jamesadam

Hip roof over bump-out on gable wall

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I'm using Home Designer Suite 2015 and trying to build a hip roof over a bump-out on a wall with a gable roof, but what I get is shown in image 1. The plan is image 2. The roof settings on all three sections of the main wall and the wall in the attic are "Full Gable Wall". Does anyone know how to do this?

 

Thanks for your help.

 

James

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You have the right and left hand walls set to "Full Gable Wall" on the "Roof Tab" of each wall's dialog box, uncheck that and then hip roofs will then build.

 

DJP

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Thanks DJP, but that just gives me a hip roof over both the main wall and the bump-out. I'm trying to get a gable over the main wall and a hip roof over the bump-out. I can get a separate gable over each, but I can't seem to mix the two. Any other ideas?

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Is the bump-out a window?   Usually that type of bump-out has a lower ceiling.

If you lower the finished ceiling in the bump-out 'room'  by about 12 5/8", I think your hip roof will build.

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Thanks Jo Ann, that worked, althogh I don't want the ceiling any lower in the bump-out. If there's no other way to do it, I'll just have to make a note to the builder.

 

James

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You could auto build a second floor on the house and set the finished ceiling to 0".    Then delete the walls that form the 2nd story bump-out.

Return to floor 1 and reset the bump-out ceiling to the default value.

At least this way your bump-out ceiling will be the same as the house ceiling.

 

I have no idea why the program won't allow the bump-out roof and gable roof to co-exist normally.   :huh:

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Sounds like the OLD " 12" Roof line height BUG "  too me

 

try lowering it 11 7/8 "

 

try lowering it 12 1/8"

 

does it work? 

 

many posts on the old forum about this , perhaps here too , Evolution was doing a Medical Centre about 6 months ago with bump outs like this for the Treatment rooms , had the same issue...

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You can also use the box window  (tool bar>box window).  It will build the roof exactly like you want it.

However, it has limited editing.  You can alter or delete the existing windows,  but you can't add a window.

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