ablackmon81

roof---help please

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Hi! I'm drawing a house that's basically a rectangle with a few adjustments to perimeter. (rectangle with carport/storage jutting out the rear of house) so basically and L shaped perimeter. When I auto build roof for gable it gets very crazy.  I prefer adjusting with auto build roofs but it's never getting it correct.  Is there something I'm not doing? Is there something in the preferences that I'm supposed to change? The rooms have different ceiling heights, but shouldn't the roof just go higher to cover that? Building roofs always get me frustrated! Thanks in advance.

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Auto build roofs take their cue from the ceiling heights so it really does change how the roof builds.

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Posting your plan file and info on how the roof is supposed to look will help others help you.

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This would be a good house to learn manual roofs on. Auto roofs work well for simpler designs, but where you have multiple ceiling heights and other things, they are more trouble than they are worth.

 

Here I added a 2nd floor that I used to even out the various ceiling heights, and just guessed at the back porch roof.

 

Still needs manual work to make correct.

 

Also a good idea to fill out your signature (see mine for an example) by clicking on your user name at the top right of the page, click Account Settings, then Signature on the left. Your Chief version -- X9, X10 is the important bit.

 

Plan in X9

 

plan_3 (eric).zip

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Ok, great! Thanks! I'll take a look at it and will also update my signature. Apparently my winzip has expired.  

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If you are using Windows, it handles zip files. Right click the file, Open With, choose Windows Explorer.

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I was able to open and it look at it. Thanks! So you basically added floor 2 and drew roof lines on top of that. Did you use auto build roof at all or just draw them manually?

 

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This is all auto built. No need for the 2nd floor with manual.

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I would also double check the accuracy of those exterior walls.  They show as fractions of an inch.  If your thought is to change them AFTER you do the roof, it's a really problem prone way to do a plan.

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3 hours ago, ablackmon81 said:

Ok, great! Thanks! I'll take a look at it and will also update my signature. Apparently my winzip has expired.  

 

Get 7Zip it is free to use..... and works great if you don't like the Win10 built in one?

 

http://www.7-zip.org/download.html

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