Removing the Roof Pitch Indicators from Perimeter Walls

Reference Number: KB-00218
Last Modified: July 16, 2015

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors

Home Designer Professional


In my floor plan, I see either the roof pitch above or the phrase "vert-G" centered on each exterior wall. What is this?


Roof information displays along the perimeter walls of a plan when a Roof Baseline Polyline has been created.

  • Roof Baseline Polylines display either the pitch of the roof plane bearing on each exterior wall or "vert-G" when the wall has a gable above.

Typically, the program builds an automatic roof based on the settings in the Build Roof dialog and on the Roof panel of the Wall Specification dialog, along with the layout of the exterior walls and floor and ceiling heights.

However, if you want to build a roof that diverges from the footprint of your building as well as the roof directives in the exterior walls, you can use Roof Baseline Polylines as these also have roof directives associated with them, which determine how the roof is generated when built automatically.

Once created, a Roof Baseline Polyline can be edited in a variety of ways, then used as the basis for the roof then next time it is built automatically.

Roof Baseline Polylines are placed on the Roofs, Baseline Polylines layer by default and can display in floor plan view only.

Roof direction information displays along each edge of the polyline, including:

  • The pitch along that edge, or

  • V - vertical (against wall)

  • G - gable/shed

  • K - knee wall

  • L - lower (extend slope downward)

To delete roof baseline polylines

  1. Within the plan, select Edit> Delete Objects to display the Delete Objects dialog.

  2. Under Delete Scope, move the radio button to All Floors.

  3. Place a checkmark next to Roof Baseline Polylines.

  4. Click on Delete to remove the roof baseline polylines and close the dialog. 

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