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Cathedral or Vaulted Ceiling with Flat Center

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How do I create a cathedral ceiling with a flat ceiling plane in the center when one of the bearing walls is exterior and the other is interior? I'm also curious how this gets done in a vaulted ceiling application where both bearing walls are interior walls. This is an easy task when both bearing walls are exterior; however I haven't been able to figure it out when one or both bearing walls are interior.

In my first attempt, I used the ceiling plane tool to create a plane with a slope of 0" and then manipulate the height of the room; however, I couldn't get it to attach to the underside of the roof or the ceiling plane bearing on the interior wall so I must've been way off trying to create it that way. 

 

 

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Just think through what you need to do.

 

I have 2 rooms, one with a raised ceiling -- how would you do that?

 

Once that's done, what is needed to form the missing ceiling?

 

Answers depend on the roof -- auto rebuild, or not.

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So after getting to that point, is it as simple as creating a ceiling plane from the interior wall up to the flat ceiling?

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The easiest way is to lower the ceiling height to 60" or so, then turn off auto rebuild roofs and reset to the default ceiling height.

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Having similar problems with my existing tri-level home there is a cathedral ceiling (all open and supported by 4 laminated beams) over the kitchen and second floor living areas.

How do I get the software to show these beams and maintain that long sloping roof over this area? If I uncheck the ceiling over the rooms the roof shows up as wildly out of proportion and changes the underlying area as i delete the roof. Hope you can see what I am referencing in the pictures attached to my signature!

 

Is this roof plane and beam thing beyond the HD Suites capabilities?

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