Is there a way to generate a roof based from plines? Like this but without tracing? I need to generate multiple roofs at once with the same slope ect.
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I presume your pointing to AutoCAD architectures Create roof function?
I am using AutoCAD Architecture and the Roof create botton but the only way to generate the roof is by tracing the walls of a building. In my case I have a polyline that I would like to select then generate a roof.
attached is a dwg with roofs, and a lisp file, I wrote now, is minimally tested... I dont know if you usually use lisp files, if not, saved the file and load it with appload command, see the dwg, it also has some notes.
Hope that helps
A few reasons why you might not be able to get the roof conversion to work after looking at your file:
1)Your drawing units are in millimeters but your floor plans are only 12.5 units long.
2)Your polylines are old 2d polylines, not new so the system cannot recognize them. Use CONVERTPOLY and then scale the plans up to make them true representations of the building size in millimeters.
This works, I will see if a colleage of mine can automate this more..
I was hoping acad's create roof command would just work based on splines that are already created instead of specifing them by retracing. I am working on 100+ houses I would hate to redraw all of them manually.
Edit: In the AutoCAD architecture forum showed me a way to use the roof command on lines. Now I just need to automate it.
Thanks again for the help
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