You can use the Gable Roof Line tool to specify what wall or portion of a wall will be a gable wall when your roof is built.
Setting the roof overhang distance can be done on a wall by wall basis in Home Designer Pro. You can use another approach in other Home Designer titles.
The automatic roof generator will generally create the roof style you have specified. If portions or all of your roof does not generate correctly, check these areas to correct the issue.
This article describes a simple, straightforward method for creating a flat roof with parapet walls in all Home Designer programs.
When you need to create a roof with multiple pitches, you can specify the pitch of each roof plane in the Wall Specification dialog in all Home Designer programs.
The Reference Manual, User's Guide, HomeTalk, Training Videos, Webinars, Knowledge Base, and Personal Training are great resources for creating a complex roof plan.
A roofed porch also called a portico can be created in Home Designer Products. This can be accomplished by using invisible walls, mill-work such as columns, and the break wall tool.
You can prevent a roof from generating over a room by unchecking the Roof Over This Room setting on the Structure panel of the Room Specification dialog.
A roof may generate over a lower wall if the walls are not aligned properly.
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.
Some situations may not allow the automatic roof returns to generate, in which case, they may be drawn in manually using roof planes.
In Home Designer Pro, gutters can be removed by unchecking the Gutter box in either the Build Roof or Roof Plane Specification dialog.
You can build a cape cod or story and a half house by creating a new floor and rebuilding the roof.
Learn to build Hip, Shed, Gable, Gambrel, Gull Wing, Half-hip, and Mansard style roofs automatically by following the instructions in this resource.
Manual shed dormers can be created using knee walls and exterior walls on a new floor of your plan.
A roof plane can extend over a bump-out. This can be done by changing the side walls of the bump-out to be Full Gable Walls and changing the front wall to use Extend Slope Downward setting.
Home Designer Pro can create manual dormers in roofs and roof planes. This article uses tools such as knee walls and skylights to do this.
Home Designer Pro gives you the ability to add a molding around roof planes using the Soffit tool.
Home Designer Pro has ability to create manual hip roofs and manual gable roofs because it has manual roof planes.
This article describes how to extend a roof past an alcove or depression. This is done by changing the Minimum Alcove Size when building your roof.
An a-frame roof house is built by changing the pitch, or rise over run, and using full gable walls.
The Break Wall tool and Full Gable Walls are used to created an L-shaped structure.
Ceiling, floor, and roof beams can be drawn in Home Designer Pro using the manual framing tools.
Rooms need to be completely enclosed by walls to create proper Room Definition in Home Designer.
Two shed roofs that face each other is classified as a clerestory roof.
Roof Baselines can be modified in Home Designer Pro by changing the visibility of the layer as well as the color.
A Saltbox style roof consists of 2 roof planes and can be created in all Home Designer Products.
Creating a dutch hip or dutch gable roof can be accomplished by following the steps within this article.
A cupola or turret can be created using the Open Below feature on a new blank floor.
A Flat, smooth, horizontal, or level roof can be done by changing the lower pitch or rise over run within all Home Designer Products.
A F.R.O.G. or a Family Room Over Garage can be done within all Home Designer Products.
If a roof baseline has a length of zero, you may receive this error message.
Creating different roof styles on separate structures can be done by choosing a roof style and pitch or rise over run for exterior walls.
Columns and room divider walls can be utilized to create a covered patio enclosure.
Multiple Shed Roofs can be done in Home Designer Products by changing the pitch rise over run using the Break Wall tool, and using Full Gable walls.
Turning this feature off will stop the roof from updating anytime a change is made.
Cross Gable roofs roof using full gable walls can be done in all Home Designer Products.
Having a porch that is attached to your home can be beneficial, but may require the roof pitch to change.
The Join Roof Planes edit tool is the easiest way to move roof plane edges so that they meet correctly, but you can also locate where roof planes might meet or intersect using temporary roof intersection points. Once these points are in place, you can drag roof plane edges or corners to these points.
Home Designer Pro can create barrel roofs using CAD lines, CAD tools, and multiple manual roof planes.
This simplistic article describes how to build a prow style roof where a gable-style wall juts out a few feet further than the rest of the main structure.
Roof crickets and vents can be drawn manually using the Roof Plane tool.