Creating Sloping Roofs
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Creating sloping roofs

Using the Slab as the object type and the Push/Pull tool, you can easily create different types of roofs on Snaptrude. Here, we have discussed how to create the two most commonly used sloping roofs: gable and hipped roofs. Note that you should always draw the roof sketch on the last storey of your model. For example, if your model is a one-story villa, you will have to draw the roof slab on the second Storey in the design canvas.

Creating a simple gable roof

To draw the footprint of the gable:

  1. In plan or 3D view, select the Slab from the Object Type.

  2. Draw the footprint of the gable by clicking and dragging to outline its shape.

To split the top face of the slab:

  1. Hover along the width of the slab to find its midpoint.

  2. Click to start the split.

  3. Hover along the opposite width to locate the midpoint and click to place the split line.

To create the gable roof:

  1. Use the Push Pull (P) tool.

  2. Click on the splitting edge.

  3. Move the top edge up to the desired roof height by entering the value representing the vertical height needed for the roof peak to create the gable.

  4. Follow the same steps for the other sides of the roof, or copy & flip the created roof onto the opposite side to complete the roof design.

  5. Furthermore, use Push/pull in 3D to edit the shape of the walls to align with the roof bottom.

Creating a hipped roof

  1. Click on the Draw tool (shortcut ‘L’) & select “Slab” in the Object Type tab.

  2. Draw the roof profile in plan view.

  3. Divide the profile into sections based on the slope of the roof.

  4. Optionally, delete the repeated elements, as they will be copied later. If the roof isn't symmetric, you can also keep the cut sections, which can then be edited to complete the roof.

  5. Use the Push-Pull (P) tool to adjust the height of the slab's edges to match the roof's slope. You can also enter the value of the roof's vertical height.

  6. Copy the profile and flip or rotate it to complete the roof design.

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