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    Sloping roof structure and tapered insulation

    Is it possible to slope the roof structure to follow the two scenarios in the attached?

    Also, is there a way to create tapered insulation as shown in the attached scenario?

    Thanks!!
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    Several ways to do it, just not with one roof. Either use one roof for the sloped structure and another for the tapered insulation (Shape edited, variable thickness), with some careful Join Geo... Or use the roof with the sloped structure, and a family for the tapered insulation. Both methods work fine.

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    I have tried to use the shape edit, with variable thickness, but this seems to involve some trial and error. Is there a step by step process that I could follow?

    How would you use a family for tapered insulation?

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    I personally wouldnt, but other people do. I use a roof for it. It does take some getting used to, but unfortunately i dont have instructions typed out.

    Keep trying!

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    Basically, do you draw the profile of the tapered insulation in plan view and adjust the elevations of the points with the shape editing tool?

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    Quote Originally Posted by max2527 View Post
    Basically, do you draw the profile of the tapered insulation in plan view and adjust the elevations of the points with the shape editing tool?
    Yeppers! If your end points are sketched on a line of the roof (they should be... ridges and valleys) it will snap in 3d while you raise and lwoer the points, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
    ....with some careful Join Geo... Or use the roof with the sloped structure, and a family for the tapered insulation. Both methods work fine.
    With the Join Geometry tool (except with hardwired conditions) the first-clicked object will cut the second-clicked object.

    Quote Originally Posted by max2527 View Post
    Basically, do you draw the profile of the tapered insulation in plan view and adjust the elevations of the points with the shape editing tool?
    You can use the align tool on points/edges of a shape edited floor.


    Have you tried 'Pick Supports'? If you have generated the underlying structure, this is a quick way to generate your floor geometry...
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