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#1 AJ Spino

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Posted 23 March 2015 - 11:17 AM

Is this roof design possible to draw in SP? There's actually 3 roofs going. Client gave me pictures of an existing house with this very unique roofline, but I have no idea where to start.

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#2 Thomas Davis

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Posted 23 March 2015 - 11:24 AM

Based on my interpretation of the uploaded sketch, it appears relatively easy to do. You will have to add some beams and "match roof planes" on some of the roof edges, but that is typical when drawing this type of roof.

 

Using the command "match roof planes" you could click that command and select your lower roof edge as the one to match, and then select the other (upper) roof edges so that they took on the same roof plane.

 

The other thing that will have to be accurate for this type of roof is the wall / beam heights to sit your roof polygons (lollipops) on.



#3 randolph cohn

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Posted 23 March 2015 - 11:25 AM

aj,

if i'm reading it right,  it's looks like a very simple roof to do with softplan.

 

it'd help us if you could upload the elevations and/or the picture your client sent you ?

 

 

btw, i'd be happy to help you by connecting our computers with "go-to-meeting"

 

you can send your SPD (necessary) and your SPD file (not that necessary)

 

to me > randy

i live just north of san francisco in marin county

 

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email:

 

rpcdesign at aol dot com

 

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put "softplan help with roof"  in subject line

 

put your name, version of softplan, phone number (if in canada and the usa)

in message area 

along with the issues your having.

 

or call me:

 

1-415.461.0132  /  PST


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#4 AJ Spino

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Posted 23 March 2015 - 05:15 PM

Tom, I'll give it another shot but haven't had much luck.

Randy, I might be in getting in touch with you.

#5 Keith Almond

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Posted 23 March 2015 - 06:41 PM

AJ/Randy:

 

Can you post final results, please. I don't mean to offend here Randy, because you are a font of knowledge here, but it is very frustrating to follow a thread, and have it end with "Call me, and I'll fix it for you".

 

In the old Forum, a lot of threads ended that way, and the only person who learns anything is the Original Poster (OP): It would be nice to have some closure for the rest of us!


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#6 Thomas Davis

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Posted 24 March 2015 - 08:30 AM

Randy,

That is a good point.

 

It would be great if you could video screen capture the process and upload to YouTube for embedding into this new forum!



#7 Todd Williard

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Posted 24 March 2015 - 08:58 AM

Great point Keith. Let's keep it on the forum so we all can learn. Can't we upload .spd files to the forum thru a .zip file?


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#8 AJ Spino

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Posted 24 March 2015 - 10:21 AM

I can't seem to post everything at once so I'll break it up to see if that make a difference. I keep getting kicked off the site...maybe the size of all four pics together has something to do with it.

But here is what you've been waiting for... this is the roofline I need to get to

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#9 AJ Spino

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Posted 24 March 2015 - 10:24 AM

Unfortunately, this is where I am

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#10 randolph cohn

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Posted 24 March 2015 - 06:23 PM

Note: we will share our findings out with splash users.

 

aj,

i read that you asked me if i had a chance to look at the roof

 

Note:  i haven't received any drawings from you > i did check the SPAM folder.

 

i'm not sure if you meant did i copy the images you posted above and

import them into softplan

or

did you mean you sent me your SPD and SPP files which would of been what i wanted.

 

i could import the roof plan image and size it to approx what you have

but it'd be much easier for me to start with your Softplan files (SPD / SPP)

and open them in softplan and go from there.

 

so if possible, could you send them to me at

 

rpcdesign@aol.com

 

i have some questions on what you uploaded to splash

so talking to you on the phone would help out

 

include your phone number, version using, Time Zone. name

 

i'm in the pacific time zone.

 

btw, we will share what we find out with splash users.


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#11 AJ Spino

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 12:29 PM

Randy, I sent you the files yesterday...I'll follow up with an email

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Posted 30 March 2015 - 03:37 PM

i fixed the roof for a.j.

now it's up to a.j. to post the procedure for the fix.

 

right a.j. ?


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#13 AJ Spino

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Posted 02 April 2015 - 09:47 AM

i fixed the roof for a.j.
now it's up to a.j. to post the procedure for the fix.
 
right a.j. ?


Randy, thanks again...I'll post the procedure as soon as I get a chance.

Concept A-Roof.jpg Yes, I know there are open wall ends...just can't get them to join properly, but I'm working on it. Maybe the new patch in the update will help.




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