ElkRivers

Gull Wing Roof

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Can anyone help me?

I'm trying to re-create a roof situation where only part of the roof plane is a gull wing roof, and only on one side of the gable.  It is to cover the part of the upstairs bedroom that sticks out from the main exterior wall.  I want a 5/10 pitch until 3'6" in from the baseline, and then 10/12 pitch but can't get it to show up when I try.

The last screen shot (elevation) shows the condition I'm trying to achieve.  I had previously drawn it as two roof planes.

 I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong.

If anyone has any ideas, I'd appreciate them.

Thanks.

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Thank you, David.  

Yes, it does help.  But the reason I want the gull wing roof is to visually bring the tall roofline down a couple of feet, and to add a bit of interest by having another slope on the end.  Could you tell me why it doesn't work when I try to specify the lower and upper roof pitches?

Thanks.

Karen

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18 minutes ago, ElkRivers said:

Could you tell me why it doesn't work when I try to specify the lower and upper roof pitches?

 

This setting only works with auto roofs.

 

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It's not clear if this is a new house or a remodel, but if new, there may be an alternate roof plan.

 

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It is a new plan, so I can look into other options...

I didn't understand that the multiple pitch roof only worked with auto roofs.  Now I understand why it wasn't doing what I wanted it to!

Thank you.

Karen

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In order for auto-build roofs to work in this case you would either have to work out the exact setting in that single wall the exact height for the transition of the second roof plane. I myself would just draw it manually using trial and error until I got just the right combination of pitches to get the desired result (I never was good at math per se, so manual roofs, trial and error works best for me).

 

DJP

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My take on doing the Gullwing manually.

 

I'll suggest Jo Ann shows the baseline in the wrong spot on the lower roof plane. Let the program auto build and this configuration and see where the baselines are.

 

 

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