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What's the best way to model curve roof

Daniel_He
Booster

Hi, Everyone. I was modeling curve roofs using mesh method as shown in below picture, but there were some issues such as mesh node control, inside shape control and structure. So I'm seeking help to find the better solution. Thanks

 

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Daniel.He

ArchiCAD 25 3011 USA - Windows 11 Home 64x
DESKTOP 12600KF 64G RAM 3070 GPU
8 REPLIES 8

Try shell tool if roof is not convenient.

AC 27 INT 5003/WIN 11
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H with Radeon Graphics 3.20 GHz 16.0 GB

Shell tool is the answer.

ryejuan
Advisor

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i'm not sure if this is what you want to achieve.

In the end what is your Objective?
ArchiCAD 9 onwards
4dProof
Advisor

as others have said, the revolved shell is the best bet. You can use the same composite as your main roof body. You may need to place some dedicated operators (use simple planar morphs for this) and trim with solid element operations to get them to join cleanly to the main roof body.

BIM solutions and trouble shooting (self proclaimed) expert. Using Archicad 26 5002 US on Mac OS 11.5.2

the shell tool should give cleaner curves, rather than the more segmented appearance of the "curved" roof solution... even though a framed roof would be segmented when built, most wouldn't want to see those lines.

BIM solutions and trouble shooting (self proclaimed) expert. Using Archicad 26 5002 US on Mac OS 11.5.2
ryejuan
Advisor

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white material is using shell tool. yes you can remove the lines, if removing lines is just the issue when you render the model the lines would not be shown.

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it really depends on how you want to show your drawings like the 2d representation of the model in plans etc. like @4dProof said the plans might be used for construction therefore contractor might need how the roof is being segmented.

There are lots of ways to do this but in end what do you want to achieve? 

In the end what is your Objective?
ArchiCAD 9 onwards

Hi, thank you very much. I am not skilled on shell tools, I will try

Daniel.He

ArchiCAD 25 3011 USA - Windows 11 Home 64x
DESKTOP 12600KF 64G RAM 3070 GPU
aboutmend
Participant

I think Shell tool will help you in it