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Need Help With Roof Issue And How To Create It.

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Hello, working with the trial version and will be buying the software soon.   The auto roofs is a great tool but how do you create the roof in Chief like I did in AutoCAD? The entry roof ties into the gable over the bedroom,  the right side of house has a 9' wall, then 1' truss heel raise next to that and the entry has a 2' truss heel raise.  I understand how to raise the wall heights but not sure how to do the roofs.  See attached.

 

Thanks!

Jason

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Try adding invisible walls to define a "porch room".  This should be an easy one.  HTH.

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I would use a railing wall, post to beam. you will have to adjust the roof manually to get that condition. Can be done very easily but you need to read up on roofs to do it.

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Roof planes can generate from where the walls are located.  You can also place one over an open area with no walls at all.

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Ok this is what I have, I tried doing what you told me to do.  Frustrating!  It needs to look like the pic I've attached.

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Your nested gabble looks right but the upper section just needs to close the gap.  You can do that by clicking on a roof edge, punch the #2 key and then the edge of the other roof plane.  They software will close the gap for you.

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Set the ceiling height within this space to be the same as the porch. Leave the porch front wall set as hip.

 

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Build the roof. Adjust the interior walls to get the roof to build like this. post-1284-0-74871600-1450832623_thumb.jpg

 

Edit the roof planes. post-1284-0-53388800-1450832646_thumb.jpg post-1284-0-71936900-1450832738_thumb.jpg

 

Add or change the attic wall. Adjust the pitch on the front roof plane (lock fascia height), and rejoin to adjacent planes.

 

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Looks easy if you know what you're doing!  HA! I've got an online presentation next week with Chief to go through it! Still new to all this fancy software!

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