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Main floor is creating roof through the 2nd floor

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Hello,

I want to add roof trusses to my plan and leave my manual roof but when I do it builds the wrap around porch roof through the 2nd floor as seen in the images. Is there a way around this or is there a setting I'm missing? I spent several hours yester testing different settings but could not come up with anything that would not build the roof through the 2nd floor.

I am using X7.

Thanks for your help.

PJ_&_Krisha.plan

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What are the steps you are using to build the trusses?

The plan you posted only has a roof over the rear porch.

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Glenn,

I am using the auto-build roof function image.png.b379cb1ba4b2d7d2d58241f8938d65ef.png. I custom built the back patio and don't want it deleted so I check the following boxes in the image below.

 

Eric,

I am not manually drawing trusses. I am just selecting the Trusses box under the specifications section in the dialog box. Is that what you mean?

 

As an FYI it does this whether I select trusses or not. Like I said I spent several hours last night systematically trying all the checkboxes to see if I was missing something but every time it builds the roof through my second floor.

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Liam,

You need to build trusses manually.

Trusses (no Birdsmouth) does not build the trusses, it just tells Chief where to place the roof framing in relation to the top plate.

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Thanks for the advice Glenn. Regardless of whether I do trusses or not shouldn't the auto roof generate accurate roof planes without them going through my second floor?

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This is what I get auto building. (X11)

 

Make sure Ignore Top Floor is not checked in the build roof dialog.

 

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Eric,

I have made sure not to have Ignore Top Floor checked and it still creates the roof like the image that I provided. Do you think that it is because I am still using X7?

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Eric,

Thank you for the video. That worked to solve my problem. Thank you for the roof tip for the back patio as well. That was very helpful.

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