I rarely use "bird box" on my gable and almost always use flat soffits.
How do I have the gable finish extend to the wedge near the soffit? I hope I explained it correctly.
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Posted 06 January 2022 - 09:15 AM
I'm very interested in a solution to this as well. I've sometimes drawn a separate wall that's the length of faceboard to faceboard, offset it to the same height as bottom of faceboard, and fit to roof. I put this wall on a separate layer so as to not interfere with the real plan. The 3d results are ok but it's kinda worky and seems like this shouldn't really be necessary. Or does anyone actually ever build the way the above is illustrated with the soffits wrapping up the gable?
Posted 06 January 2022 - 10:52 AM
I have wall definitions that are just sheathing and siding. When framing a roof with trusses or even stick framing with flat ceilings inside the sheathing and siding make sense in "how you'd build it" mentality. Around here we often use raked soffits and do not run into the issue you do. Or, we use a boxed gable corner (not often though).
Anyway, best to draw that gable wall section separately, change it to hidden, uncheck clean up, set the offset and put it in position. Then, you can also assign it to a layer and lock that layer when you have it set. That way you won't mess it up later and can easily turn on and off visibility on your drawing window as needed.
It is much easier in 2022 than previous versions, but learning to work around some of these little quirks in the program is just going to help with how you present drawings. From what I've seen, other programs have other issues to work around - not one is perfect.
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