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    Best way to slope a floor

    I have a floor that has a slope of 1:60 on it. Whats the best way of doing this the most efficiently?

    The floor may change in the near future. With that all the steelwork will change and I dont fancy modelling stuff twice.

    Steelwork is straight forward, i.e I shall place it on a named ref plane. Floors though, I cant put onto a named plane. So would the best way be by adding a slope arrow?

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    Slope arrow is the best way if it is a continuous single slope in one direction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shields08 View Post
    Slope arrow is the best way if it is a continuous single slope in one direction.
    But if not, point editing!

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    the highly over looked "Defines Constant Heigth" all you need is two boundry lines that are parrallel and a known height between the two, very easy.
    Creating a Sloped Surface Using Parallel Sketch Lines - WikiHelp
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    Or just set one edge to defines slope and give it a slope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dzatto View Post
    Or just set one edge to defines slope and give it a slope.
    This is fine but, if "start" and "finish" are set heights then I will take my way any day.

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    but then you have to figure out the heights, no? If you just know it has to be a constant slope, the height doesn't matter.

    But I see what you're saying now. yeah, if it's a set start and finish height, definitely. Why didn't you tell me about that earlier?

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    Slope Arrow - Effective when you know what sort of offset is required from known points but they are not necessarily at the start and end edges of the slab or in the same direction as any slab edge. Perhaps the most versatile other than shape editing but also a bit harder to become comfortable with.

    Define one edge as slope defining - Easy for slabs that slope consistently overall in one direction and you don't really care where the other edge "ends up", it is what it is... pick one edge set a slope, just like roofs except limited to one edge sloping.

    Defines Constant Height - Very easy when the start and end edges of the slab also define lowest and highest elevations (and the slope value isn't the priority).

    Fwiw, for structural floors/roofs - Pick Supports (shape editing) - This will slope a roof according to the structural elements you select.
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    Steve, I nominate
    Quote Originally Posted by Steve_Stafford View Post
    ...Fwiw, for structural floors/roofs - Pick Supports (shape editing) - This will slope a roof according to the structural elements you select...
    As the understatement of the month...I mean POTM!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBZ View Post
    Steve, I nominate As the understatement of the month...I mean POTM!!!
    Yep, second that.
    You gotta love this forum and how such a simple post can bring out some of the most invaluable information, tricks and tips.

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