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Complex profile as roof edges


Currently (Archicad 26) the roof tool allows modification of each plane, to assign eaves/gable/ridge/valley... etc. and to individually decide how the edges are cut.


In actual construction this is a complicated element and should really be defined using complex profiles.


The issue we have every time is at gable walls.

The roof thickness defines a visible line on the elevation, and the surface needs to be custom made to reflect the roof angle.





Might this thread from when the Railing Tool was first released help?




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Erwin Edel

The 'eaves' etc is only used for schedules, so you can determine the quantity (could useful to know how many m¹ of gutter is needed etc).


In case you were wondering what functionality that currently has.


Until your wish is granted: it isn't too difficult to model most connection by adding 2nd roof with a different composite and using 'merge' to make the floor plan display correct.


We have no issues to generate sections up 1:50 scale without modelling too many extra elements this way.

Erwin Edel, Project Lead, Leloup Architecten

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