help needed with a roof

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I'm a newbie with chief architect, but I have read the manual, and spent quite a few hours trying different ways of getting my roof to work. Without success...


The house has two , single storied cabins at a 45 degree angle, with a two storied atrium/glasshouse between them. There is a mezzanine floor, which should have views in all directions. I've attached three screenshots from sketch up. 


I'm having trouble with defining the side walls on the atrium - they have a tendency to not meet the roof. I've defining the roof as a drop roof. 


In the file attached, the roof of the atrium does not draw at all (although I think I've correctly defined the gable and high shed sides).


Any advice on defining the sloping glass roof, and dealing with the gable sides would be gratefully received. 


Untitled 1.plan




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Are you using Chief or Home Designer?


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I don't know how to do the roof in Suite.


Looks like you are skilled in SketchUp, so consider making a symbol of the glass and side walls, then importing into Suite.

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