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Large Overhang Question

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Has anybody modeled anything with a roof like the building pictured? Specifically The exaggerated soffit area and how it also joins the roof return at the corners of the gables. I experimented on a simple gable structure, using the upper pitch option, but couldn't make it work. 

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Yes, I have done a project recently that required compound pitch roofs. You need to set up the pitch changes in each wall specification dialog - roof tab before building roofs. If you are not working from drawn plans you may need to do a little trial and error to figure out the right combinations of roof pitches (the steep pitch set up in the Build Roof Dialog and the lower pitches in the wall dialog box - roof tab input boxes. Once you get the hang of it, it will go rather easily. It may also require some manual editing and manual roof editing is learned by excruciating and rather difficult.trial and error practice and study until you master thinking in your mind's eye while you manipulate the roof plane polylines in plan view. But it is a skill all Architects develop and it is a valuable skill.

 

DJP

 

PS: the attached image is of a project in Houston, Texas. The home was built in a flood plane and had to be elevated above the flood plane and this is an image of the existing home, raised 10' above that flood plane conceptually.

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