Chief Architect Help Database - Article Number: 218
How to Remove Roof Pitch Indicators from Perimeter WallsThe information in this article applies to:
- Home Designer Pro
- Chief Architect X5
- Chief Architect X4
- Chief Architect X3
- Chief Architect X2
In my floor plan, I see either the roof pitch above or the phrase "vert-G" centered on each exterior wall. What is this?
Roof information displays along the perimeter walls of a plan when a Roof Baseline Polyline has been created.
Roof Baseline Polylines display either the pitch of the roof plane bearing on each exterior wall or "vert-G" when the wall has a gable above.
Typically, the program builds an automatic roof based on the settings in the Build Roof dialog and on the Roof tab of the Wall Specification dialog, along with the layout of the exterior walls and floor and ceiling heights. However, if you want to build a roof that diverges from the footprint of your building as well as the roof directives in the exterior walls, you can use Roof Baseline Polylines as these also have roof directives associated with them, which determine how the roof is generated when built automatically.
Once created, a Roof Baseline Polyline can be edited in a variety of ways, then used as the basis for the roof then next time it is built automatically.
Roof Baseline Polylines are placed on the Roofs, Baseline Polylines layer by default and can display in floor plan view only.
Roof direction information displays along each edge of the polyline, including:
- The pitch along that edge, or
- V - vertical (against wall)
- G - gable/shed
- K - knee wall
- L - lower (extend slope downward)
To delete roof baseline polylines:
- Within the plan, select Edit> Delete Objects to display this dialog.
- Under Delete Scope, move the radio button to All Floors.
- Place a checkmark next to Roof Baseline Polylines.
- Click OK.
For additional information about Roof Baseline Polylines, including what they do, how to create and remove them, and how to control their display, see article 543 in this database: What is a roof baseline polyline?
Last updated on: Mar 13, 2013