Rafters resting on Ridge Beam


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Home Designer Pro user  -  I did a search and did not find anything in the forums specifically discussing my issue, so I started a new thread and my apologies in advance if this is already being discussed in another thread.

In my design for a 1 1/2 story house, I am having issues trying to get the rafters to rest on the ridge beam.  I have it set up that way in the framing selections but when I look at the framing orthographic view it is showing the rafters butting up to the ridge beam.  

I am having other issues related to this but hoping if I can fix the design to have the rafters sitting on top of the ridge beam, it may resolve the other problems.

Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

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15 minutes ago, rforce said:

I have it set up that way in the framing selections


Unfortunately, there is no control over where the ridge builds. You will need to delete it and draw in your own, or move it down and manually extend the rafters. Group select and extend.


You can set the ridge to 1/16 x 1/16, but cannot simply turn it off, of make it 0 x 0.

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