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Good day,

I need some help in getting this roof to work.  I'm trying to get a chimney/cupola on this barn/shop.  The video I saw on this it showed to make a hole in the roof.  No matter what I try I can not get it so that that option becomes available when I'm trying to convert the poly line.  What am I doing wrong?

Thanks for your help

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What video? Providing a link is helpful.

 

Did you try using a skylight, and then uncheck Skylight?

 

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 is the important bit of info.

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Thanks for your reply, I updated my signature.  I'm using X9.  It was video #1521 "Manually Drawing Dormers"  No I did not try the skylight.  I placed a polyline (on both floors and attic) trying to get a hole in the roof so I could build the walls on top of the roof, but it wouldn't give me that option on any floor level. 

Thanks, 

Gerard

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That will be a nice space. I'd make the shop part bigger -- I once started with a 24x30, and it quickly filled up.

 

Select the roof plane, add 2 breaks, drag down to create half the hole. Repeat on other side.

 

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Roof holes for skylights, dormers etc cannot cross roof planes, you must manually create the hole as I show above.

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Thanks for your help, yes I tried to tell the customer to make it bigger as well but no luck so far yet.  I got the hole but how do I get it so that the walls go on top of the roof and not below?

Thanks again!

 

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I noticed you have a 2nd floor that does not seem to be needed as is. I'll suggest removing it unless you need it for a loft or other.

 

Set your exterior wall defaults (making the siding red).

 

For the walls, draw in the attic to the size you need and in position. Set them as Roof Cuts Wall At Bottom. shape the roof plane as shown.

 

You will need to break the walls that straddle the ridge.

 

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Sorry but I can't get it.  I did as you said but the walls just won' go on top of the roof. Not sure what I'm doing wrong.  I have re-attached the plan if I can still be helped :)  but otherwise I can call technical support next week.  

Thanks

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You are not doing anything wrong :)

 

I stuck a roof over the walls and they magically appeared.

 

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I'm guessing that the 2nd floor had something to do with it working for me without a roof.

 

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One last thought. I'll sometimes use a ceiling plane as a cap, making it thicker, and setting the framing to 0. This gives you control over the wall heights.

 

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Thanks a lot for your help!! Could not have done it without your guidance!!  

I will keep that last post in mind as well.  Amazing how that adding the roof on top made it come together.  I find that is often the case with CA; if one link is missing the whole chain disappears.  That's why this Chief Talk is so nice that it enables to connect with people like yourself that know the program inside out.  Can't wait to get there. 

Much appreciated!

Gerard

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Nice topic and really nice barn.

 

One of the coolest houses we almost ever bought was down in Boerne, TX in the hill country, and was done in the old Fredericksburg style, minimum roof overhangs, no hips, all gables, stucco, and all trimmed with bright spangle hot dipped galvanized steel, to complement the unpainted galvalume standing seam roofing.  It had what looked like chimneys on the ridges, clad in the same material as eaves, but they were skylights.  I've wanted those skylights on a house ever since.

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