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More Difficulties with Shed Dormers

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I posted a couple of days ago regarding shed dormers.  The long and the short of it is that I had used automatic dormers, but wanted a deck and door and could not do so because with automatic dormers, the lower roof remains (R_v6).  So I started over with the second floor (R_v1 & 2).  I followed the tutorial (R_v3) and am unhappy with the result (R_v4 & 5).  Now I realize that I can keep changing the pitch and ceiling height in order to get the shed dormer and the main roof to meet in the middle of the structure (in order to have the peak in the center), but that is not what I want.  I want the shed dormer to begin further down the peak as in my original plan (R_v6 again).  Is there a way to use the upper/lower pitch tool on manual dormers or can the lower roof be removed from an automatic dormer?

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Say what software title and version you are using and also post a copy of your plan please. Not much fun for us if we have to guess what you are trying to do and with what.

 

DJP

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HDA2012, David it's in Morkas's sig. his thread from 2-3 days ago...https://hometalk.chiefarchitect.com/index.php?/topic/393-anomalies-in-renderings-and-other-questions/

 

 

without the plan to look at I would say either your invisible wall is in the wrong place or you have the Upper Roof Pitch set incorrectly eg at 5/12 not 10/12 on the Dormer front wall.

 

M.

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Mick,

Thanks for your suggestions. Through a lot of trial and error I have most of it figured out. One last thing: the dormer side walls extend beyond the house in the full camera view, but not the floor plan view. I left these walls in the default siding so it might be easier to see. Any clue why?

Thanks,

Teresa

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It is not unusual for the software to leave you unwanted loose ends, often auto-generated "Attic Walls" that serve no aparent purpose other than to annoy end users. The software is just mechanical, it does not think or have judgement and so often leaves you with its wrong actions to handle manually.

In many cases you locate the unwanted auto-generated wall segments and manually program them to be "invisible" (deleting them is often a waste of time since the software mechanically created them, and deleting them will merely cause them to be recreated again by the software).

I believe the unwanted wall segments will actually be found to exist in terms of plan view on the second floor or on the "Attic" level (A) where they can be selected and programmed (marked with a check mark) to be "invisible". Take a look and see if that is found to be true for you.

 

DJP

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if David's tips don't help post again with a copy of the plan

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