How do I build an overhanging Scandinavian style roof


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I am trying to build an overhanging gable roof that is popular in a lot of Scandinavian designs, but auto-roof does not know what to make of this. How do I correct this so the roof looks like the example photo?

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Answers often depend on which title (Suite, Pro etc) and version (2018, 2019 etc) you are using.

 

You can help everyone by adding that info to your signature (see below for how to turn them on) by clicking on your user name at the top right of the page, click Account Settings, then Signature on the left.

 

Doing so makes it always available, and keeps others from having to hunt for it.

 

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1 hour ago, docwisdom said:

How do I correct this

 

Tell the program to place a roof over the room, and if that space is not a room, it needs to be. Notice how all your other rooms have roofs?

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Thanks. I am running the Architectural version.

 

In the photo, there is a balcony, but it does not extend all the way to the edge. I made this balcony and put a roof on it, but the balcony doesnt have a wall like a deck does so I cant change the roof rom Hip to Gable. Even so the roof doesnt go all the way to the edge. Can I create an "invisible" room above the balcony that has a roof that is configured correctly? Sorry Im brand new to the application.

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19 minutes ago, docwisdom said:

but the balcony doesnt have a wall like a deck

 

I don't understand. Rooms, including a balcony, must be surrounded by walls.

 

Look at the various room types. One of them is Open Below which is really a shortcut way of saying this room does not have a floor structure.

 

Roofs build over rooms.

 

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Thanks. In your example, is the roof based on the ground floor room? Im not clear on how you built this. 

Also is there a way to fix the cutouts in the soffit? I have experienced this as well.

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Reread and think about what I wrote just above. 

 

Start by defining a new wall type that has siding on both sides and use it for the 2 side walls.

 

Draw a wall on the 2nd floor where you want the balcony railing. You have just formed a room. Set the Room Type to Unspecified. Do you get a roof? 

 

Draw a wall across to close in the end forming another room. Set that Room Type to Open Below.

 

53 minutes ago, docwisdom said:

Also is there a way to fix the cutouts in the soffit?

 

Use Soffit Surface for Ceiling

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On 1/8/2022 at 5:51 PM, solver said:
On 1/8/2022 at 4:55 PM, docwisdom said:

Also is there a way to fix the cutouts in the soffit?

 

Use Soffit Surface for Ceiling

 

Did you try this?

 

How are the two outside walls defined?

 

Also, it looks like you have Angle Snaps off. Best to keep this turned on or it's easy to draw slightly off angle.

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Thanks. I have the soffit surface for ceiling enabled.

It appears the stucco on the end of the wall is not overlapping around the corners properly. Also where the invisible wall for the "open below" room intersect, its cutting out the wall stucco.

 

I have tried building the walls a couple different ways. One with double framing and the other with single framing and siding on both sides.

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