Ridgeline Offset


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Ok, here is another roof design on the same plan I posted earlier today. Problem now is my ridge is not following through in a straight line from north to south. I am not understanding why. I made North and South walls Gable (and I put a a break in the middle of the  south wall so Gable would not span the whole width of the house). The builder wants everything 5/12 , and a straight ridge up top - not the funky jog the auto build produced

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11 hours ago, akabuilder said:

how did you know where to break the wall  to make the gable wider?

 

Eric's method in the video is really smart and works great.

 

Another option for establishing a gable on a linear hip-roof wall is the Gable Roof Line tool. 

 

I don't do videos but if you look it up you'll find information about it, makes the process very fast.

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The Gable/Roof Line tool is handy -- like when a wall will not snap to the correct spot, but many times it has no effect.

 

There was one in this plan as an example of that.

 

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There is also a tool in the Edit Toolbar when a window or door is selected to create a gable over it. This tool simply places a Gable/Roof Line in the plan, and may then be changed manually.

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Thanks Chris. Looks like I need to study that tool some more.

 

The Gable Line plan seems to generate 2 roof planes where there should only be one. They have the same ridge, and appear to be coplanar, but I cannot get a single roof plane to generate.

 

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20 minutes ago, solver said:

Thanks Chris. Looks like I need to study that tool some more.

 

The Gable Line plan seems to generate 2 roof planes where there should only be one. They have the same ridge, and appear to be coplanar, but I cannot get a single roof plane to generate.

 

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Yes, I've often had problems getting auto-build roofs to create this type of plane in one plane. Once I'm ready to turn off auto-build I fix it but it's close enough for a simple polyline union.

 

When creating this type of roof by breaking the wall like in the OP plan, I have run into issues trying to place a door or window where the break is, so the gable line is a fast way to get the basic design going.

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