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Need help with roof top deck/structure

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Hello,

 

I am trying to create a rooftop deck with a parapet wall and a small rec room. The entire roof is a flat deck surrounded by the 3ft parapet wall. The rec room is in the center, and is attached to the parapet wall on 1 side. I achieved the parapet wall by creating a railing all the way around the structure.

 

The problems I’m having are:

1. The walls of the Rec room are backwards, meaning the exterior of the wall is facing inside. 

2. I can’t get the roof to create right.

3. Since the walls are reversed I can’t create interior walls

 

You can see from attachment 1 I am unable to get a roof build. Attachment 2 is the drawing from the architect that I am trying to match (this is my home that I am currently building). Attachment 3 is the plan pic Attachment 4 is the 3rd floor plan.

 

Can anyone help me with a starting point as to how they would build this? Im using HD Architectural 2016 Mac.

 

TIA

 

 

 

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When a wall is selected, there is a tool in the Edit Toolbar to reverse the layers.

 

See the images for the roof problem.

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re prob. no#1 it looks like you drew them in an anticlockwise direction (right to left) which is why they are reversed , but the reverse button as Eric mentioned will fix that.

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Wow thank you so much everyone for taking the time to help, especially the youtube video, Much appreciated, I will give it a go tonight when Im at home..

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Thanks for the help all, I was able to get the roof on the 3rd floor done properly. But as you can see it has created problems with the roof on all other floors. You can see from the attached architects drawings how is it supposed to look.

 

Related question:

Is it possible in this version of HD to control the 3 sections of roof independently? I haven’t found a way yet at least.

 

(I have not yet created the second floor balcony, so the roof on the front of the house isn’t expected to be correct.)

 

 

 

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You control the roof with settings made to the rooms and walls below. 

 

What "problems" are being caused by the 3rd floor roof?

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You have not correctly set the roof tab on the walls that need to be set as 'gable'.

Then you will get the correct result.

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What "problems" are being caused by the 3rd floor roof?

solver, problems in the sense that I couldn’t get them to be the way I wanted.

 

All, I was able to get the rear 2nd floor roof as I wanted it. I had to split 2 of the walls on the long sides of the house to be able to create the roof like I wanted it. 

 

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Jo_Ann, can you please give me a quick idea of how you created the 2nd floor balcony/roof?

 

 

Thanks All…

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2nd floor: Use 3 deck railing walls, post to ceiling style.   Designate the room a deck>choose 'ceiling over this room'.  Front wall roof tab is set as  gable.

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