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I'm having issues, can someone tell me where I am making my mistake? I have spent the last 90 minutes reading and watching dormer creation videos.

 

I'm going to attempt to get it right, but in the mean time, I am open for input.

 

This is a 2018 HD pro file. 

 

 

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10 minutes ago, BBCfan said:

 

I'm having issues, can someone tell me where I am making my mistake?

 

 

What are the issues?

 

11 minutes ago, BBCfan said:

I'm going to attempt to get it right

 

What is "right"?

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I am trying to place shed dormers on the plan.

 

I can get two placed over the garage. One on front, one one back. At that point things look good.

 

Then when I go to place a shed dormer on the back wall along the hall way leading to the bath / bedroom area, it caused my first two to go haywire. 

 

Basically by the time I add a third dormer anywhere it causes the previous ones to abort / self destruct. 

 

I have the knee walls placed and marked, the space behind them marked as attic space. 

 

Should I explode the first two once placed? 

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1) Move main roof planes up one level.

 

2) Right click on a dormer and select Explode Dormer.

 

3) Place a skylight at the corner of the dormer. Open it and uncheck Skylight. Resize it to make a hole in the roof for your dormer walls to come through. Adjust as needed.

 

 

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37 minutes ago, solver said:

1) Move main roof planes up one level.

 

2) Right click on a dormer and select Explode Dormer.

 

3) Place a skylight at the corner of the dormer. Open it and uncheck Skylight. Resize it to make a hole in the roof for your dormer walls to come through. Adjust as needed.

 

 

When I get it all looking like it will work, I will do what you say. I have to be sure when I explode them they are going to be symmetrical back to back & tall enough to utilize.

 

In the mean time I assume where the wall height says 60" that is for the 3 walls of the dormer? I'm still learning using the cross section tools, so before I commit to a height, I like to measure it as if I was standing on the floor. 

 

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Exploding them now, and creating your own hole in the roof gives you complete freedom to easily adjust them.

 

 

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5 hours ago, solver said:

1) Move main roof planes up one level.

 

 

 

 

How is this done? I may have screwed it up, as I exploded both dormers already. 

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Although it appears that you changed the default roof pitch to 10",  the two main roof planes are still set at 8".  Raise those to at least 10" and you will start to see more of the ceiling.

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1 hour ago, BBCfan said:
6 hours ago, solver said:

1) Move main roof planes up one level.

 

 

 

 

How is this done? I may have screwed it up, as I exploded both dormers already. 

 

Right click on a roof plane, choose Display On Floor Above.

 

This gets all your roof planes on one level making it easier to see how they relate.

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