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Manual dormer process

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I have drawn my exterior walls to define dormer location, snapped a rectangular polyline including those walls. Went to convert polyline to "Hole in Roof" but that option was grayed out so I could not select it.

Q. What do I do to make that option available to me?

 

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Where is your roof?

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I am using x9.

I am adding a dormer to a room over a garage but the roof was drawn on the first floor plan. Dormer is being drawn on the second floor plan.

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The roof plane and roof hole need to be on the same level.

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This garage roof  where the dormer is going runs on the same plane as the adjacent 1 story house therefore the roof for the house is drawn on the first floor plan. In order to put the manual dormer in the roof above the garage do I have to draw the garage roof on the second floor plan by matching ridge height and pitch and abutting the two roofs or is there a better way? 

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A screen capture showing the structure would help.

 

The roof hole needs to be drawn on the same level as the roof plane. If the roof is on the 1st floor, then draw the hole there. 

 

You can use the Display On Floor Above tool to move the roof plane up, and then draw the hole on the 2nd floor, then use the Display On Floor Below too to move the roof plane and hole back to the 1st floor.

 

 

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@EcoTed - I’ve done some Dormer videos that may help you...

 

heres one: 

 

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