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I'm having trouble getting the exterior wall and roof design on a second floor bump out with a gable roof.  Difficult to describe, but the attached photo illustrates what I am trying to do in Chief Architect.  Is this possible to design?

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10 hours ago, Walt-Novice said:

illustrates what I am trying to do in Chief Architect.

 

Are you using Home Designer or Chief?

 

If Chief, go here: https://chieftalk.chiefarchitect.com/

 

If Home Designer, then ...

 

Answers often depend on which title (Suite, Pro etc) and version (2018, 2019 etc) you are using.

 

You can help everyone by adding this info to your signature (see below for how to turn them on, then see mine for an example) by clicking on your user name at the top right of the page, click Account Settings, then Signature on the left.

 

Doing so makes it always available, and keeps others from having to hunt for it.

 

And, turn on signature display too.

 

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10 hours ago, Walt-Novice said:

Is this possible to design?

 

Yes, depending upon what actual software you actually have (what is that, please? Chief Architect creates Chief Architect Premier, Chief Architect Interiors, Home Designer Pro, Home Designer Architectural, Home Designer Suite, Home Designer Interiors, Home Designer Essentials, which one do you have?)

 

DJP

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Thank You!  My product is home designer suite 2019.  I am continuing to seek guidance from the user guide, on line videos etc. and they have been very helpful.  But this one has me stumped so far.

 

Thanks again.

 

Walter

Home Designer Suite 2019

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What's the problem?

 

Draw in walls on 2nd floor, set one to full gable.

 

Posting images of what you see (screen capture) will help others help you.

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Thanks Eric.  I have gotten this far, but I need the wall on the 2nd floor Bump out to be about 2 feet taller, Like a dormer roof.    

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Enclose the bump-out with walls to make it a 'room'.

Open the bump-out  'room' dialog and raise the ceiling.

 

It appears that you have extended the entire wall on that side of the house, instead of only the bump-out.

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OK, I have created the room and tried raising and lowering the rough ceiling.  But the exterior wall on the Bump does not change. 

 

Walter

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You need to rebuild the roof.

 

Set the ceiling height back down in the main space, set the ceiling height up in the bump out.

 

Build the roof, then set the ceilings back to their actual height.

 

Remember roofs build over walls and wall height is controlled by the ceiling height.

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Well I decided to start over to get the basic dimensions more accurate and now I cannot get the roof right despite trying to follow your earlier guidance.  No mater what I do with the room walls, Open, enclosed-  I get an odd roof on the bump out.

 

 

 

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Take a look at the image you posted above.

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I'm sorry to bring this up again, but I just cant seem to recreate my initial success.  See the attached.  The bump out roof seems to be stuck as a half gable and half hip.  How can I correct this without disrupting the other dimensions?  I have tried everything and rebuilt 3 times

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See how the room is defined, and how yours is different? The wall type does not matter -- just that you define a room.

 

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It looks like you are drawing walls inside the exterior walls -- just butt them against.

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