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Lower lean-to roof on gable wall

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post-5904-0-37899100-1455031037_thumb.pngI am having difficulty creating a small shed type roof which ends at the higher gable wall (does not connect to top roof).

 

Please see attached image.

 

Ho can this roof be created without affecting the main gable roof of the house? 

 

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Lower the ceiling height and Gable the 2 side walls, lower the pitch to 6 or lower.

 

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It helps if we know what title (Suite, Pro etc) and version (2014, 2015 etc) you are using. You can add this info to your signature by clicking on your user name at the top right of the page, click My Settings, then Signature on the left. 


 


 


Resources for self help:

 

The built in Help System (always a good place to start)

 


 


 


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Lowering the ceiling height and specifying Gable walls did not work for me.  The roof still is connected to the main roof and turns out as a mashed up combination.

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It's quicker for us to provide help if you will upload the plan file. Make sure it's closed in Suite.

 

Otherwise we are just guessing.

 

Only the 2 side walls need to be Full Gable. 

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Bella 1082.planEric,
Attached is the plan file.

 

While you have it, the roof over the sunroom is also not correct.  The overhang should be 18" on both sides and the gable wall was not generated correctly.

 

Thank you very much for your help.

 

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I encourage you to send this in to tech support. I've looked, even redrawn your plan in Chief Premier and the roof does not build as expected.

 

The roofs build only if the ceiling height is lowered.

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A little bit of trickery required.

Divide the bump-out room with a wall (as shown), and use the settings shown.
Move the high shed wall in or out until everything builds correct.

Keep checking your structure settings dialog to make sure the program doesn't auto check the box for 'roof over this room'.

It can be finicky.

Move up to the attic level, and drag each existing gable attic wall over to connect with the main wall of the house.
This fills the hole left in the exterior gable wall by the 'no roof' room.

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Thank you Jo_Ann! the roof finally builds correctly with your suggestion. 

Although I still have a problem: The gable wall does not show the correct siding. 

I had the same problem on the sunroom but was able to correct it (somewhat) by moving the interior invisible wall).

 

I tried to move the interior wall in attic and floor for the lean-to roof and set the roof overhang to 0" for all walls of this room (the overhang seems to be 18" based on the global roof setting, no matter what you enter as the individual wall overhang value).

 

Any other suggestions?

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The program should build this without the user resorting to trickery. The shed roof builds fine if the ceiling height is lowered so the roof stays within the first floor.

 

I suggested sending to tech support so they will have a record of this and sometime in the next 20 or so years, might have a fix for it.

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There are quite a few situations with the automatic roof generator that you can use "trickery" to get what you want, then just turn off Auto Rebuild for the roof and make further adjustments.  Call it trickery, or workarounds, or what have you, but it's nice that there's ways to do complex roofs without having to upgrade to get Roof Groups and the other manual capabilities offered in Pro.  I was able to get by for many years using the less advanced versions using those techniques.

(I was going to say that Jo_Ann's steps worked without the results shown in your last screenshot, but I see now that she's already written back to reread them.  :) )

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