Recommended Posts

How would I go about raising the height of my roof, without changing the pitch? I want the roof line to end at the deck, but when I try to modify the roof with the edit handle the wall comes up against. I want the wall to end at the deck of my A-frame, ad have the roof end at the deck.

Capture.PNG

Capture1.PNG

Capture2.PNG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 minutes ago, Oostin said:

How would I go about raising the height of my roof, without changing the pitch? I want the roof line to end at the deck, but when I try to modify the roof with the edit handle the wall comes up against. I want the wall to end at the deck of my A-frame, ad have the roof end at the deck.

Capture.PNG

Capture1.PNG

Capture2.PNG

would you mind posting your .plan file?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
24 minutes ago, Oostin said:

How would I go about raising the height of my roof, without changing the pitch?

 

It depends. What software are you using?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Simply raise the height of the ridge or the plate height while checking the box to lock the pitch.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Roof Plane Controls the Wall Height, setting the Overhang on that Side to 1 1/2" (flush to wall in cross section) may get you close , but the Roof plane will need to be edited if you plan on walking around the Corner to the Side Deck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 hours ago, solver said:

 

It depends. What software are you using?

Premier X10

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 hours ago, Oostin said:

How would I go about raising the height of my roof, without changing the pitch?

 

Select the roof planes, use Transform/Replicate (move in the Z axis). This will be like grabbing them at the ridge and lifting straight up. 

 

There are plenty of videos on doing this type of thing on the Chief site.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, solver said:

 

Select the roof planes, use Transform/Replicate (move in the Z axis). This will be like grabbing them at the ridge and lifting straight up. 

 

There are plenty of videos on doing this type of thing on the Chief site.

Would you mind linking one of these videos? I tried finding one myself but I could not figure out which one I am meant to be looking at. Thank you for your help. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Or as I said above...select the roof plane and lock the pitch. Then all you have to do is add the additional height you want. For instance 12", you would type +12 in the ridge height box, or baseline height box and move on.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in



Sign In Now

  • Member Statistics

    27879
    Total Members
    6254
    Most Online
    baseja63
    Newest Member
    baseja63
    Joined
  • Similar Content

    • By ilastu
      I successfully imported the floor plan for a house from a dwg file, however I have not found a way to convert the roof drawing into 3D. Is there a way to do that? I am using the X11 version.
    • By SpeleoWorm
      I have created a number of different wall types to show proper dimensions (i.e. when one side of the wall is 5/8" Type X and the other side is 1/2" drywall) as well as to calculate the correct material counts and to show the proper information in the schedules.  Unfortunately doing that seems to have a down side...it changes the framing as if they were separate walls instead of the same wall with different materials on them.  I have seen the following side effects (colors refer to screenshots below):
       
      (Green Arrow) In unfinished rooms such as an attic storage space which only has a subfloor but no drywall, the walls get pushed up into the rafters by what appears to be 3". (Red Arrows) The floor joists and top/bottom plates are cut in the middle when they should be continuous pieces of wood.  In addition, you can see that the walls which are produced are not boxed at the end...the top & bottom plates stick out at the end. (Purple Arrow) Parts of the gable wall are not created.  In this case you could argue that it is not needed, but if a builder makes a wall he is not going to leave a hole in it. (Blue Arrows) An extra stud is added to a room that has no drywall, and therefore doesn't need nailer studs.  In addition, it looks like the other stud needed as a nailer for the finished room in the middle is missing from the plan view of the framing (see 2nd screenshot).  
      Am I doing this all wrong (creating separate wall types), or is there a way to use them and fix (any of) the issues I mentioned?
       
      Thanks in advance for any help!
       
      PS - I am a little surprised that the wall finish is not part of the room settings (like the floor & ceiling already are)...that would allow you to have continuous walls and still have different materials in each room (i.e. greenboard in the bath, 5/8" type X in a garage, unfinished in an attic, etc.
       
        
      Example of Wall Issue.plan
    • By ChristinoDesign
      We're trying to figure out how to change the angle of pendent lights on vaulted ceilings. When we create the ceiling angle, the lights follow and aren't angled properly. How do we change the lights so they go vertical rather than at a tilt?
    • By Alyssa5
      Hi,
      I am using Chief Architect X8 on a Mac.
      I am having trouble with roof planes - I want to be able to change the baseline height but it keeps defaulting back and won't alter.
      Yet when I open the same file on another computer I can change it
      Any suggestions?
       
      Thanks
    • By Designer100
      Does anyone know why my pier and beam foundation floor joists and beams disappear when I try to do perpective and I have to back out of it? Open old one! I custom drawn floor joist and pads and 1 concrete block on each pad then drew beams and floor joists. I keep trying to pull siding down over to cover the beams and floor joists and then they all disappear. I need the floor decking to appear on a section over floor joist to with deck up level with entry and grass under home.
       
      I did this project in Chief x11. I would appreciate any help in this apartment.
       
      Thanks
       
      Newell Cheatheam
      Katy,Tx. 77450
      newell.cheatheam@gmail.com
      713.385.3622. 


      Apartment_Plan.plan