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MBUSH_RDS
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ROOF
SoftPlan Version:
2016 Plus

I am having trouble making my roof edges match up. How do you get a roof (like the picture in the attached file) to end at 2 different heights. Both sides are the same pitch, however, the right side ends on a lower wall than the left. Both walls are on the second floor, the lower wall is a 2' knee wall. The tree makes it a little hard to see, but there is a gabled roof over the garage facing the front of the house and the 2 match up, just not at the front corner, they intersect a few feet back from the front of the house. I have also attached a screen shot of what I have. I am still rather new to softplan, so details help.

 

Thank you.

 

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Bill Wimberley
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Adjust roof edge

Without seeing the plan and everything that is going on I couldn't give a definitive answer. The easiest thing I would try first would be to just use the Adjust tool to drag the roof edge out, effectively creating a longer overhang. The proper way would be to place a wall or beam further out and attach the roof to it. The second method requires a little math. Or depending on what else is going on with the roof you might be able to use Match Roof Plane. The problem is that you did not provide enough information to fully evaluate what is going on with your roof.

FYI, it is not necessary to zip up images to attach them to the Forum. You can simply use the Choose File button under Upload Image. Select a file then select Upload. You can then repeat the process as many times as you need to upload images.

Bill is the owner and maintainer of SoftPlanTuts.com

MBUSH_RDS
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I tried to add a wall

I tried to add a wall approximately where the roof would adjust to but then the ridge moved with it. Is there a way to adjust the ridge line to be where I want it? I tried adjust with it before and it would move the whole roof.

 

As for the zipped photo, I tried several times to add a picture but it kept saying the photo was too big, the only way I could get it to add and not be tiny was to zip it.

Bill Wimberley
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Wall height

Just moving the wall out would only be half of the equation. You would also need to adjust the height of the wall since the further out you move the wall the shorter it would be. Say for instance you have a 6:12 pitch roof and you move the wall out 4'. You would then need to reduce the height of the wall by 2' in order to keep the ridge at the same place.

Bill Wimberley
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Image sizes

Image uploads are restricted to images 512k or smaller. Web images are typically much smaller than that. I will typically reduce images down to around 100k. If you do not have a program that you can use to reduce the image sizes just do a Google search on reducing image size and you will find a wealth of information about how to reduce images using Windows or a variety of downloadable programs.