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.
The Library Browser includes a selection of gutter profiles that can be applied to both automatically generated and manually drawn roofs.
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.
The roof is generated on the top of the highest story in your structure. You can, however, specify that the top floor be ignored when the roof is created.
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.
To change the settings for a particular roof plane in your plan, you can specify these special settings on the Roof tab of the Wall 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 is an interior wall built above part of the roof with high windows to let in light and can be created using the Roof Cuts Wall at Bottom setting.
A barrel roof can be created by using the Curved Roof settings on the General tab 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.
When a roof is generated automatically, crickets and roof vents will not be produced, but they 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.
Roof returns can be specified on a wall by wall basis by using the Auto Roof Return setting on the Roof tab of the Wall 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.
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.
In addition to the automatic roof returns, roof returns can be created by drawing and placing manually drawn roof planes.
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, High/Shed 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 jointwo roof planes. It is best to join them before they are specified as curved.
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 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
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.