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Bill M
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Generic roof question
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2014 Plus

Is there a guideline for when you apply a roof on a two story using only the upper floor plan using the multifloor command versus putting the upper floor roof on only then putting the lower floor roof on the lower floor separately?  The reason I ask is I'm working on a plan where the upper floor does not span the entire lower floor and comes out of the main roof.  When I use the first method mentioned above, I can only get shed roofs to work on the upper floor but using the second method I was able to get a more desirable (to me) roof.  I have spent alot of time on this roof and still have some adjusting to do on the second method roof but I think the client will like it better when presented.

Bill Wimberley
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Generic roof answer

Kinda gotta see the plan.

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Bill M
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I was wondering in general

I was wondering in general but made you a user to look at both Bill instead of attaching here.

Bill Wimberley
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Roof

Bill, take a look at your project to see how I would do that roof. Please don't forget to unshare the project with me.

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Unshared Bill.  It appears I

Unshared Bill.  It appears I was on the right track except for the back of the master bedroom.  Did you simply trace the main roof and do intersects?  Also it appears you traced along the beams I put up top for completing the upper roof, correct?   I have to say from looking at your edit I didn't need to use the bottom floor at all.

Bill Wimberley
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Roof

I just traced the upper roof first and then traced the lower roof around it, setting the edges to intersections. I always do all my roofs on the upper floor. I don't break them up between drawings. I didn't make any edits to the plan other than the roof. I used the walls and beams you had already drawn and pretty much matched what you had drawn before but a little simplified.

Bill M
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Thanks for the help Bill.  Do

Thanks for the help Bill.  Do you know why it would cause a change by me simply wanting to add gable vents to the two side gables?  I try this and it opens a hole in the roof around the chimney.

Bill Wimberley
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Intersection

Just drag the intersection that was at the angled beam back over on top of the beam.

Bill M
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Once I found the correct

Once I found the correct intersection handle I was able to do that.  It was sitting in a place I wouldn't have expected.

 

I have to ask Bill, is there something in the rendering settings of your drawing that makes it render almost instantly?  I looked through the various settings but saw nothing that stood out differently.  

Bill Wimberley
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Textured Mode

I changed the 3D mode from Rendered to Textured.

Bill M
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Thanks for that tip, never

Thanks for that tip, never noticed since they look so similar.