Ward-Z

Roof Over Wrap Around Porch

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I am new to Chief Architect and looking for guidance on the roof of a wrap around porch. I’m having the hardest time pulling the hip roof of the porch into the gable of the main house as shown in the attached picture. I have searched and searched for a tutorial on this with no luck. Is anyone aware of a tutorial for this scenario?

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Have you auto built the roof?

 

 

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 version of Chief (X9, X10) (Premier, Interiors) is the important info.

 

Make sure you turn on View Signatures too.

 

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I have tried to auto build but it doesn’t get the porch roof right. I’ve spent several hours trying to manually build the porch roof with no success. It seems that there is a video for everything BUT what I’m trying to do! I’m on Chief Architect x10 Premier. 

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3 minutes ago, Ward-Z said:

It seems that there is a video for everything BUT what I’m trying to do!

 

Strive for a better understanding of the roof tools rather than a how-to on one specific roof :)

 

Posting images of what you are seeing will help others help you.

 

Post your plan and I'll have a look.

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Here is a plan showing one way to auto build using a 2nd floor. Still needs some manual work. You could delete the 2nd floor.

 

2nd floor is a different roof group.

 

 

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Thanks for the quick replies. I have attached the plans, front elevation, my plan as entered on Chief and my latest sad attempt at the roof. Any guidance is greatly appreciated!

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5 minutes ago, solver said:

Here is a plan showing one way to auto build using a 2nd floor. Still needs some manual work. You could delete the 2nd floor.

 

 

r1.plan

Thank you. I’ll take a look at this one to see what I can learn!

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I was looking for the plan file, not images of the plan.

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This one was done using the upper pitch setting - same as Eric.

It also uses the new Dutch Gable Wall option.

All auto built off the verandah railing walls.

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I think this is correct on the right side, but the left does not look like the elevation.

 

Schwan (eric).zip

 

Don't forget your signature, and please research screen capture software so we don't have to look at camera images :)

 

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Thank you both for your input and assistance!  I won't be back without screen captures and a signature!

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