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Dormer Issue - Soffit Sticks through ceiling (SOLVED)

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Is this user error...or software glitch?  Why does the "soffit" of the dormer roof stick through the ceiling?  See attached pics.  Let me know if I need to attach plan...I was just practicing creating dormers on a test plan...and for the life of me I cannot get these to disappear.  

 

The dormer roof is 12/12 with a 6" overhang.  I have created some cheek walls that are set as "roof cuts wall at bottom"...and as you can see from the attached pics...the roof is cutting through the wall.  You would think this would trim the soffit?

 

Thanks.

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Well...it seems if I use an "auto dormer"...the soffit does not pierce through the ceiling.

 

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Auto dormers have magic built in that us mortals can't access.

 

Not the only auto roof magic ...

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Well...turns out if you make the main body roof (not the dormer roof) thicker...in this case I increased the rafters from 5 1/2" to 7 1/4"...the soffit disappeared.  Probably just buried in the roof cavity.  So...if you ever create a dormer, make sure the dormer rafters are smaller than the main body rafters it is connecting to.  I think....

 

 

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It might not hurt to send that one in Steve to see what CA thinks.  It is good to get those little artifact issues cleaned up if possible.

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