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Simple Curved Roof

svpribyl
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What's the recommended way for doing a simple roof at the top of a curved wall? Like a barrel roof. There used to be some functionality to do this that doesn't appear in ArchiCAD 26.  I know I can use complex profiles, but it's not a roof, such as if I want to do a composite roof. 

Steve Pribyl
MAC OSX 13.6.3
ArchiCAD 27
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Barry Kelly
Moderator

We used to have a dome and barrel roof, but those options disappeared with the introduction of the Shell tool.

Although not a 'roof' it can use composites and can be connected to other shells (and I think roofs).

It can be classified as a roof element if that is important to you for export to other programs or for quantities.

 

So use the shell tool.

 

Barry.

 

One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 27
Dell XPS- i7-6700 @ 3.4Ghz, 16GB ram, GeForce GTX 960 (2GB), Windows 10
Lenovo Thinkpad - i7-1270P 2.20 GHz, 32GB RAM, Nvidia T550, Windows 11

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Barry Kelly
Moderator

We used to have a dome and barrel roof, but those options disappeared with the introduction of the Shell tool.

Although not a 'roof' it can use composites and can be connected to other shells (and I think roofs).

It can be classified as a roof element if that is important to you for export to other programs or for quantities.

 

So use the shell tool.

 

Barry.

 

One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 27
Dell XPS- i7-6700 @ 3.4Ghz, 16GB ram, GeForce GTX 960 (2GB), Windows 10
Lenovo Thinkpad - i7-1270P 2.20 GHz, 32GB RAM, Nvidia T550, Windows 11
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