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Creating a Roof With Multiple Styles

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Good Morning,

 

I'm a novice user, so please bear with me. I'm trying to create a model of a school building that features a variety of roof types: gables over some rooms, and hipped over others (see a similar architectural rendering in the attached image. In the image I have attached, you can see that there are two gabled roofs that I have put a red rectangle around, and each of these is over a separate classroom. When I try to do this, I get one gable that spans both rooms. I tried adding a wall break in the exterior wall of the classrooms, but this didn't work.

 

I've watched one of the longer webinars on creating roofs, but it didn't really help me figure out how to solve this issue. If there are other videos I should consult, please let me know which ones they are. And, since I am probably using the wrong vocabulary to discuss this problem, please let me know so I can ask better questions or perform better searches in the knowledge base.

 

Thank you.

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In Suite your main adjustment tools relative to roof height is the ceiling height setting of the roof over which your roofs build when ordered. You raise or lower roofs by the ceiling height setting per enclosed area.

 

In terms of roof customization, you are limited only to Room Dialog Box Settings and how you pre-program walls on their "Roof Tabs" of their Wall Specification Dialogs per space, per instance. Basic roof types can be studied in the "Build Roof Dialog - Roof Styles Tab". It takes a while to learn so you follow your study by practicing with simple plans until you learn the right settings and procedures that work for a particular result.

 

DJP

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Dear Mr. Potter,

 

Thank you for your response. I will watch that tutorial immediately and any others that you suggest.  I'm not exactly sure what you mean by the following:

On 4/3/2019 at 1:18 PM, DavidJPotter said:

you are limited only to Room Dialog Box Settings and how you pre-program walls on their "Roof Tabs" of their Wall Specification Dialogs per space, per instance.

Are you saying that my version of Chief Architect only provides a Room Dialog Box where I can adjust settings? If so, does that mean that I can't create a large structure with various roof styles and pitches, like the ones in the image I provided?

 

I'm asking because I'd like to know that before I try to create something like that for my colleagues.

 

Thanks again!

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David was saying Suite lacks the manual roof tools needed to make this type of roof easy. 

 

Your image shows little detail, but see if this helps. You just need to understand the software -- how it works, and use that knowledge to help you create your model.

 

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