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OK I'm adding a simple porch with a ceiling and gable roof height lower than the gable roof of an existing house.

All is well except one wall has a siding height lower than the top plate.

I redefined the three new walls for a ceiling height of 96", so that the new gable roof will be lower than the existing roof behind.

 

Can't get the porch walls right! What am I doing wrong?

 

Thanks.

Patrick 2.plan

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20 minutes ago, Bill98502 said:

I redefined the three new walls for a ceiling height of 96"

 

Walls don't control ceiling height, ceiling height, and the roof control walls.

 

22 minutes ago, Bill98502 said:

Can't get the porch walls right! What am I doing wrong?

 

What is right? I'm not even sure where the porch is.

 

I subtracted 12" from the ceiling height and auto built the roof -- did I guess correctly?

 

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Have you upgraded to Pro? 

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Eric, yes you were exactly right. I am adding a covered porch at the front of the main structure. Obviously it is not complete. Wanted to get the walls and roof first.

 

Should I upgrade to Pro? Will it help?

Thanks much,

Bill

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13 minutes ago, Bill98502 said:

Should I upgrade to Pro? Will it help?

 

Not for this roof. Were you able to build it?

 

If it were me, I'd keep the new roof aligned with the main roof. You will end up with a narrow space between the 2 that's not accessible with the lowered porch roof.

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Eric, yes I was able to build it  but not with your magic touch.

Realize that much of this is a learning experience for me.

Good point re: new gable porch roof aligned with main roof.

 

Bill

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Failing or having difficulty is part of anyone's learning curve, just stay at it.

 

DJP

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So true, thank you David.

My first drafting class was in high school, 1958. A few things have changed.

 

Bill

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