Roof Dormer Effect or Roof Overhang


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I am new to CA and am trying to figure this one out.

Roof Dormer Effect or Roof Overhang over window.

I have watched multiple videos but can't find the answer.

Trying to create this roof effect with no luck.

I have tried the Dormer tool and building it manually

Could someone explain or point me in the direction of a good video tutorial.

 

Thanks

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38 minutes ago, jjifmeyer said:

Could you give me a little more direction I am new to CA

 

Thanks

Not at computer, menu, build, roof, gable line then hit F1 for some instructions. Try it in a test plan with just 4 walls and play with different settings. 

Trim at front is a different story 

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Thanks for all your help.

I'm having problems when I go to build roof plain and it rebuilds the entire roof instead of just the Gable over the window.

 

I watched this video:

https://www.chiefarchitect.com/videos/watch/1503/using-the-gable-roof-line-tool.html

I'm pretty sure this is what I want.

 

Thanks again I will slowly get it eventually.

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47 minutes ago, jjifmeyer said:

I guess it cant be done.

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Here is one way but remember that I'm supposed to just be a kitchen guy so YMMV

I put in a gable line since I find them helpful for a little control over the direction of slope- drew one roof, adjusted from to triangle, copy-reflect, fine tune and join, changed the materials since the default is not set to match.

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Why not set up the roof defaults to do the whole roof automatically?

You can break the wall in 2 locations - one on either side of the proposed gable.

Mark that section of wall as Full Gable.

If you have auto roofs on, it will build the gable.

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1 hour ago, jjifmeyer said:

Cant this program build section of a roof without rebuilding the entire roof or roofs in a project?

 

Are you aware of the 2 roof settings Retain Manually Drawn Roof Planes and Retain Edited Automatic roof Planes?

Are you trying to mix manual and auto roof planes?

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1 hour ago, jjifmeyer said:

I give up

I guess it cant be done.

Why are these roofs so difficult with all this rebuild crap

Cant this program build section of a roof without rebuilding the entire roof or roofs in a project?

 

Thanks

 

With Practice yes,and of course time using the Program  ( you aren't going from 0 to 100 in a week or even a month so be patient) , with Auto Roofs Off you lose a few Auto Roof Tools so you'll just have to do it manually, biggest Tip I can give with that is to use the Join Roof Plane Tool Often it makes things much easier.

 

https://www.chiefarchitect.com/videos/watch/724/joining-roof-planes.html

 

I just cut the existing Roof Plane with a V Shape  over the Windows and then drew in two of my own matching the Fascia Height in the Main Roof plane's DBX to get them at the same height over the Exterior wall then dragged them in Plan view close to each other and then used the Join Tool to auto snap the planes together.

 

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PS I don't think you Roof baseline for the Main Roof is correct , since it is 20" ? off the building , the Baseline is normally over the Framings' outer edge.  From the manual :  moving it in will mean adjusting the Pitch is all , it is not currently 6"

 

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PPS I agree with Glenn actually , I normally do as much as possible using Auto Roofs 1st.

 

M

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29 minutes ago, solver said:

This is all auto built. 

 

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It looked do-able to me but sometimes you just get too far down the Rabbit hole to come back :), though sometimes it is best just to do a "save as" plan , delete all Roof planes and try Auto Roofs again.....

 

There are some weird Walls in the Tower on the leftside, though I didn't investigate further , but it looks like the Auto Roof has found them their on the left side too.

 

M.

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I would like to thanks everyone for there help 

Specially Eric, Glenn, Marc and Larry

The video tutorials you supplied are of GREAT help.

It is true I was heading down a Rabbit Hole and overthinking things.

Thanks again for the great videos.

 

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1 hour ago, jjifmeyer said:

After successfully completing one "Gable over Window"

is out possible to copy and paste that effect over the second window

I think I am missing something

I have tried a couple techniques but keep getting this:

 

 

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Looks like you need to cut the main roof plane with a V shape so it lets the Wall continue up to the new Gable Roof is all.

 

M.

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