Complex Roof - Back-sloping Intersects, Turrets

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Tami Olsen
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Complex Roof - Back-sloping Intersects, Turrets
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I have an extremely complex roof on the house I'm drawing. There are multiple slopes, angled sections of the house, multiple stories, a turret, and lots of little wall bumpouts. I've got much of the roof added after an entire day and a half of trial and error, but I still have some stubborn areas. Maybe someone here wants a challenge.

The attached image shows the areas I'm struggling with circled in red. There is a 4:12 sloped roof over the screen porch that won't intersect all the way to the main roof. The ends of the ridges on the green roof I want to turn back to match the slope of the perpendicular roof coming toward them (if that makes sense). The north edge of the green roof keeps flying off the wall when I do a cleanup. The turret just explodes when I try to add that.

Please excuse the mess on the floor plans themselves, it's still in the design phase.

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Tami Olsen
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Ok. So I cheated on the roof.

Ok. So I cheated on the roof. I just made a lot of holes and planes and fake walls. It doesn't look too bad. The problem I now have is that I'm trying to make the walls on the garage dormers fit to roof in the front, but the garage roof will have a heel height of 32" and that makes the walls fit to the garage roof instead of the dormer roof. How can I make them fit to the higher roof?

Bill Wimberley
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Auto Hole

From your description it seems that you need to cut out the roof under the dormer. If that is the case then you can use Auto Hole for that. While you are in Roof mode make sure you are on the Draw tab then select Hole then Auto Hole. Click somewhere in the middle of the dormer and the roof below the dormer should be cut out. After that then the fit to roof should work.

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Tami Olsen
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Brilliant. Thanks, Bill.

Brilliant. Thanks, Bill.

Is there an option somewhere to make the soffit continue under the roof for where the front entry is open? There will be tongue and groove underneath that area and I'll have to fit false beams into it. Or would that have to be some kind of ceiling?

Bill Wimberley
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Ceiling

Probably a ceiling would be the best option.