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Sailcloth roof

KeesW
Advocate

I am designing a carport with a sail cloth roof. I've created the shape using the terrain tool but the sagged nature of the placed material is very angular, rather than catenary curvy. Any suggestions?

Cornelis (Kees) Wegman

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Barry Kelly
Moderator

Here is a link to a post that has a 'tentmaker' object - basically a shade sail.

This is a very old object but I think it is the one I still have in my library.

 

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https://community.graphisoft.com/t5/Design-forum/Tentmaker-headaches/m-p/42625/highlight/true#M21354

 

 

Hopefully it can help.

 

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ryejuan
Advisor

using a morph or shell tool would also be able to this sailcloth right?

In the end what is your Objective?
ArchiCAD 9 onwards
Solution

It still works! Thank you Barry.

Cornelis (Kees) Wegman

cornelis wegman architects
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