ablackmon81

roof pitch question

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Hi! Very new to CA and I am finishing up my 2nd plan.  I had Chief draw the roofline of a complicated layout and I was able to make most of my changes successfully; however, I don't want every section of this roof to be 9/12. When I try to manually change the sections that I want to be 12/12, for example, the roof becomes de-segmented. There must be a way to do this as roof lines are not always one pitch.  Any help is appreciated!!

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Are you joining the disconnected edges after changing the pitch? Chief does not do this automatically.

 

There are videos available on the Chief site and from both users and Chief on YouTube.

 

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No I'm not...I didn't see that they were disjointed until I looked at the 3D, but I will try it.  Thanks so much!!

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There is a tool to do this -- don't try to just drag them together.

 

With one roof plane selected, check in the Edit Tool Bar for the Join Roof Planes tool, or use the 2 key (shortcut).

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Also, if Auto Rebuild Roofs is active, the pitch of an individual roof plane can be changed within the wall specification dialog box associated with that plane, and Chief will automatically keep the edges of the differently pitched planes together.

 

After Auto Rebuild Roofs is deactivated the pitch can still be changed this way but it won't change the model until Auto Rebuild is reactivated, at which time any manual edits are lost.

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Just now, ablackmon81 said:

Ok, I will try that as well.  I am making a pure mess of this roof. :angry: Thank you!!!!

 

The "problem" with Auto Rebuild Roofs and Auto Rebuild anything is that making manual edits requires turning off the auto function, and you can't turn it back on without losing the edits.

Chief teaches you to approach disabling Auto Rebuild with much grave consideration. :D

 

Good luck!

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1 minute ago, Chrisb222 said:

The "problem" with Auto Rebuild Roofs and Auto Rebuild anything is that making manual edits requires turning off the auto function, and you can't turn it back on without losing the edits.

 That's what these are for...

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I think I'm getting somewhere by using the walls to edit the roof.  Thank you both so much!

 

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On a complex roof, it is often faster to do it all manually.

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On a complex roof, it is often faster to do it all manually.

 

this is up for debate ...

 

first let me state that I don't do roofs, other than very simple ones

anything beyond that I send to my friend/partner

 

In the Chief Intermediary class the instructor stated and demonstrated that even very complex roofs can be

done via the autobuild

 

Chief recommends starting auto then going manual - "as necessary"

 

others recommend starting manual and staying manual

 

Lew

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