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Porch roof issues

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I am trying to get my porch roof to tie into the main roof as per the attached picture. I have tried using dutch gable walls and it seems to work in some areas but it screws up other areas.  Here is my file.

 

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Nice plan!!!  I have a somewhat similar issue so I will be watching this thread :-)

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Could you repost the plan?   It seems that the file is not complete.  Try using the backup tool to create a zip file and then upload that.

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I would separate that porch into more than one porch with a room divider or invisible wall. The porch with the gable, I would set at 1 foot higher than the main roof, give it the gable, and unselect ceiling over this room. For the porch with the lower pitch, I would select its option as having no roof at all. I would then manually draw those roof planes. In 3D view I’d then clean anything up by joining roof planes.

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This is all auto. Just work your way around setting parameters until you get what you want.

 

When you are auto building roofs, set your roof defaults -- don't make all your roof settings in walls. Only the odd ones should be set in the wall.

 

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23 minutes ago, Jambruins said:

Here is the plan uploaded again.

 

 

Untitled 1.zip

Thanks for posting that.  As Eric said, you only need to include the plan file in most cases.  I suggested the backup route to make sure the file was unlinked from the open file lock that CA puts on a file while open in the CA editor.  

 

Now for a couple of questions. 

1)  What is the specific problem that you are experiencing?

2) Is there a flat ceiling over the porch or is it cathedral?

3) Is the architectural beam and truss structure part of the problem?

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Is this the problem?

 

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If so this was solved by going to the attic plan, and drawing a wall. changing it to an attic wall and then stretching it to fill the void area.2021-02-02_12-46-54.thumb.jpg.966067203350517fc0554bf3baa555bb.jpg

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I'm not a fan of the way those porch roofs resolve into the timberframed entry roof, and would do whatever possible to avoid gabled ends adjacent.

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8 minutes ago, GeneDavis said:

I'm not a fan of the way those porch roofs resolve into the timberframed entry roof, and would do whatever possible to avoid gabled ends adjacent.

 

Just another place for vermin to congregate and cause havoc for the homeowner.  If possible, this type of design should be for an open roof, or with the timbers in Tudor style sort of bas-relief.  302765557_TudorStyle.jpg.e3c6aae65902f5349a570c9bb976ec2f.jpg 

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