideas? 

Golden_Arrow_steeper_roof_pitch_bsmt_change.plan

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Place a roof hole under the false gable. Draw wall in attic.

 

Attic wall will not extend above the 1st roof plane it finds.

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You might consider starting with an auto built roof, as it may show problems in the structure.

 

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I tried the hole in roof idea before and again after solver's suggestion. Again the program would not let me draw an attic wall completely across the gable. (only half the gable). To answer the other comment, I find it easier (and less frustrating) to get what I want by manually building the roof.

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Hole in roof plane. Short wall over the entrance roof is sitting on top via Roof Cuts Wall At Bottom.

 

Takes a bit of fiddling to make it correct.

 

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Also noticed several roof planes with off angle edges, and fascia heights that do not match.

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