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Creating a Roof

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12-17-2012 06:28 AM

I am haveing problems creating a roof on my house. I have a six wall house but only a 2 plane roof. When I try to make a roof by footprint it only lets me make a roof with 6 planes. I also tried to create a roof by extruding but can not select a plane to start my drawing. If any one can give me any information on how to create a two plane roof by footprint or creting it by extruding please repy.

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Re: Creating a Roof

12-17-2012 06:38 AM in reply to: T.pot

When using Roof by Extrusion, go to an elevation or section view, then set the Workplane by selecting a plane--a Wall,

then you will be able to sketch the shape you want to extrude. Use the Tab key to cycle trhu various planes. You can also draw a new Reference Plane, name it, then select it from the dropdown list when setting Workplane.


You might also want to try using separate roofs, with a slope arrow or select one of the sketch lines to "define slope".

(Instead of footprint roof.)

Cliff B. Collins
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Thalden Boyd Emery Architects
St. Louis, MO
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Re: Creating a Roof

12-17-2012 08:11 PM in reply to: T.pot

When creating the sketch lines in "Roof by footprint" you have probably got all lines set as slope defining. Select the lines that you don't want to define a slope, and uncheck the box that says "Defines slope."

Chris Needham
New Zealand
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