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Larry
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Flying Gable Roof
SoftPlan Version:
2014

I am drawing a Flying Gable or Prow front cabin.  I want the roof overhang over the center of the prow to be 3' but I want the ends to be 12" overhang. Got any ideas?

Bill Wimberley
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Prow

Just place a couple beams at the angle you want the prow roof to be. When tracing the roof trace around the beams instead of the straight wall behind them. Edit both edges that attach to the beams and make them gables. Edit the beams and set them to hidden and on the Common tab for the beams uncheck "Extract in Model". Hidden will prevent the beams from printing with your plan. Unchecking Extract in Model will prevent the beams from showing in 3D or elevations.

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Tami Olsen
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Stepped Gable

I'm trying to do something similar to this, but the gable end I need is jogged out at the top as the picture attached. I found I can do this by cutting holes as shown, but the soffits freak out. Would it be better to try to make hidden beams around the edges of the gable of would that create too much of a mess? Maybe there's a setting that can help with the soffits?

I also am trying to put a double hip on the sides of the dormers and keep getting a bit of flashing peeking through. Unsure where it's coming from, as it seems to be vertical. This is shown in the pic too.

Bill Wimberley
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Hole setting

Try editing the holes and see if "Add Soffit & Fascia" are turned on. If so try turning them off and see if you get better results.

 

Tami Olsen
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I made hte double hip edges

I made hte double hip edges have a plumb soffit instead of a rake soffit and it removes the little piece of soffit sticking out the roof, but makes an even worse triangle piece on the front at the hole. (pic attached)

I also tried removing the check in the box you mentioned and it takes it off completely. (pic attached)

Bill Wimberley
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Hidden beams

I'd probably just put some hidden beams in there then and make the roof step out that way.

Tami Olsen
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Unfortunately that seems to

Unfortunately that seems to give me the same issues. I'll attach the files in case you want to fiddle. I'll keep tweaking.

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