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Gable Roof with missing exterior wall material

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Dormer 4.zipDear Fellow Users,

I have been using these programs since they were put out by Broderbund and you would think that by now I would have figured out how to build any roof I want, but no, I haven’t.  I really liked the facade of  “Gable Dormer Cottage”, so I downloaded it.  I made many modifications, but not (intentionally) to the front porch. I have tried every trick I know to correct this problem with no luck.  I do realize that I have probably made changes to the plan just by experimenting with the walls and roofs.  But, please someone, tell me what I am doing wrong.

 

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You might post an image of the problem. I don't see any missing exterior wall material.

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Dear Eric,

 

Thank you very much for replying to my post.  Here is a view of the front of the cottage.

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Frances,

 

You need to toggle up to the <A> or attic level and find the wall that is building short over the porch and manually extend its length to the left so it fills in properly, The software does this sort of thing all the time and it is up to you to then repair such short falls.

 

DJP

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I've had some luck with messing with the invisible box - David is right though, this is where I've been able to remedy the problem most, but working on the attic level.

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When opened with Pro,  the attic wall shows with siding.

When opened with Architectural, the siding is missing.

On that attic wall missing the siding,  do a careful, slight, control /drag back towards the house, until the siding appears.

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Dear Jo_Ann,

  This is a wonderful fix; thank you so much.  I do think the exterior should show with a perfectly straight wall, but I am well satisfied with this work around.  If I had only known. Thank you so very much. I would love to know why this works and why the issue occurs sometimes but not others. I would also like world peace. So, there you go.

 

Sincerely,

Frannie 

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Grab the end of the corrected attic wall, and drag it over the remaining attic wall.   This will give you a straight wall with no jog.

 

I think the issue occurs when a roof overhang  (unseen roof overhang)  cuts into another exterior wall.

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