Take 2 – How does one get from “smoke and mirrors” to the real world with roofs? by Frank | Jul 09, 2017 at 01:03PM | 11 comments | Views: 634 A different view of the desired roof… Attachment : Stair First Floor 7-1-17 roof test print 3 11 Comments Frank Jul 09, 2017 at 01:40PM I am having trouble opening my posted files, so here is another try. Log in to Reply FynrDzynr Jul 09, 2017 at 08:29PM Trouble opening files G’day Frank! Are you able to Submit a Comment in this thread with a 2D Plan view of the original roof layout (Comment Image) then another comment with the proposed roof layout attached as Comment Image? If you can add notes as to the pitching heights etc . . . every bit of specific info helps avagr8day Merv Log in to Reply FynrDzynr Jul 09, 2017 at 08:33PM more info required Should we assume that all roof planes are the same pitch? Log in to Reply Frank Jul 10, 2017 at 06:18PM Smoke and Mirrors, con't. Hi Merv. Thanks for your response and interest. I will attached a comment image and see how that goes. All the changes to the structure are occurring from the ridge of the main roof back towards the rear of the house. The roof has a 4/12 pitch. I don’t know the pitch of the three new roofs – all sheds – as that is what I am trying to get to, among other things, by creating an accurate drawing. I also want all the roof s to merge properly. The only way I could create the original roof was by converting to shapes and intersecting planes. There must be a better way. Another comment to follow with another comment image. Frank Log in to Reply Frank Jul 10, 2017 at 06:39PM Smoke and Mirrors, con't. To continue… I can’t show you a drawing of the desired roof, only a couple of modeled views. This may take yet another comment image. The center shed will meet a wall to be placed at the ridge of the existing roof and that will be high enough to accommodate 18″ high fixed windows. There has been a change since the roof models were created. The desire is to now have the high point of the two side shed roofs meet at the ridge of the existing main roof and the junction of the new wall supporting the center shed roof. Again, pitch to be determined. By the way, the plan is to go with metal roofs, because of the anticipated low pitches on the sheds. Frank Log in to Reply Frank Jul 10, 2017 at 06:44PM Smoke and Mirrors, con't. Merv: Keep in mind that I have been using Cadsoft products for several years on a very occasional basis, so I am still very much a novice. I really appreciate your help and all the helpful folks in the community. Thanks, Frank Log in to Reply Baino Jul 11, 2017 at 06:07PM Hi Frank. Is the roof that you describe different from the pictures? Can you draw a complete planview in pencil outlining which is exst and which is proposed and post it? And, have you found out what is on the client’s remote controller yet? Cheers, Chris Log in to Reply Frank Jul 11, 2017 at 06:31PM Smoke and Mirrors, con't. Merv: I don’t know what the pitch will be for the three new shed roofs and it probably doesn’t matter, as we will be using a metal roof and we don’t get much snow in Atlanta. Whatever worksI am trying to get to a drawing so that I can then use the section tool to produce various views for the builder. (Whatever happened to that guy MILLT – Make It Look Like This). Chris: The 10 July, 6:18pm comment image is the existing structure/roof before a 14′ rear addition. The three shed roofs are shown in the three other comment images. The remote control check is before we accept the job. Too late for this one. Thank you both. Frank Log in to Reply Louisaco Jul 12, 2017 at 09:08AM shed surfaces Did you already convert the shed roofs to surfaces? if so are you able to change the upper point of the shed surface to match the ridge height of the existing roof? select the shed surface,right click, go to surface commands and define the surface: modify the upper and lower point to have the high point of the two side shed roofs meet at the ridge of the existing main roof Log in to Reply Frank Jul 13, 2017 at 08:19AM Smoke and Mirrors, con't. I put in a roof, changed it to a shed roof and then converted it to a surface and it went weird. I then put in a surface, tried to make it look like a roof and I am kind of back where I started with what is essentially a model view, unless I am missing something. Log in to Reply Louisaco Jul 13, 2017 at 01:07PM weird surface https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLAE40D6E78CDA0C03&v=B98i5Z_7HJs that sounds right. once you put in the roof and covert it to a surface you can edit the surface. Edit the slope of the surface to get it to point towards the existing roof. maybe this video will help to at 30s. Log in to Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.