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    Roof Capping

    looking for a better way to do a roof capping.
    we currently just "split surface".
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    life's good :wine:

    simone allers
    senior draftsman
    Envisage Design Group

    #2
    split face for "me" is still one of the better ways as when you flex the roof capping moves with it . Splitting faces is a pain "but you can use mirror" see my recent post which speeds things up a bit.
    Otherwise there is the 2 roof system looks great in 3d and rendered but just as much a pain to do and takes a lot of constraining to get the 2 roof to flex together, check example Roof file, select cap to understand.
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    Last edited by mark b; February 11, 2011, 06:27 AM.
    Mark Balsom

    If it ain't broke, fix it till it is.

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      #3
      I was thinking more in the line of a sweep, I have tried this but it doesn't join well.....ideas?
      life's good :wine:

      simone allers
      senior draftsman
      Envisage Design Group

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        #4
        I have tried just about every option ever devised but they all fall down on the joins. Has been a huge wish list item for me for ages. Our foreign counterparts probably don't quite understand the % use of corrugated iron roofs in OZ.
        I will watch this thread in anticipation just in case there has been some innovative brake-through
        Last edited by mark b; February 11, 2011, 12:50 AM.
        Mark Balsom

        If it ain't broke, fix it till it is.

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          #5
          thanks, it helps to brainstorm together
          life's good :wine:

          simone allers
          senior draftsman
          Envisage Design Group

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            #6
            Would it work to offset the same roof a few inches , change the thickness of it and to leave the caps use a in place void that cuts out the rest of the roof?

            Roof Cap screen capture.jpg
            Last edited by JCM; February 11, 2011, 03:57 AM.
            Juan Carlos Moreno
            Store Designer & Merchandising Manager
            Sisley Cosmetics

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              #7
              Originally posted by JCM View Post
              Would it work to offset the same roof a few inches , change the thickness of it and to leave the caps use a in place void that cuts out the rest of the roof?
              Hi Juan, that is the same principal as I was talking about in post #2 the "2 roof system" except with mine you just draw the roof (capping) lines. Both systems acheive the same result, but both are time consuming , and in mine to get the whole thing to move together you have constrain the top roof to the bottom roof and then constrain the 'capping" lines to the ridge and hips.
              It does work. but as approx. 70% of my work is metal roofing I wish there was a better way.
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              Mark Balsom

              If it ain't broke, fix it till it is.

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                #8
                sorry . double up on posts
                Last edited by mark b; February 11, 2011, 06:12 AM.
                Mark Balsom

                If it ain't broke, fix it till it is.

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                  #9
                  I tried this for a rendering and it was nice...
                  I make a roof, I copy this roof with a small offset distance, like 10-12cm for example, and I make the new roof as glazing, using empty system panel and I use mullions to make the height difference. See attachment... the last image is the rendering from that project...
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                  Last edited by JTB; February 11, 2011, 08:06 AM. Reason: adding image
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                    #10
                    The capping could also be applied as Roof Facias...

                    You´d need two profile families (or one with parametric slopes), and two Facia types.

                    In the attached example, I´ve not calculated the exact slope/angle for the hips, but the facias should join up nicely if I did.
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                    Klaus Munkholm
                    "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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