I would like to create a half hip roof. Is it possible to do this automatically?
A half hip roof is a combination of gable and hip roof styles in which a hip roof plane builds upward from a partial gable wall.
To create an automatic half-hip roof
Open a Chief Architect plan in which you would like to create a half-hip roof.
In this example, a simple 30' x 40' building with 108 1/8" ceiling height is used.
Click on a wall that you would like to build a half-hip roof above to select it, then click the Open Object edit button.
On the Roof panel of the Wall Specification dialog:
Check the box beside Full Gable Wall.
Check the box beside Upper pitch.
There are two ways to specify where the upper pitch, which will form the half hip, begins: Starts at height and In from Baseline.
Type a value in theStarts at height field to specify the height that the half hip roof plane begins at, or type a value in theIn from Baselinefield to specify the distance in from the baseline, which is found above the exterior surface of the wall's framing layer. The program will calculate the other value automatically when you press theTabkey.
In this example, type "180" in the Starts at height field, then press theTabkey on your keyboard.Notice that Chief Architect calculates theIn from baseline figure automatically.
Click OK to close the dialog and apply your changes.
Select Build> Roof> Build Roof to open the Build Roof dialog.
Check the box beside Build Roof Planes, then click OK to close the dialog and automatically generate a half-hip roof.
To see the results, select 3D> Create Perspective View> Perspective Full Overview from the menu.