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Modelling and drafting in ARCHICAD. (Example: How can I model a Roof soffit/fascia?)

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By anto_bg
#303650
Is there an alternative and easier way to slope the top of a wall without using SEO?
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By Barry Kelly
#303665
anto_bg wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:39 pm
Is there an alternative and easier way to slope the top of a wall without using SEO?

I wouldn't say easier, but there are a few alternatives.

SEO as you have mentioned.

Connect as Christophe mentioned is probably the easiest if you have a roof to trim to - if you don't have a roof then you can use one in a hidden layer - much the same as you would for an SEO.

An inclined beam running along the length of the wall will automatically trim if the building material strength for the beam is higher than the wall's and the top of the beam is higher than the top of the wall - but this may also interfere with other elements (walls).

A complex profile beam (or wall) running perpendicular to the wall - it will have to be big enough to cover the length and height of the wall.

If you are not worried about wall skins or inserting openings in the wall, then you can use a complex profile in the shape you want and the length of that profile will be the width of the wall in plan when you place it - it may not trim well with other walls.

These complex profile methods are great if you want more than a simple slope to the wall - can be any shape.

You can also place an angled empty opening in the wall and manipulate the shape to that of the slope you need.

Barry.
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By LaszloNagy
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I hope that the Opening Tool will have a Polygonal Geometry method in the future and then we will be able to place an Opening at the top of the Wall and simply edit its shape so it cuts the Wall to the desired shape.
By DGSketcher
#303775
For a polygonal solution I use the shell tool and as others suggest, trim to roof/shell and then put the shell on a hidden layer after trimming. Shells now permit zero thickness if there is a possible PBC conflict with other elements.
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By Lingwisyer
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DGSketcher wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:57 am
For a polygonal solution I use the shell tool and as others suggest, trim to roof/shell and then put the shell on a hidden layer after trimming. Shells now permit zero thickness if there is a possible PBC conflict with other elements.

Just change your hidden layer to have an Intersection Group of 0. In that way you do not need to worry about PBC as nothing will join.



Ling.