PMMully

How to create an flat torch-down roof over patio?

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Hi all,

 

I am doing a plan for modifications to an existing structure that has a combination of a gable/hip roof (60's house in central Florida) over the core structure married to a flat roof that was custom built at one time. I need to capture the current state to show demolition and future state. The roof planes in the diagram attached are pretty close and good enough and I did that with hip/gable settings and wall breaks per the tutorial.

 

I am struggling with how to show the existing flat roof of a slab patio, which forms the Veranda on the rear of the house. I looked at the "shed wall/gable" combo but it would not work right. I attached a pic of the floorplan and the 3D. Thanks in advance.

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You can get close with auto roofs. 

 

Easiest with a manual roof plane.

 

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1 hour ago, solver said:

You can get close with auto roofs. 

 

Easiest with a manual roof plane.

 

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@solver as always spot on. The manual roof plane did the trick. Thanks.

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@solver How do I add ceiling joists underneath? They are 24" OC going out to a main support beam with tongue/groove on top.

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35 minutes ago, PMMully said:

How do I add ceiling joists underneath? They are 24" OC going out to a main support beam with tongue/groove on top.

Did you try selecting 'ceiling over this room' in the structure panel of your patio room?

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44 minutes ago, PMMully said:

@solver How do I add ceiling joists underneath? They are 24" OC going out to a main support beam with tongue/groove on top.

 

A roof plane is a complete structure unless you have changed the defaults. 

 

Are you asking about exposed framing and T&G? Just eliminate the ceiling surface and make sure the correct layers are on in your camera view.

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@solver Correct.

 

I have the surface specified as seamed EPDM, and the structure is fir framing, with the Use Roof Ceiling Finish unchecked. I have Framing Ceiling Beams and Roof Beams. I deleted the ceiling layer as well, but all it renders is the EPDM layer and the T&G layer under it. That part looks fine.

 

I was trying to show the roof beams for the structure, so they would follow the slope of the roof versus manually drawing roof beams

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5 minutes ago, PMMully said:

I have Framing Ceiling Beams and Roof Beams.

 

Have you built framing for the roof plane?

 

When things do not display as you expect, it's often a layer display issue.

 

Switch to the All On layer set, and make sure all layers are set to display.

 

You can select an object, look in the status bar to see the layer it's on.

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@solver I was thinking the roof framing was already built as part of the structure. So no, I have not built the framing. I will look at the guides now.

 

Update: Got it thank you!

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