DianeP

full auto roof return and other roof question

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HI All,  I have problems with the auto roof working on one of my garage gables.  Also have two ridge areas over the front porch I want  to get rid of and planned on doing it manually later.  It would be nice to carry along with the auto roof working as long as possible, so if anyone has a fix please let me know.  Thanks!!!!

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When the auto roof return function fails, you must draw the returns manually if you are set on having them.

 

DJP

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Thanks David.  I did see under a different post that Doug at Chief Support wanted plans like this to try to get the program problems fixed.  Do you know how I would go about getting it to Chief support?

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Dont no if this will cause other problem but i selected same height eaves and that got it working

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Thanks Mark!!!!  The same height eaves on the build roof dialog was the answer for the full return.  

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Hi Dianne,

 

Does the external walls suppose to have that small step in the brickwork?

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Hi George, Only on the front where there is brick to siding.  Is that the step you meant?   The foundation has brick attached that I have lined up with the brick on the brick to siding pony wall on the front.  It makes a line where the foundation joins.  Not sure if there was a way to get rid of that line.  Would be great if I  could since it is ugly.  

 

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Diane,

You can make the walls align in several ways. The first 3 that come to mind are...

1. Change the thickness of the brick veneer on that foundation wall to 4-7/16"

2. Set the foundation offset in the wall definition for the upper walls to 9/16"

3. Move the brick veneer on the foundation walls down to a main layer and then set the upper walls to foundation to exterior of brick.

Also, I just happened to notice the 2 outside corners on the front of your house have a funky void on the corner. Open those 2 front walls one at a time and on the wall type tab under pony wall, set it to display the lower wall in plan view...Now click on Edit Wall Layer Intersections and use the edit handle for that exterior brick layer to drag it out to meet the face of the brick on that adjacent wall. When you're done fixing both walls you can set it back to displaying the upper wall in plan view.

Hope that helps.

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I was talking about all the walls have a small step everywhere, where the foundation walls meet with the walls above

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Thanks George.  That was what was causing the ugly line I mentioned.   I used the method mentioned by Michael and corrected it.  Thanks for noticing what was causing the problem.

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