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Vinyl soffit texture direction

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Is there a way to get the vinyl soffit texture to run in the correct direction on both eve and gable overhangs?  Adjusting material definition only reverses the problem.

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The way to accomplish that is to make a copy of the original material and name the copy 90d etc, so you end up with two materials each that is orientated in the direction you wish. The common tool to use for this is to locate the target material in "Plan Materials" and then proceed to create the "copy".

 

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David - thanks for the reply.  I understand copying a material to change it's attributes.  However, in this case, the roof plane is generating the soffit and it's all one piece.  I've tried creating a separate roof plane at the overhang only, but this creates a problem with the flush eve I need.  It will revert back to a pork chop eve return which I don't want.  I guess I could use a polyline solid, but what a pain! 

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Like many things in Chief that we think should be automatic or at least easy, this one isn't.

 

And like many things, where there is a will, there is a way.

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Thanks again Eric.  Did you use a polyline solid in the image above?

 

Can you comment on why the roof plane keeps generating a porch chop return at the end of the eve - even when I specify flush eve?  This happens regardless of whether the roof plane is one piece or not.  I've tried rebuilding the entire plane from scratch and it defaults back to having the return.  The file is attached.

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22 minutes ago, kwhitt said:

Did you use a polyline solid in the image above?

 

I used a ceiling plane, but a p-solid or a soffit (from the cabinet menu) will work.

 

Fixing this would make a good suggestion.

 

24 minutes ago, kwhitt said:

Can you comment on why the roof plane keeps generating a porch chop return at the end of the eve - even when I specify flush eve?

 

Only to say this "feature" seems really buggy as I get the same. Almost every plan has one corner of one roof plane with the wrong return. Sometimes it comes and goes, or switches to a different plane.

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Eric - thanks for taking a look.  I thought it might be a bug.  I'll send the suggestion to CA as soon as I can find where to do it.

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8 minutes ago, kwhitt said:

I'll send the suggestion to CA as soon as I can find where to do it.

 

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Eric - thanks.  I just posted the suggestion.  

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I'm glad you brought this up. In my experience Chief's roof returns and eaves are only reliable on the most basic of square or rectangle plans. And since it's not 1974, they just don't work reliably enough for me to use. I always try Chief's options first before I resort to making my own (using a variety of methods) but it sure sucks when those auto choices seemingly randomly alter their appearance just when you think you're plan is finalized and ready to print!

Glad to see you've added this to suggestions!

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Thanks Rob.  Hopefully something can be done about it soon.

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You could use a very thin rectangular frieze and apply the rotated material.

This method keeps the frieze attached to the roof plane which can makes things a bit easier than having a seperate ceiling plane, psolid, sofffit...etc. 

 

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1 hour ago, glennw said:

You could use a very thin rectangular frieze and apply the rotated material.

This method keeps the frieze attached to the roof plane which can makes things a bit easier than having a seperate ceiling plane, psolid, sofffit...etc. 

 

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Genius!

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1 hour ago, glennw said:

You could use a very thin rectangular frieze and apply the rotated material.

 

Glen, your original posting was actually more correct as I believe the vinyl gable soffit was intended to go the opposite direction.

 

I might be wrong but I think it is intended to be installed in short pieces like aluminum soffit would be.  However your illustration works great for wood soffit which is also an issue without your solution.  Your method works for both situations so, Thank You.

 

Just fiddling around a bit Frieze can be used to cover the Gable Fascia that has the same sort of problem when trying to apply a textured material that needs to be oriented correctly but it sure would be great if Chief would help out a bit so we don't have to give up one feature to illustrate another while also compromising the accuracy of the build. :wacko:

 

 

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Chopsaw,

Yes, I can see that I probably got the directions the wrong way on the gable and eaves.

Same technique still applies though.

Sometimes I try and do things too fast.

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Just now, glennw said:

Sometimes I try and do things too fast.

 

Yes I know how it is being a 4 year old genius.  A little rough some times. ;)

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8 hours ago, glennw said:

You could use a very thin rectangular frieze and apply the rotated material.

This method keeps the frieze attached to the roof plane which can makes things a bit easier than having a seperate ceiling plane, psolid, sofffit...etc. 

 

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Thanks Glenn.  Clever trick.

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