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I'm having trouble learning how to draw a Grambrel roof the way I want it in Chief Architect and so Im looking for someone I can pay to tutor me to get what I want. I would like someone that is familiar with the Gambrel roof's that can also offer framing suggestions. I have never framed one before so a little lost in where to start.

Any help would be appreciated.

This is the exact look I'm going for:
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This is the house I want to convert to a second floor (or loft), Gambrel roof

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This can be done very easily with auto roofs.

Build your second floor.

Go back to the level 1 floor - because we are going to build the roof of this level.

Make the 2 end walls Full Gable Walls.

Make the side walls Hips.

Open the Build Roof dbx.

Check Auto Rebuild Roofs and Ignore Top (2nd) Floor.

Enter the lower pitch value and check Upper Pitch.

Enter the appropriate values.

You should have something like the pic.

You will probably have to go through it and fine tune some of the parameters.

Make a donation to charity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On 6/23/2021 at 12:55 AM, glennw said:

This can be done very easily with auto roofs.

Build your second floor.

Go back to the level 1 floor - because we are going to build the roof of this level.

Make the 2 end walls Full Gable Walls.

Make the side walls Hips.

Open the Build Roof dbx.

Check Auto Rebuild Roofs and Ignore Top (2nd) Floor.

Enter the lower pitch value and check Upper Pitch.

Enter the appropriate values.

You should have something like the pic.

You will probably have to go through it and fine tune some of the parameters.

Make a donation to charity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Screen Shot 2021-06-23 at 5.44.35 pm.jpg

 

Glen,
Thanks for your help. Can you give me a little more guidance and I will give you my first born! lol

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That problem is being caused by the junction of the upper floor platform, external wall and roof bearing location.

Can you do a quick detail of that junction.

Can you make the lower pitch flatter than what you have?

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16 hours ago, glennw said:

That problem is being caused by the junction of the upper floor platform, external wall and roof bearing location.

Can you do a quick detail of that junction.

Can you make the lower pitch flatter than what you have?

 

Thank you sir!

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