Ceilings

Video: https://youtu.be/T3AgmPvQ2Hg

Instructions from Video:

There are multiple ways of inserting a ceiling; By Picking Points, By Room or By Perimeter but did you know you can also adjust the type of ceiling? After the ceiling has been inserted you can adjust the type under the properties of the selected Ceiling to be Flat, Tray or Cathedral. Each option will allow you to adjust the individual edges of the ceiling to create any style of ceiling you want.

Let’s take a look at these options:

Select Insert>Ceilings>Ceiling by Room

Select a ceiling type from the catalog and move the cursor into the drawing screen area. Left-click to insert the ceiling in one of the rooms. Move your cursor to another room and left-click again. Right-click and select Finish.

The ceilings will be represented by an orange dashed line around the perimeter of the room. Left-click to select one of the ceilings, right-click and select Properties. The Ceilings dialog box will appear. Under the Basic tab, set the type to Tray. The properties below will update to reflect tray ceiling settings. Click OK to accept the default settings. The ceiling is transformed into a tray and arrows will appear along each edge. Each edge can have different settings, to alter the settings, left click to select the arrow to change it to green. Green arrows indicate that edge is selected and ready to be transformed, while a red arrow indicates it isn’t selected and will retain its current values. Select all of the arrows to make them green. Right-click and select Properties.

Now in the Ceilings dialog box, what you are doing to one edge will apply to all of the edges. The c-Skirt Width option will leave a flat edge along the perimeter of the ceiling. In the video, a 1′ value was used. The d – Slope Value was edited to 30 degrees for the video ceiling. The d-Slope Value setting can also be set as a percentage or a slope ? in 12 if the Slope Type option below is changed. Click OK to accept the changes.

Left-click to select one of the other ceiling surfaces and then right-click and select Properties. Under the Basic tab, set the type to Cathedral. The properties below will update to reflect cathedral ceiling settings. Click OK to accept the default settings. The ceiling is transformed into a cathedral and arrows will appear along each edge. Each edge can have different settings, to alter the settings, left click to select the arrow to change it to green. Select the arrow across from the green arrow to make it green. The other arrows, beside the green arrows, should remain red. Right-click and select Properties.

In the Ceilings dialog box, change the b-Skirt Width option to 0′ value to remove the skirt from this edge. Change the Edge Shape option to Gable. Click OK to accept the changes.

Now select the 2 arrows that were red and left click to make them green and select the original green arrows to make them red. We will be adjusting the opposite sides now. Right-click and select Properties.

In the Ceilings dialog box, change the Slope Type to ? in 12. Change the c-Slope Value to 8. Click OK.

For the walls under the gable ceiling surfaces, the exterior wall will automatically extend up to the slope but interior walls are not set to automatically extend. Select the interior wall at the interior gable ceiling line and then right-click and select Properties.

In the Walls dialog box, select the Top and Bottom tab. Set the Wall Top to Auto Extend. Click OK.