Cary_M

How to get a separate shed roof over box window

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I've done a couple plans for my husband's construction company with my Home Designer Pro 9.0 over the years, but not many.  I still consider myself a newbie.  Since I've never found a house plan I love, I'm making my own, but I'm having trouble with some of the Craftsman details.  Specifically, I would like to figure out how to draw the type of roof over a window as seen in the attachment, but can't figure it out with either the box window or doing the window manually.  It seems to be so easy, but not sure how to put the shed roof on correctly.  I've watched multiple videos, but they don't help with my specific questions.  If it helps, I have Windows 7.  Thank you!

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1) Please fill out your Signature -- see below.

 

2) Draw the roof plane manually, or make the bumpout a room of its own, and configure a shed roof over it.

 

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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 Account Settings, then Signature on the left. Doing so makes it always available, and this info is often key to providing a good suggestion

 

Resources for self help:

 

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

 

 

 

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If you are using the "Box Window" tool it has a dialog box with three different roof settings for the auto roof builder. If those are insufficient then do as Eric suggests by taking the rectangular roof and edit it into a shed roof plane. Roof planes have a dialog box as well for simple editing of those objects. If you have not yet done so, your software comes with a free "Users Guide and Reference Manual" found under the "Help" menu of the main toolbar. You should study these two documents and use the built in Help Files (select the kind of object you wish to learn about and then Press the "F1" key). Not something to be done in an afternoon but you can work on this kind of study followed by practice of what you learned in short, daily self-training sessions over time. If you will do this you will quickly master the software and its tools and settings. If you do not you will never become certain of how to get things done with this. It is your choice to make.

 

DJP

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Like solver said, make a bumpout and gable the side walls, set the pitch you want and that's it.

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