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Roof on Front Porch

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post-6940-0-97113400-1460654483_thumb.jpgHello,

 

I am working on a simple 1.5 story cape with a 12/12 roof in Home Designer Architectural 2016 on a Mac and have added a front porch. I have followed several on-line tutorials and for the life of me, I can't figure out the roof over the porch without destroying my main roof line. I want to add a 6 pitch shed roof over the porch.

 

I am obviously missing something but I can't see it. 

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Really need more information about how/if the porch roof needs to integrate with the main roof.


Search Help for "upper pitch".


 


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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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Solver,

 

Thanks. I added the version to my signature per your suggestion but I did have HD Architectural 2016 in my post. I tried help topics, forum tutorials and YouTube first and they were helpful with many things but I am obviously missing something elemental on the roof addition.

 

I don't want to integrate the two roofs, just add the porch roof to the gable wall depicted in my attachment.

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Your picture shows 2 decks, you did not say which one you were wanting a roof over.

 

Posting the plan file will help us make good suggestions, and pictures of your attempt would help too.

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My question was in reference to the porch on the gable end of the house with the post to beam supports.

I am attaching the plan in progress.

 

Thanks very much.

 

 

030816e.plan

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Lower the roof pitch for Porch,  you can also gable the side walls

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That configuration produces a rather awkward connection at the outside.

 

What are your expectations there?

 

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Not related to your question, but I've never see a so perfect, so wrong roof.

 

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My expectation was to add a simple shed roof to the porch tied into the gable wall.

 

Thanks again.

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Here you go.....

 

Lowered the ceiling height to 60"

 

Change the side Rails to full gable and lowered the pitch on all rails to 6"

 

Resized the Porch

post-3421-0-28300400-1460666790_thumb.png030816e-1.plan

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My expectation was to add a simple shed roof to the porch tied into the gable wall.

 

Thanks again.

 

I don't see how that will work with a full width porch -- do you?

 

Not trying to be difficult, just trying to find the best solution.

 

I'm not sure the program will do this. It's been tried in the past and the software is always confused when a shed roof butts a gable.

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Using LawB10's file I did the following video:



DJP

PS: I did not think of this while making the video but the floor of the porch could be lowered as well since the raising of the porch ceiling has a vanishing point.

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Thank you all for your assistance. Your help is much appreciated.

 

Solver,

Shortening the length of the porch is a good idea and I actually like it better.

 

LawB10,

I will study your file to try and see where I was going wrong. It is very helpful.

 

David,

Your video was very helpful. I will continue to tweak my plan using your tips.

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