15 - Roofs

Number
Title / Description


5447

11:26

Roof Basics

Learn how to create roofs in Chief Architect using the automatic build roof tool and how to use the manual roof tools to create and edit roof planes, change the wall properties for gable and hip roofs, learn about gambrel, shed and other roof styles.

Video No. 5447


6123

4:57

Hip Roof

Create a pitched hip roof using the Build Roof dialog.

Video No. 6123


6124

4:07

Gable Roof

Create a gable roof by choosing the Gable Wall setting within the Wall Specification and then building the roof.

Video No. 6124


6125

4:15

Shed Roof

Use the High Shed Gable Wall setting in addition to Full Gable Walls to create a stand alone shed roof or just the Full Gable Wall setting to create a lean-to style shed roof.

Video No. 6125


6126

3:29

Gambrel Roof

Use the Upper pitch setting in the Wall Specification to set upper and lower pitch options to create a gambrel style roof.

Video No. 6126


6127

3:25

Gull Wing Roof

Use the Upper pitch setting in the Wall Specification with the pitches opposite that of a gambrel roof to create a gull wing roof.

Video No. 6127


6128

4:10

Half Hip Roof

Using the Upper Pitch setting on a gable wall allows you to create a half hip or clipped gable style.

Video No. 6128


6129

10:46

Generating a Roof on Multiple Levels of a Structure

Generate a roof on the top of the second floor as well as over the single level garage.

Video No. 6129


6130

6:27

Story and a Half Roof

Use the Ignore Top Floor setting in the Build Roof dialog to have the roof sit down on the first story walls.

Video No. 6130


6131

13:42

Automatic Dormer Tools

The Auto Dormer tool has different requirements than the Auto Floating Dormer tool.

Video No. 6131


703

2:11

Roof Design Strategies

Using both automatic roof generation and the manual roof drawing and editing techniques, you can quickly design highly customized roof systems.

Video No. 703


25

5:54

Drawing Roofs Manually

Complex roof styles, including curved roof planes, can be created manually.

Video No. 25


724

11:49

Joining Roof Planes

Two roof or ceiling planes can be joined at adjacent edges in both 2D and 3D using the Join Roof Planes edit button.

Video No. 724


728

4:44

Locating Roof Plane Intersections

Check the Architectural Preference to Automatically Place Roof Intersection Points in order to have the program generate temporary CAD points that correspond to roof plane intersection points.

Video No. 728


26

1:48

Constructing Dormers

There are several methods for creating dormers in Chief Architect. The dormer tools make it easy to create dormers.

Video No. 26


706

6:22

Roof Baseline Polylines

If you want to build a roof that diverges from the footprint of your building as well as the roof directives in the exterior walls, you can use Roof Baseline Polylines.

Video No. 706


708

5:40

Frieze Molding

Frieze moldings, also known as frieze boards, are mounted below the eaves of roof planes and can be generated automatically using the Build Roof dialog.

Video No. 708


710

2:46

Generating a Roof Over an L-Shaped House with Gable Ends

Use the automatic roof tools to create an intersecting gable roof over an L-shaped structure.

Video No. 710


714

2:34

Using the Extend Slope Downward Option

Check Extend Slope Downward to extend the roof plane downward over a bumpout, instead of creating additional roof planes.

Video No. 714


716

1:35

Setting the Minimum Alcove

Any alcove with both a depth and width less than the Minimum Alcove value is treated as though the exterior wall continues straight across.

Video No. 716


726

7:08

Manually Roofing an L-Shaped House with Gable Ends

Use the manual roof tools to create an intersecting gable roof over an L-shaped structure.

Video No. 726


733

4:36

Sloping Roof Plane Baselines

The pitch direction and initial height of any roof plane, manual or automatic, is determined by its Baseline.

Video No. 733


737

11:58

Exploding Dormers Created with the Automatic Dormer Tools

You can do significant modifications to dormers you create with the one click dormer tools by exploding them and editing all of the individual components of the dormer.

Video No. 737


746

1:50

Drawing a Barrel Roof

One way to produce a barrel roof is using a single roof plane that starts out flat (zero pitch) and covers the entire building.

Video No. 746


747

4:25

Drawing a Domed Roof on a Round Building

Curve roof planes to create a domed roof over a round structure.

Video No. 747


748

2:56

Curved Roofs and Baselines

Compound curves can be created using two or more curved roof planes or a combination of straight and curved roof planes.

Video No. 748


1500

7:50

The Dialogs that Influence Roof Design

Before drawing roof planes, you should set your roof defaults so that the 3D attributes of your roof planes are correct.

