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I want to add or modify an existing ridge cap to my roof, how do I do this?
Chief Architect is has the ability to automatically generate as well as to edit Ridge Caps. This can be done in either the Build Roof dialog, or via individual Roof Plane Specification dialogs. This article will explain the differences, and show how to customize your ridge caps to your specific needs.
To change the default ridge caps that build when your roof if generated, open the Build Roof dialog via the menu by clicking Build> Roof> Build Roof , then click on the Ridge Caps panel.
Keep in mind that any changes made here will not take place on your plan automatically unless "Auto Rebuild Roofs" is checked, or if you check "Build Roofs" on the Roof panel.
The Bend To Roof Pitch option is not applicable for the Default Ridge Cap profile, as it conforms to the roof pitch automatically.
You can modify or delete individual ridge caps in either 2D or 3D views by selecting and editing both of the conjoining roof planes.
In this example we will be using a basic gable roof.
The Selected Edge is denoted by a larger edit handle. Once the plane is selected, any other edge can be selected by simply clicking on the associated edit handle.
Ridge caps are generated on each roof plane in the order that the roof planes were generated and "overlap" in the same order (ex: the first roof plane takes precedence over the second, the second over the third, and so on.) For manually drawn roof planes this is easier to keep track of, however automatically generated roof planes may generate in an unexpected order. As such, you may need to repeat these steps for both roof planes associated to a specific ridge.