Sign in to follow this  
Jasontmf

Roof Gables Please help!

Recommended Posts

So i wanted a taller pitch on the 4 gables coming off the main house. I read all the knowledge base material and watched videos.  I half way figured it out. Although i am left with the gables not even connecting main roof at the top.

Screenshot (2).png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You just need to connect all the edges with the Join Roof Planes Tool. (Edit Toolbar, looks like 2 triangles).

 

Select an edge, click the Join tool (or press 2 -- the join tool shortcut) and select the edge to join it to.

 

You could auto build this roof by changing roof settings in the walls under the steeper roof planes.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you, I was able to get a few of them to work with the join roof planes tool but not all. Also the gutter boards dont line up

Screenshot (3).png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And i cant get this gable end gable to line up with the main house.  I want a high wall on the left side of the man door

Screenshot (4).png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When you manually change pitch on a roof plane, you must be aware of where it pivots. 

 

The default is baseline -- read up on baseline for more info.

 

In your case you want to pivot at the fascia, so you would lock the fascia height first, then change the pitch.

 

You will probably still have a problem where the lower pitch porch roof intersects the steeper roofs, and may need to change the fascia board height to get a seamless joint.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is a matter of symmetry in that if you want symmetry, the baselines of the roofs must line up from one end of the house to the other, easy if you think of it in terms of simple geometry.

 

DJP 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here is a quick video -- no sound.

 

Start by extend the front wall across to give you a reference for drawing the roof plane.

 

Draw a CAD line from the ridge across to give the new roof plane something to snap to.

 

Draw the new plane.

 

Copy it and reflect about the CAD line. 

 

Pull the edge up.

 

 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Im almost there!  The gables all connect and the baselines are correct. This high wall is the final hurdle.5a667d5b110e1_Screenshot(6).thumb.png.3ae0d901741890032cf7ea52321a5885.png

Screenshot (5).png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in



Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this