Square gable

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  • #14550
    CompleteDesignCompleteDesign
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    Hey forum!

    I was just hoping to get a bit of help with squaring gables. Now when I am doing them, they are coming out like shown below with the squared section finishing in line with the fascia. I would like it to finish flush with the wall, however I just can seem to find the best way to do this…

    Am I missing something, or is there another way to do it? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advanced.

    Phil.

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    #14553
    Conweconwe
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    Hey Phil,

    Select the gable roof sides>then support & details> then change the gable type from plain to squared.

    Then select the hip roof sides and then you just have to adjust the Fascia distances to get your desired top of wall match.

    Pics attached below.

    Conrad

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    #14558
    CompleteDesignCompleteDesign
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    Hey Conrad.

    Thanks for your reply! Maybe I wasn’t clear enough with my original post, but I am not sure that is what I am needing done sorry. I have attached another snip of my example, with a bit more of an explanation of what I am after. Essentially I want that squared section to not be in line with the fascia on the gable end, and rather the gable wall. Following your steps, all that raising the fascia seems to do is raise or lower my entire roof.

    Ive also attached (a very small, sorry) example of what I am trying to achieve. Doing a Google search, I couldn’t find many examples of what I am trying to do, however it is a very common method of construction in Australia.

    Hopefully that all makes a little more sense.

    Thanks again,
    Phil.

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    #14562
    Conweconwe
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    Good Morning Phil,

    Try this, might not be the best way but it works you have to modify the member to match your pitch of the roof  (smaller or larger).

    This is what i always do if i can’t find an automatic way i use a member. Once it’s there and in the correct spot you can make it invisible in 2d then it won’t show up on your plan. (tip do one and mirror it to the opposite side then mirror those two to the other side.)

    Edit: (just wanted to add that you can not make a member disappear in 2 d unless you turn it off in the view filter i had been thinking there’s an option in the properties to turn it off so only the 3 d model shows but i was wrong)  So if you use this option you’d just have to delete it off working drawing then.

    Hip roof soffit set to plumb

    Gable roof soffit set to plain

    The triangle member i used to create the birdbox. Select it> do a right click.>add group> name it birdbox.

    And then all you have to do is insert it every time you want to use it. Just elevate a 1/16″ higher than the bottom of fascia.

    Conrad

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    #14564
    SDSSDS
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    just set your eaves to “raked” and draw in ceiling elements for your soffits…give them a thickness to ‘hide’ the top side ie; projects up into the roof…

    You can not do what you want to do solely through the roof variables…you’ve got to ‘fake it’ with some other element.

    Welcome to Cadsoft…

    #14565
    Conweconwe
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    That’ll only work on a fairly flat roof. Because if you make the ceiling material thick to match a steeper pitch roof it’ll stick out the top.

    #14567
    CompleteDesignCompleteDesign
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    Hey guys.

    Thanks for your help with this. Basically what I ended up doing is making a new layer at eave height, modelling in some walls at that height on a slope. Hide them from 2d, finish…

    I think that way works, well it looks finished anyway.

    Thanks again.
    Phil.

    #14568
    SDSSDS
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    You can not do what you want to do solely through the roof variables…you’ve got to ‘fake it’ with some other element.

    Yup…glad to hear you got it worked out.

    #14569
    Conweconwe
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    Great!

    Like to hear of other people’s work arounds to get things solved

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