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Trying to place a Shed style roof over front of house

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This is my first time posting in this forum. Enjoying the learning process of this software.  I am having trouble finding help on a specific roof issue and was wondering if someone can point me in the right direction.  I've looked through both manuals and the help videos on building a manual roof, but can't seem to get one section of my roof correct.

 

I am trying to place a Shed style roof over the main living area which intersects with a Gable style roof over the garage.  The garage Gable roof is rendering fine but the Shed style roof over the main living area is rendering with unwanted vertices.  

 

I have been able to get the roof close to what I want by setting the properties of the living area outside walls to High Shed/Gable, then under Build Roof I unchecked Use Existing Baselines option, but it's rendering extra vertices that I would like to remove from the roof lines.  

 

I have attached photos (with problem roof marked with a yellow arrow) and relative screenshots as well as the plan.  Thank you in advance for any help!

 

John Burns

Chief Architect Professional 2016

Version 17.1.2.20SX
Macbook Pro

OSX Yosemite

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The wall to the right of the door, and the 2 short walls on each side of the window bump-out, need to be set as gable walls.   To extend the roof next to each side of the bump-out, use the gable/roof line tool (look in the toolbar roof icon).  Check your reference manual or the knowledge base for info about the gable/roof line tool.

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Jo_Ann is correct all your walls need to be set to Full gable  , the High Shed setting is basically only for telling the software what is the High side of a Shed Roof , the two side walls would still be Full Gable ...check you manual for Shed Roof if you don't quite follow what I am saying.

 

You have Pro , so have Manual Roof Tools , so can drag the rooflines out/in etc as needed, so check out the Manual Roof Tools too,

http://www.homedesignersoftware.com/support/article/KB-00415/52/Home-Designer/Roofs/Creating-Hip-and-Gable-Roofs-Manually.html

 

I find I don't need to play with Base/Gable line much at all myself. here is a tutorial though....

http://www.homedesignersoftware.com/support/article/KB-00062/52/Home-Designer/Roofs/Using-the-Gable-Roof-Line-Tool.html

http://www.homedesignersoftware.com/support/article/KB-00544/52/Home-Designer/Roofs/Modifying-a-Roof-Baseline.html

 

this might help too

http://www.homedesignersoftware.com/support/article/KB-00388/52/Home-Designer/Roofs/Extending-a-Roof-Plane-Over-a-Bumpout.html

 

 

and it would be a good idea to add your info to your forum signature so you don't need to add it to each post in the future. ie

 

John Burns

Chief Architect Professional 2016

Version 17.1.2.20SX
Macbook Pro

OSX Yosemite

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Thank you very much, Jo_Anne and Kbird1!  I'm following your recommendations and will post my results shortly.
Much appreciated!

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Success!  Great advice.  Thank you again, Jo_anne and Kbird1!

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