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#1 William Stubbs

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 02:35 PM

Hello!

Working a remodel on a house from the 70's with a gable roof. Looking to figure out how to create an uneven overhang: i.e. the common rafter tail overhang is 2' but on the gable ends the ridge extends another 2' making it 4' (modern style).

 

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JPC

 

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#2 Yvon Gonthier

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 03:59 PM

Maybe there is an easier way but one thing you can do is draw beams at the desired angle and after draw your roof to attach to it. You can put your beam on a building option than you can turn off so that it's not visible.



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Posted 30 November 2016 - 09:31 PM

Beams as Yvon said is the only way I've ever been able to do it.  Search here for "prow roof" and you'll find lots of threads on how to do it.



#4 Keith Almond

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 07:40 AM

Have a look at this post ... http://softplan.com/...-soffit/?p=4088


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#5 Jim Crook

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 08:50 AM

Have a look at this post ... http://softplan.com/...-soffit/?p=4088

I concur with Keith's favorite option i.e. extend the roof overhang to the widest overhang extension you

want then cut a holes on either side of the ridge at a suitable angle.  

 

Adding, configuring and hiding beams seems more cumbersome to me.   And if you do use beams you 

have to put them on a Building Option Layer otherwise they will show up in any 3D's you create.

 

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#6 Keith Almond

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 07:50 PM

... And if you do use beams you have to put them on a Building Option Layer otherwise they will show up in any 3D's you create ...

 

That's not entirely true Jim, you can UNCHECK "Extract in Model" on the COMMON tab.


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#7 William Stubbs

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 01:15 PM

Thank you all! The polygon hole did the trick.

An AutoCAD user for over 25 years, I've been using SoftPlan for about 3 weeks now and I love it!!

 

Merry Christmas everyone!!

 

JPC


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#8 Sam Morgan

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 02:41 PM

Welcome to the group, John, and welcome to softplan.  Ask as many questions as you need....and come participate often.  I've been using softplan since v13,,,,sometime around 2006...and I swear I still learn some new idea or a way to do something in softplan just about every week here!  We have some great users that love to answer questions....and also fantastic tech support guys you can rely on.





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