How do I create a flat roof structure with parapet walls?
To create a flat parapet roof
Launch Chief Architect and create a new plan by selecting File> New Plan from the menu.
Select Build> Wall> Straight Exterior Wall and draw four walls in a clockwise manner to make a simple enclosed rectangular structure.
Next, select Build> Floor> Build New Floor from the menu and in the New Floor dialog, choose Make new blank plan for the 2nd Floor, then click OK.
On the Structure panel of the Floor 2 Defaults dialog that displays:
Specify the Finished Ceiling value to be 36".
Uncheck Roof Over This Room and Flat Ceiling Over This Room.
Select the Edit button next to Floor Finish and specify the material(s) that will be used for the flat roof.
Make any other desired changes and then click OK.
Next, with Floor 2 active , select Tools> Floor/Reference Display> Reference Display , or press the F9 hotkey keyboard shortcut to see how the second floor relates to the first.
In Chief Architect X10 and prior program versions, navigate to Tools> Reference Floors> Reference Floor Display.
Select Build> Wall> Straight Half-Wall and draw four half walls in a clockwise manner, directly on top of the reference lines to make a simple enclosed rectangular structure.
The half walls should snap directly to the reference display lines of the first floor walls, however, if you select a half wall and it's not aligned properly, select the Align with Wall Below edit tool.
Select all four walls and choose the Open Object edit button to open the Railing Specification Dialog.
On the Wall Types panel, set the Wall Type to match the walls that are on the first floor.
In this example, the Brick-6 wall type is used.
Click on the Wall Cap panel and change the wall cap profile and size to your liking.
Select the Materials panel and change the Interior Wall Surface and Wall Cap materials to fit your needs.