Video No. 1500


1501

3:20

Locking and Protecting Roof Planes

When the roof plan is correct, roof planes can be locked to prevent accidental changes using the option in Display Settings for the Roof Planes layer.

Video No. 1501


1502

9:19

Soffits, Fascia, and Gutters

Adjust settings for the soffits and gutter on the Options tab of the Build Roof dialog.

Video No. 1502


1503

8:56

Using the Gable-Roof Line Tool

The Gable/Roof Line tool can be used to automatically generate a gable above the bearing wall of a hip roof plane. It is best used only in situations where roof directives in walls are not possible.

Video No. 1503


1507

6:10

Roofs Over Bay, Box, and Bow Windows

Specify the structure of the automatic Roof over the selected window unit in the Specification dialog.

Video No. 1507


1508

5:32

Roofs Over Curved Walls

Specify the value for Segment Angle at Curved Wall in the Build Roof dialog. A smaller angle produces more roof planes.

Video No. 1508


1510

5:42

Designing a Cape Cod Roof Bearing on 2nd Floor Walls

Use the automatic roof generation tools to create a story and a half structure with dormers where the roof bears on the second floor walls.

Video No. 1510


1511

9:01

Designing a Cape Cod Roof Bearing on 1st Floor Walls

Use the automatic roof generation tools to create a story and a half structure where the roof bears on the first floor walls.

Video No. 1511


1512

2:07

Roof Groups

The program treats different Roof Groups as separate buildings for the purpose of automatic roof generation, preventing their roofs from influencing one another.

Video No. 1512


1514

6:42

Matching Roof Ridge Elevations

Modify roof planes using the settings in their Specification dialog in combination with the edit tools to match roof ridge elevations.

Video No. 1514


1515

4:02

Raising and Lowering Roof Planes

Group select roof planes and use the Transform/Replicate edit tool to adjust their height along the Z axis.

Video No. 1515


1517

6:05

Drawing a Dutch Gable

A Dutch hip roof, sometimes called a Dutch gable roof, is a combination of hip and gable roof styles in which a gable is located at the end of the ridge, at the top of a hip roof plane.

Video No. 1517


1520

3:39

Creating Openings in Roofs for Manually Drawn Dormers

Methods for opening the roof in a variety of situations to prep for drawing a manual dormer.

Video No. 1520


1521

16:11

Manually Drawing Dormers

In many circumstances you may want to create your own dormers manually. Here are tips on how to complete them.

Video No. 1521


1522

10:40

Creating a Decorative Dormer Manually

You can create a decorative dormer manually as well as by using the Auto Floating Dormer tools.

Video No. 1522


1527

5:32

Creating a Hip Roof with Curved Eaves

Any roof plane can be turned into a curved roof plane in the Roof Plane Specification dialog.

Video No. 1527


1530

8:08

Drawing a Flat Roof with Center Drain and Parapet Walls

Manually adjust roof planes to have a negative pitch to create a parapet wall structure with a center drain.

Video No. 1530


1532

7:49

Placing and Resizing Skylights

Video No. 1532


1533

2:54

Editing the Skylight Curb and Shaft

Video No. 1533


9923

28:49

Focus: Manual Dormers

When the automatic dormer tools wont create the dormer you need, you can create one manually

Video No. 9923


1033

7:42

Using the Ceiling Step Truss Command

On the Trusses tab of the Build Roof dialog, you can now specify the Ceiling Step, which is the maximum distance its bottom chord can step down to locate a ceiling on the floor below the top floor.

Video No. 1033


1955

9:07

Advanced Roofs - Three Gable Overbuild

A third gable roof is joined to a main roof in an overbuild remodeling situation. Use of rafters, trusses, and a truss base polyline are demonstrated

Video No. 1955


1956

7:12

Advanced Roofs - Flared Roof

A technique for flaring the bottom of a roof with a curve is demonstrated.

Video No. 1956


505

11:21

Creating a SIP Roof Assembly

Control all of the structural layers for your roof assembly.

Video No. 505


1030

15:05

Automatic Framing - Exposed Rafter Tails - Sub Fascia and Sheathing

Several new framing features have been added including rafter tails, sub fascia and sheathing.

Video No. 1030


10016

13:54

Chief Architect Quick Tip - Roof Design

Chief Architect Roof Design Tips for Gable, Hip, Shed and Curved Style roofs to add variety and options for roof design

Video No. 10016


10019

10:25

Chief Architect Quick Tip - Curved Roof Kiosk

Tips to create a two-pitch roof and curved roof using a circular room park Kiosk

Video No. 10019


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