The Library Browser includes a selection of gutter profiles that can be applied to both automatically generated, and manually drawn, roof planes.
Generating and editing ridge caps can be done on the Ridge Caps tab in the Build Roof dialog or in the Roof Plane Specification dialog.
A basic salt box style roof can be created by placing walls correctly and using the Knee Wall setting on the Roof tab of the Wall Specification dialog.
There are a number of ways that a Cape Cod style house can be created automatically. One way is by controlling ceiling heights while another involves ignoring the top floor when generating the roof.
A reverse gable, sometimes called an opposing gable, is perpendicular to the main gable roof. It can join the main roof anywhere along the main roof.
Specify the pitch for a roof plane building over a particular wall or railing on the Roof panel of the Specification dialog.
Your Chief Architect home design software is able to create curved roofs such as a bullnose easily.
Create an attached carport that ties into the roof of the main structure by using a deck railing and a manually drawn roof plane.
A clerestory, where a wall builds partially above a part of the roof with high windows to let in light, can be created using the Roof Cuts Wall at Bottom setting.
Using walls and an Open Below room, you can create a cupola, steeple, or lantern on top of a structure.
A barrel roof can be created by using the Curved Roof settings on the General panel of the Roof Plane Specification dialog.
A Dickey Roof is a style of hip roof that is characterized by deep, shallow-pitched eaves combined with a steeper upper roof.
Creating a dutch hip or dutch gable roof can be accomplished by following the steps within this article.
If you need a skylight shaft to be flared, you can accomplish this by displaying and editing the ceiling hole polyline associated with the skylight shaft.
A parapet roof can be created using half walls, or solid railings, and then specifying a roofing material for the Parapet room’s floor.
Roof crickets and vents can be drawn manually using the Roof Plane tool.
You can create or import a symbol and specify that it sit on the top of the roof in your plan using the Sits on Roof option in the Symbol Specification dialog.
In this example, we will add flared eaves to an automatically generated gambrel roof. This will require three different roof planes on each side of the ridge.
To produce a particular type of rafter tail, set the correct defaults on the Structure panel of the Build Roof dialog before you build both the roof planes and the roof framing.
Learn how to set your defaults for building a roof, how to draw roof planes to create a hip roof, and how to create a roof planes for a gable roof.
Some situations may not allow the automatic roof returns to generate, in which case, they may be drawn in manually using roof planes.
Create a custom gutter profile by using CAD lines, arcs and splines, then add the molding to the library for future use.
Roof planes that cut into the surface of walls can result in undesirable 3D views of those walls. Edit the roof planes so that they no longer cut into the walls. If the roof plane seems to keep jumping or snapping back to the original location, open the Roof Plane Specification dialog and on the General panel, check the box beside No Special Snapping, then click OK and proceed with editing the roof planes again.
Chief Architect's roof generation tools can make create a half-hip roof easy.
The quickest and easiest way to create a roof over a structure is automatically. By default, a roof plane is generated over each exterior wall, creating a hip roof. The program automatically joins the roof planes at ridges, hips, and valleys and tries to create roof planes that join together to form a single, integrated system. Any deviations from the default hip roof can be specified on the Roof panel of the Wall Specification dialog for any exterior wall. Here, you can specify a Full Gable Wall, Dutch Gable Wall, or other options instead of a default hip roof.
After being drawn, the side of a curved roof plane can be joined to a side of a flat roof plane by using the Join Roof Planes edit tool.
One way to create as barrel roof is to join two curved roof planes.
This warning message displays when a roof plane overhang is extending into a wall in your plan rather than butting against the wall's surface.
If a roof baseline has a length of zero, you may receive this error message.
If you cannot place an Automatic Dormer, see the detailed information in this article to correct the plan so that the requirements are met.
Change the height of a roof plane by specifying a new baseline height, or by using the Transform Replicate Object edit tool to move it up or down along the Z Delta.
Removing roof pitch indicators is easy within Home Designer Pro and Chief Architect Products.
You can locate roof plane intersection points where the ridge, hip or valley should be by turning on the preference Automatically Place Roof Intersection Points
Automatically generated roof planes are placed over curved walls at specified increments. In the Build Roof dialog, you can specify the degree increments for the roof over curved walls, from 6° to 90°. The lower the number, the more roof sections are created over the curved wall.
If a Roof Baseline Polyline is present in a plan, the roof directives saved with it will be used regardless of any changes that you make to roof directives.