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

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By Nathan D.
#312698
Hello,
I am currently working on a building with many different plate line heights. Is it possible to have one multi plane roof with different pivot line elevations along certain walls? If not, how do you work around this problem in your projects? Thanks for your help. :D :D
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By Barry Kelly
#312713
The pivot line of a multi-plane roof can only have one elevation.
However you can set multiple planes to your roof and hence have multiple pivot lines.
You might then be able to change certain roof planes into gables (vertical) essentially hiding them.

But even without seeing your roof I can imagine this will get very messy.

Just work with single roof planes (get the multi-plane roof the correct shape and then split it into single planes).
You will have to manually trim the edges together, but that is quite easy.

I find that as soon as you have roof overlapping other roofs, you get better results with single plane roofs.



Barry.
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By Nathan D.
#312746
Barry Kelly wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:10 am
The pivot line of a multi-plane roof can only have one elevation.
However you can set multiple planes to your roof and hence have multiple pivot lines.
You might then be able to change certain roof planes into gables (vertical) essentially hiding them.

But even without seeing your roof I can imagine this will get very messy.

Just work with single roof planes (get the multi-plane roof the correct shape and then split it into single planes).
You will have to manually trim the edges together, but that is quite easy.

I find that as soon as you have roof overlapping other roofs, you get better results with single plane roofs.



Barry.
Thanks for the advice Barry. That sounds like the way to go. :D :D :D