Raising or Lowering a Roof Plane


Reference Number: KB-00634
Last Modified: July 16, 2015

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors


QUESTION

I would like to change the height of one of the roof planes in my model. How do I accomplish this?


ANSWER

There are several ways to change the height of a roof plane. You can, for example, specify a new baseline height in the roof plane's specification dialog or select and move the baseline in a 3D view.

Perhaps the easiest way to change a roof plane's height by a specific amount is to use the Transform/Replicate Object dialog.


To raise or lower a roof plane

  1. Click the Select Objects tool, then click once on a roof plane near one of its edges to select it and display its edit toolbar.


  2. Click the Transform/Replicate Object edit button.


  3. In the Transform/Replicate Object dialog:

    • Check the box beside Move, which will enable the selections directly beneath it.

    • To the right, select the Relative To Itself radio button so that the roof plane moves relative to its current location.


  4. Next, specify how high you want to raise the roof plane, or how low you want to lower it, in inches or millimeters.



    • To move the roof plane up, enter a positive number in the Z Delta field. In this example we will use 12 inches.

    • To move the roof plane down, enter a negative number in the Z Delta field.


  5. Click the OK button to close the dialog and move the selected roof plane as specified.


  6. Create a 3D view to confirm that the roof plane is in the desired location.