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Flat roof with pitch at the front. Create shape how

Anonymous
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How would I create this roof shape, not even sure I've titled it right?


this was quickly done in Sketchup..

Originally I tried using a slab for the flat section then a roof squashed as much as I could, but just looked wrong in 3D and elevation.



I've also tried a complex profile assigned to a wall but I can't figure out how to get the right shape.




I've not had much luck with morphs yet. Is there another way!?
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Anonymous
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So I think I over complicated it. On my Complex Profile I removed the flat section leaving just the pitch at the front then used Solid Operations to clean up. This seems to work, but open to better suggestions.

Karl Ottenstein
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The general rule is always to model it as you would build it.

That angle bit isn't a roof. It's a parapet wall with a decorative roof-like face that would probably be over-built on site, or pre-fabricated.

The flat roof, if indeed flat, could be done with the slab tool or the roof tool - but since you show a skylight, the roof tool would be the ideal choice. In reality, the roof will not (or had better not) be flat - but will be angled towards drainage scuppers or channels.

The vertical parapet wall on the interior-roof side would be flashed/covered with a membrane that is part of the roof system. It could be modeled as a wall (as it would be built) - with the angle bit as a roof, etc, depending on your desired sectional detail. Or, just the assemblage could be modeled, as you've done, with a complex profile or a Morph.
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