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Hi,
 
I recently bough a townhouse, and I'm trying to draw the house in chief architect the house before I select everything (colors, furniture, ..)
 
But I'm  having trouble on some part of my house,

 

it's the extended part that has a flat roof (I don't know how to do this either).
This part has a small raised piece that is surrounded with glass, with some support beams on the corners

 

I've included 2 attachments of similar setups,

but the idea would be that the top of my glass 'box' would be the same as a normal flat roof (that black material I can't find the name right now)

 

I've included an attachment on how I see this;

  • The top drawing is a side view,
  • the middle drawing is a top view
  • and the bottom drawing is a sort of 3D-ish drawing of the house and extended part.

 

This is the current plan of the house (without the elevating in the roof, of that I don't have any plans yet)

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I'm currently using Chief Architect X8

 

Could anyone make something that has this included? so I can continue to design the house in that file.
 - and / or - 

Give me some instruction (or a tutorial) on how to do this?

 

 

Already thanks in advance for reading this!

Greetings Glenn

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Hey Glenn, you would be better off posting this in the

General Q&A section. But that being said I think you

can get what you are after.

 

Here I used Polyline Subtraction to put a hole in the

flat section of the roof (manually draw this roof plane

and set it's pitch to 0). Then I went up to the second

floor and built a little room around the hole. Change

the Room Type to "Open Below". Put windows in the

four walls and changed the roof material to Standard

Glass. Put P-Solid frame around the top.

 

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Looks a lot like the thing I want thanks!!

gonna check on how to do this when I get home

 

now just an small additional question:

for  a flat roof the borders are a bit raised (around 20cm), how would you do this?

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Not sure what you are referring to. If you want to put a raised

edge on the flat portion of the roof just draw a line around the

edge of the roof plane in plan view and convert it to a Molding

Polyline or a 3D Molding Polyline. Then you can assign to it

whatever molding profile you like. Here I added an approximately

20cm x 20cm (8" x 8") border to the roof plane.

 

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xxx

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Well thank you!

going to test this out tonight.

But that looks like the thing I need!

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I tried doing it, but I couldn't figure out on how to cut the roof, 

I drawed a polyline box, and clicked on subtstract, but then I need to do what?

and on what floor do I have to do this? 1 or 2?

 

Or can you upload the plan u use in your screenshots?

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I tried doing it, but I couldn't figure out on how to cut the roof, 

I drawed a polyline box, and clicked on subtstract, but then I need to do what?

and on what floor do I have to do this? 1 or 2?

 

Or can you upload the plan u use in your screenshots?

 

You actually need to select the roof plane first, click on the polyline subtraction tool, and then click the polyline you drew for the hole...

 

OR

 

...just select the roof plane and then click "Create Hole"...

 

OR

 

...select your plain polyline, click "Convert Polyline" and then select "Hole In Roof / Custom Ceiling" from the list...

 

OR

 

...Build>Roof>Skylight.  Draw the skylight, open the DBX and uncheck "Skylight".

 

There may be other methods as well.  But those are a few options. 

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You need to highlight the roof plane that you want to put

a hole in and then click on the Polyline Subtraction icon.

Can't seem to find the plan, not sure if I saved it, but here

is the process I used.

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You need to highlight the roof plane that you want to put

a hole in and then click on the Polyline Subtraction icon.

Can't seem to find the plan, not sure if I saved it, but here

is the process I used.

 

Thanks for the guide!

 

but when I tried to remake this, the skyroof worked, but i had some problems with the walls on the next level.

and the indoor wals didn't seem to behave correctly

- see the checker wall still having some plasterboard on the right

- they drop about 20 cm below the ceiling

 

I've included the roofplane setup and the settings of the room below.

 

you can download the .plan here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2-ArxcNDzdQb19id1JMSnYzN1E/view?usp=sharing

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Had a quick play with your plan. Cleaned up a few

issues and finished off your "glass box" on the roof.

Your hole in the roof was considerably larger than I

had envisioned. Hope this helps you out.

 

 

 

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