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#1 Wendall Hilty

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Posted 19 April 2022 - 05:33 AM

When generating top elevations of the roof, it frequently doesn't generate the valley lines. Is there some setting I'm missing or is there some other way to avoid this problem. Usually, it's not hard to draw them in because I can reference the ridge and the bottom corner of the roof. However, there have been times where this method didn't work because since there wasn't a line to reference at the top and I just had to guess the angle.



#2 Mark Petri

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Posted 19 April 2022 - 08:43 AM

A lot depends on how you create your roof. Sometimes it is best to overlay the Top Elevation over the original roof drawing if you are not seeing the exact placement of valleys. If the roof is all one roof most valleys show up easily. If the roof is a bunch of intersecting roofs they do not always show well in elevation views due to the fact the roofs more or less overlap and do not technically intersect (cut into each other). You also may have more success with some line visibility adjustments in the rendering settings.


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#3 Keith Almond

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Posted 19 April 2022 - 06:47 PM

Turn ROOF OUTLINE on in drawing Mode.Open a NEW LAYER. Trace the outline of the roof an all the hips and valleys (with SNAP ON). Isolate the new outline, save to Softplan Clipboard. Open the Top Elevation and PASTE (HOLD POSITION).


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#4 Wendall Hilty

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Posted 20 April 2022 - 05:00 AM

Turn ROOF OUTLINE on in drawing Mode.Open a NEW LAYER. Trace the outline of the roof an all the hips and valleys (with SNAP ON). Isolate the new outline, save to Softplan Clipboard. Open the Top Elevation and PASTE (HOLD POSITION).

 

How do I turn on ROOF OUTLINE?



#5 Henry Buckner

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Posted 20 April 2022 - 07:24 AM

"Visible ItemS"


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#6 Keith Almond

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Posted 20 April 2022 - 11:29 AM

As Henry said:

 

Go to OPTIONS > VISIBLE ITEMS (or DRAWING OPTIONS) > MODE VISIBILITIES > DRAWING, and in the GROUP VISIBILITIES panel CHECK - ROOF > ROOF OUTLINE


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#7 Wendall Hilty

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Posted 20 April 2022 - 11:54 AM

Thank you for your suggestion.  This method will be easier than the workarounds that I have used in the past.







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