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Roof Surfacer AC 7

Wally Dunsmoor
Newcomer
When I anoint the roof on both sides of a ridge with the standing seam--AC 7 Library_Add on Library_Roof accessory_roof_surfacer, I'm unable to convince the patterns to line up, i.e. "mirror". Is there a fix-it that anyone has discovered?

Thanks,

Wally
Wally

Archicad 10 1183 USA OSX 10.4.10
iMac 2.0GHz G5 1.0GB ram
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Djordje
Advocate
Wally wrote:
When I anoint the roof on both sides of a ridge with the standing seam--AC 7 Library_Add on Library_Roof accessory_roof_surfacer, I'm unable to convince the patterns to line up, i.e. "mirror". Is there a fix-it that anyone has discovered?
Did you try literal mirroring a copy or is it impossible due to roof geometry?
Djordje

ArchiCAD since 4.55 ... 1995

cadtek
Newcomer
Delete the offending surhace object ...then Mirror the correct surfacer object.
It happened to me once
Ben Ficklin 😉
with ArchiCAD since version 4.5
always using the latest and greatest release
XP and Leopard

Wally Dunsmoor
Newcomer
Thank you for the replies, however when I mirror the surface it does not conform to the shape of the new side and appears to not to have any editorial functions such as a pet palette. I'm working on a gable roof with different dormers each side. If it looks like a fill shouldn't it act like a fill?

Cheers,

Wally
Wally

Archicad 10 1183 USA OSX 10.4.10
iMac 2.0GHz G5 1.0GB ram

cadtek
Newcomer
Then your going to have to use a fill in plan .
Ben Ficklin 😉
with ArchiCAD since version 4.5
always using the latest and greatest release
XP and Leopard

vfrontiers
Contributor
Are you speaking of the 2d pattern? or the actual 3d seams?

I have found that the center of the PIVOT line governs the actual 3d. So you should only have to drag them to be directly opposing. On a Hip, you will need to have the centers on the same projection from the hip.
Duane
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Wally Dunsmoor
Newcomer
Try as I might I can't make this Add-on behave like a fill in either 2D or 3D. Selected as a library part with Display Options on for fill handles doesn't bring up any such handle. With pivot lines on for roofs sliding the pivot line sideways looks as if it's going to be successful, but again, no cigar. For 2D I prefer one of the standard Standing Seam fills, but this is loverly for 3D shows. The secret seems to be " don't show more than one side of a hip or ridge per view.

Thanks,

Wally
Wally

Archicad 10 1183 USA OSX 10.4.10
iMac 2.0GHz G5 1.0GB ram

Djordje
Advocate
Wally wrote:
Try as I might I can't make this Add-on behave like a fill in either 2D or 3D.
Quite logical, as it is a library part; therefore you can NOT manage it as a fill.

I tried Duane's tip (not too many - if any at all - standing seams around here) and it worked.

Maybe you should drop by ACUWest?

Just a hint,
Djordje

ArchiCAD since 4.55 ... 1995

Wally Dunsmoor
Newcomer
You're right, I should consider a trip down to LA in March. I was actually just trying to gently get the idea across to Dwayne that I was talking about the Surfacer and he was talking fills. I didn't want him to think that I was implying that he needed professional help.

Thanks,

Wally
Wally

Archicad 10 1183 USA OSX 10.4.10
iMac 2.0GHz G5 1.0GB ram

vfrontiers
Contributor
Don't be shy, I can take it! In fact I was talking about BOTH... And I rarely use STANDING SEAM either. Mostly the ROOF TILES...

Hmmm. What ever happened to the REAL LOOKING TILE... I find the ITALIAN tile "ok" but the first thing EVERYONE tells me is "We're NOT using Roman Pans!"

I've HACKED the code to put a Barrel pan back in and called it MISSION TILE. I've also put this to GS for inclusion later.
Wally wrote:
You're right, I should consider a trip down to LA in March. I was actually just trying to gently get the idea across to Dwayne that I was talking about the Surfacer and he was talking fills. I didn't want him to think that I was implying that he needed professional help.

Thanks,

Wally
Duane
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Tom Krowka
Booster
I'm using the standing seam roof surfacer, on opposite sides of the gable. Can't match the standing seams. I tried to find the 3d pivot line as mentioned earlier in the posting, but actually I have no idea where it is, or how I can select it.
Tried selecting the roof surface, am able to do that, can get the pet palette, dragged, strectched, added nodes, no success.

Any help?
Tom Krowka Architect

Windows 10, AC Version 25

Thomas@wkarchwk.com

www.walshkrowka.com

vfrontiers
Contributor
You can adjust the START of the seams by adjusting the ROOFs PIVOT LINE.... (not the surfacer).... This should be done on the ROOF PLAN...
Duane
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Karl Ottenstein
Moderator
vfrontiers wrote:
You can adjust the START of the seams by adjusting the ROOFs PIVOT LINE.... (not the surfacer).... This should be done on the ROOF PLAN...
A very famous DV tip ... that should have gotten tip of the month a long time ago! 😉 This was not obvious to many of us (most of us?) ...

Karl
One of the forum moderators   •   AC 25 USA and earlier   •   MacOS 11.6.1, iMac Pro

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