I'm having an issue where the framing members for a flat roof (1/4" slope) over a porch are not displaying correctly in the cross section. My default setting for rafter size and the specification in the roof plane dialogue for that roof plane are set to 5 1/2", but it always draws the cross section as a 2x4. If I select any of the framing members individually and open the dialogue box, it says it's 5 1/2". The trusses and framing for the rest of the house all come in correctly. Any quick thoughts come to mind?
also, Is it better to upload a screen shot showing the problem or the whole file on here?
I'm having an issue with how the roof layers populate in Chief Architect.
I want the roof "surface layers" to all be above the "fascia top height".
Right now it always starts the roof "Surface Layers" 7/16" below the "Roof Plane Line".
When building we align the outside corner of the face-board with the top plane of the "roof structure", Trusses or Rafters which should be the roof plane line.
The OSB, Underlayment, and Shingles rest on top & outside of the face-board / "fascia top height" that is aligned with the top of the roof structure.
Chief Architect consistently lowers the roof structure 7/16" (in plane with the roof surface) from the "Fascia Top Height" no mater the pitch.
In order to get things to work I have to add a 7/16" layer to the "Roof Surface" and Subtract 7/16" from the "Roof Structure" (e.g. rafters) in order for the cross section to show the layers correctly.
This works for any pitch meaning that the roof is dropped 7/16" (in plane) with the roof surface.
The reason this is important is because I need to show Fascia Top Height in Elevation Dimensions and if I have to shrink the framing members, they are not modeled / sized correctly.
I'd like to know if there's any way to adjust this default "Fulcrum" without the hackey way I'm doing it.
I want to be able to specify the fascia top height and have roof planes properly populate from that point.
It's important to note that in this image both "Fascia Top Heights" are the same with the only difference between the two being the one on the left is a 7/12 and the one on the right is a 4/12.
Where the green lines intersect represents the "Fulcrum" that the roof revolves around at the outside of the face-board by default and the red line shows the default top of the "Roof Structure".
I have to add a 7/16" layer between these planes in-order to get the OSB to be above the green roof plane line & top of face-board.
The roof "Structure" is always 7/16" in plane below the "Fascia Top Height" / "where the green lines intersect" by default from what I've been able to figure out.
I'd like to know if I am missing some setting that could change the "Fulcrum" point in relation to the roof layers.
I've spent allot of time figuring this out but have not found a setting to fix this yet.
Made a video to describe what I'm wondering...
I hope the behavior of building the roof using "auto rebuild" is normal Chief behavior - because I have to admit I've never noticed this before today.
Roof Anomaly in Chief - X12 & X13 - Watch Video
Hello, I am looking for some advise on how to improve the intersecting roofs which will overlap gable roof onto the hip roof so water avoid the corner on an addition project for myself. In the "elevation" picture, the hip roof to left is existing roof that will be extended to insect the new addition gable roof to the right. We like floor plan layout and ceiling heights but having trouble getting the roof line correct. I have attached the plan file and some snapshots.
Second question: How would I create the roofline extension like the attached "roof line" photo?
Thanks for help.
I'm new to chief as of a few weeks ago. I'm really loving how in-depth you can get with it. Hopefully this isn't to much of a newbie question that is easily answered somewhere else but I have seen anything on it. I'm trying to attach a shed roof to a gable. I have a feeling this is something similar to a porch roof, but after messing with it for a few hours I cant figure it out.
This is what I'm go
Here is where I'm at.
I've attached my plan if that helps!
I'm using x12
Piper_3rd Round 2_4_2021.plan