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#1 Jason Burmeister

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Posted 10 November 2020 - 02:52 PM

So I'm working with added roofs and I need to have a tall heel on my roof truss but when I increase the heel height i end up with these siding "wings" and no siding from the top of the wall to the soffit. Where did I go wrong? How do I fix it?

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#2 Jim Johnson

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Posted 10 November 2020 - 02:58 PM

It's hard to tell without seeing the roof plan but make sure that all your roof edges are referencing a wall or beam.



#3 Jason Burmeister

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Posted 10 November 2020 - 03:03 PM

I just added the area of the roof in question.



#4 Bryan Schultz

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Posted 10 November 2020 - 03:03 PM

You can check "fit to soffit in your wall definition also. That will fix the gap.


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#5 Jason Burmeister

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Posted 10 November 2020 - 03:06 PM

ok, got the gap fixed



#6 Keith Almond

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Posted 10 November 2020 - 04:11 PM

The "Gable end provided by roof" will ALWAYS start at the top of the end wall that the gable is referenced to. If you increase the height of that wall to at least the height of the soffit, or fit to roof, then that will fix the issue. If the material takeoff is critical, you may have to add a wall made of just PLY/OSB with a siding finish on top of the main wall and fit that to the roof.


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#7 Jason Burmeister

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Posted 11 November 2020 - 07:20 AM

The only issue with fitting the side walls with the roof is that it then pushes the second floor up so now it no longer sits on the first floor walls. Is there a way to snap/lock the second floor to the top of the supporting walls below them?


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#8 Chris Proost

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Posted 11 November 2020 - 07:43 AM

We use a 14.75" heel height on all of our roofs and I get this ALL the time. It drives me nuts. The only fix I've come up with is to uncheck "gable end provided by roof" and then draw in a 3D wedge to fill in the gap. I'd like to see SoftPlan correct this bug.


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#9 Sam Morgan

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Posted 11 November 2020 - 09:11 AM

Jason,

 

You need to add a reference point to each floor, starting at the lowest.  Use the circular reference point if you don't want your floors moving.  Add to the lowest floor, then edit....copy to softplan clipboard.  go to each floor in your model and paste from softplan clipboard, hold position.  Now your floors won't move when you edit the one below it!


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#10 Brendan Smythe

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Posted 12 November 2020 - 02:56 PM

This issue drives me bonkers as well. Option "fit siding to soffit" doesn't work in all scenarios. Softplan should add to the code to fill this space in when we add a heel to the truss.


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