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Roof Construction

Anonymous
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I wish to construct a regular sloped roof that is 16" thick inside the walls, and 7" thick for the eaves. Can anyone advise on a way to do this efficiently? The most efficient I think would be an option for 'multiple thicknesses' or 'profiles' for the same roof object. I'm sure i can get what i'm after by using the SEO tool, but if there is another faster method, I would love to hear it!

Thank you.
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TomWaltz
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Let's talk construction, not Archicad, for a minute:
Why is the roof thicker inside than out? Do you mean the structural members are thicker?

The reason I ask: I find that the roof tool is terrible for creating both roofs and fascias. Assiming we are talking about residential, I usually recommend that the roof tool is only used for the roof sheathing, using a profiled wall to create the soffit, fascia, and eaves, and a second "lower roof" to represent the rafters.

It's not ideal from an ease-of-creation standpoint, but it rocks for making construction documents that look right.
Tom Waltz

Anonymous
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The Roof is Cathedral, with 16" rafters, and and lower profile eave.

Currently I have solved the problem by using Cadimage RoofBuilder, and using SEO to 'subtract' a narrower 'second roof' that represents the eave thickness from the 'main roof'.

Thanks for the innovative advice on the profiled wall. Interesting solution.

Anonymous
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Tom
Thanks for sharing the C.P. roof idea.
Not sure I get it all though.
Attached is really basic C.P. concept I think you were explaining but
wanted to see if I was getting the general idea, or misunderstood something
important.
Any comments appreciated.
Bier

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