Toggling the Display of Roof Intersection Points

Reference Number: KB-01113
Last Modified: February 3, 2018

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors

Home Designer Professional


Is there a way to easily see where roof planes would intersect? 


When roof planes of differing slopes meet, they create a ridge, hip, or valley.

The Join Roof Planes edit tool is the easiest way to move roof plane edges so that they meet correctly, but you can also locate roof plane intersection points where the ridge, hip or valley should be. Once you know where the planes will meet, you can drag edges or corners to those points.

To toggle the display of roof intersection points

  1. Click on Edit> Preferences if you're on a Windows PC or Chief Architect> Preferences if you're on a Mac.

  2. On the left side, click on the Architectural panel.

  3. Put a check in Automatically Place Roof Intersection Points if you would like to see intersection points or uncheck the box if you don't want to see intersection points.

    Note: Removing the check from this box will prevent Roof Intersection Points from generating in the future, but will not remove points that may already be present. To remove all existing points, navigate to CAD> Points> Delete Temporary Points. 

  4. Hit OK to confirm the change and close the dialog.


To create roof plane intersection points

  1. Make sure that Automatically Place Roof Intersection Points is turned on.

  2. Select the roof plane you would like to place intersection points on.

  3. Click the edge of another roof plane to place a temporary CAD Point where it would meet the selected roof plane.

  4. Repeat steps as necessary for the ridge and fascia edges.

  5. These points can be removed by selecting CAD> Points> Delete Temporary Points .