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Why does the fascia option only work on eaves and not gables?


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I often use the Create Roof tool to quickly create shed roofs, done by converting 3 of the 4 sides to gable ends and the low side of the roof remaining an eave. Inserting a fascia will only add a fascia board to roof edges that remain an eave. Any edges of the roof that have been converted to a gable end will not receive a fascia board. This seem like the most basic of flaws in the software, particularly when trying to quickly model a design idea. Am I missing something? I don't think this should be a difficult task.

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My new trick has been a "fascia" Wall, ie: a wall that's 1x14 with a single component set to something like Component_Trim_Paint. Draw that wall around the perimeter of your roof. Use the wall height handles to snap to the actual roof peaks & ridges. Its super easy and gratifying compared to the default tools.

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You could also do your fascias as an extrude along a path. That way you can have a standard library of profiles for use.

 

We use this approach for almost all fascia/soffit arrangements as the built in tool just doesn't do what we want it to.

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