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.
Specify the pitch for a roof plane building over a particular wall or railing on the Roof panel of the Specification dialog.
A saltbox style roof can be created automatically by generating an additional floor level and utilizing the Knee Wall setting located on the Roof panel of the Wall Specification dialog.
Roof Baseline Polylines display either the pitch of the roof plane bearing on each exterior wall or '(VERT)-G' when the wall has a gable above.
Some situations may not allow the automatic roof returns to generate, in which case, they may be drawn in manually using roof planes.
A parapet roof can be created using half walls, or solid railings, and then specifying a roofing material for the Parapet room’s floor.
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.
To produce a particular type of rafter tail, specify the correct settings on the Structure panel of the Build Roof dialog before you build both the roof planes and the roof framing.
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.
Use the Break Wall tool to place breaks along long wall segments so that only part of the wall will be marked as Full Gable and the rest of the wall will generate a standard hip roof over it to create an L-shaped structure roof.
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.
A barrel roof can be created by using the Curved Roof settings on the General panel of the Roof Plane Specification dialog.
The Library Browser includes a selection of gutter profiles that can be applied to both automatically generated, and manually drawn, roof planes.
Create a custom gutter profile by using CAD lines, arcs and splines, then add the molding to the library for future use.
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.
There are a number of different ways to create a barrel roof in Chief Architect. The easiest way to do this using two roof planes is to join them before they are specified as curved.
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.
Creating a dutch hip or dutch gable roof can be accomplished by following the steps within this article.
If you cannot place an Automatic Dormer, see the detailed information in this article to correct the plan so that the requirements are met.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
If a roof baseline has a length of zero, you may receive this error message.
You can easily specify within the object's specification that it sit on the top of the roof in your plan using the Elevation Reference options.
A Dickey Roof is a style of hip roof that is characterized by deep, shallow-pitched eaves combined with a steeper upper roof.
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 where roof planes might meet or intersect using temporary roof intersection points. Once these points are in place, you can drag roof plane edges or corners to these points.
Create an attached carport or porch that ties into the roof of the main structure by using deck railings and the automatic roof generation tools.
Chief Architect has the ability to automatically generate, modify, and delete roof ridge caps using the Build Roof and Roof Plane Specification dialogs.
You can create an arched parapet wall by building a new 2nd floor, adjusting the height and materials as needed, then modifying the front parapet wall using a roof plane.
Roof crickets and vents can be drawn manually using the Roof Plane tool.
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.
Using walls and an Open Below room, you can create a cupola, steeple, or lantern on top of a structure.
Use the Curved roof tools available in Premier to create a bullnose verandah.