FSNut01 Posted May 6, 2017 Share Posted May 6, 2017 I have been struggling to complete the exterior of our barn plan so that I can begin a project of adding lean-to roofs to both sides of the barn this summer. I think I managed to finally get the roof correct but can't seem to get the dormers right. I get almost there but something or another never looks right about them. Rafters poke through or there are holes where they shouldn't be or the roof planes don't line up where they should etc.. I have read and re-read the manuals regarding dormers, watched videos until I am dizzy and experimented over and over but still can't get them to my satisfaction. I would like some advice please. This barn is 5 years old. The upper floor is called an attic but I am wondering if I should approach it as a second floor in Home Designer. The upper floor is finished as a rec room and at some point I would like to model it as such for space planning purposes so is calling it an attic going to throw me off in the future and would it make creating these dormers easier? The roof pitches are 12:5 and 5:12. The front wall of the dormers should be continuous with the walls below and the roof of the dormer is even with the upper roof. I have tried auto dormers, floating dormers and manually creating the dormers. The only one I had any luck with is the auto dormer tool. When I tried manually creating them they would appear in the plan and in a 3d view until I added the roof and then they would disappear from the 3d view but still show in the plan view. I also can't get the software to cut the walls at the roof inside. Attached is the plan I am currently working on and a photo showing what the dormer looks like. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Barn 2017 w Dormers.plan Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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