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Complex roofs in ARCHICAD – Editing complex roofs as singe element

Complex roofs in ARCHICAD – Editing complex roofs as singe element


We can easily edit the complex roof
as one element. We can modify only one part that
will affect the whole roof. We will see some basic examples
in the floor-plan view. Let’s select the roof, click the contour,
ridge, or one of the corner points and use the available pet palette commands. For example we can even drag a horizontal ridge, move a corner node, or offset an edge. All these changes will affect all the
related planes of the complex roof. We can change the offset of the eaves overhang
on the entire roof in one step. To do this let’s open the roof settings dialog. Let’s extend the “Multi-plane geometry” tab page and
enter 1000 millimeter for “eaves overhang offset”. Let’s click OK to accept all changes and
leave this dialog. We can modify the resolution of the curved
edge in the complex roof. After selecting a roof with a curved edge,
let’s open again the settings dialog and enter 5 to the “Curve resolution by arc”
and click OK. We can easily offset all edges of the selected
roof eaves on the floor plan using the corresponding pet palette command. All these editing functions are also available
in the 3D window. To change the angle of the multi-plane complex
roof we just open the settings dialog to define a new value for the angle and click OK. We can also easily change the material of
the complex roof. Using a complex roof we can simply handle
in one element the entire complex roof as we don’t need to select the individual roof
planes one by one to do the same changes.

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