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Good morning,

 

I'm trying to repair a dormer.  I just switched from Home Designer to Chief and I'm working on learning many new available features and trying to learn all I can as quickly as I can.  There are some lines in this sample screenshot that were created at some point and I do not know what they are or how to select and manipulate them.  Any help that anyone has in there identifications and adjustment is appreciated.  Thank you

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If you're referring to the dotted lines inside your red circle, they look like ceiling break lines (some of them are ceiling break lines). These ceiling breaks are generated when the roof planes are put in. If you change your ceiling height in that area, you'll see those ceiling break lines move too. If you do a section view, you'll be able to see what's going on there.

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BTW, ceiling breaks are not selectable, however, you can turn them on and off in the layer display. 

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Thank you Tommy, I was not specific because some of the nomenclature I'm unfamiliar with.  It is not the ceiling lines but the dormer walls, the right side of the left dormer is corrupted and I'm not yet able to figure out how to heal it or even how to select it.  The right side dormer is fine but the left is messed up.

 

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Would probably be a good idea to post the plan file.

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2 hours ago, Hammer7 said:

Updated, hopefully my signature is there now

Partially ... Would be a good idea to add your basic hardware info also similar in content to mine below, especially Mac or PC and OS version.

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They could be shadow boards connected with the main roof.

Turn them off and report back after trying that.

 

The tall ones in the centre of the dormers are ridge caps.

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I'm no expert, but I took a look at your plan, and see several little issues that are probably frustrating you. It looked like the roof was the main culprit for your dormer wall, so I adjusted that, you may also notice that the other dormer has different size boxed eaves, so you may want to revisit that as well. Hope that helps.

Cape_Modifications_Rp.plan

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It's getting better but still having problems on the inside, see attached screenshot

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I think the interior chatter marks are the program trying to create a boxed eave in the roof space.  I wonder if it is programed to not do that on a dormer?

 

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5 minutes ago, Hammer7 said:

I think the interior chatter marks

 

Post an image with the chatter marks identified.

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47 minutes ago, solver said:

Watch on YouTube: http://youtu.be/Fn3Rp_9Zn8c?hd=1

 

 

 

 

Eric, what you did to that dormer is what I did to the other dormer. Didn't have time to fix the dormer you worked on.

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On 12/16/2019 at 9:22 AM, Hammer7 said:

Good morning,

 

I'm trying to repair a dormer.  I just switched from Home Designer to Chief and I'm working on learning many new available features and trying to learn all I can as quickly as I can.  There are some lines in this sample screenshot that were created at some point and I do not know what they are or how to select and manipulate them.  Any help that anyone has in there identifications and adjustment is appreciated.  Thank you

dormer.png

 

I've done a few videos on Dormers that you may want to watch...they aren't specific to your dormer but you might learn something. Just FYI.  

Looks like Eric has once again been very helpful...thank you Eric!

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Eric's video was very helpful.  I'm a lot closer now after learning and trying the reflect about copy technique.  I was successful with the second method and with the transform replicate I'm still getting an error message when I try to join the roofs even though they are all 12 pitch.  This is the inside view witch is better but still not joined properly.  The little items poking out of the ceiling look like the program building a boxed eave on this inside edge of the dormer roof...?

 

I'll post the roof message too.

 

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14 minutes ago, Hammer7 said:

The little items poking out of the ceiling look like the program building a boxed eave on this inside edge of the dormer roof...?

 

Use the Delete Surface tool to remove the ceiling looking from the inside to see what those are. 

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Yes, this shows that the program is generating a boxed eave inside the roof of the main roof

 

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