## To make a rafter

To do a rafter, spanning from one wall to another do you suggest a. set up roof/slab parameters and manually draw to desired width (say 50mm), or b. setup up roof/slab parametres, draw a polygon line – process slab off polygon line. the same for columns, walls, roof slabs etc Either method is fine but drawing…

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## Vaulted roofs

How do you do vaulted roofs? To make a vault: 1) draw an arc with the desired measurements (in your case, 10 m) and number of vertixes (double click the arc icon to recall the “Polygon Characteristics” dialog box – more vertixes will make it smoother). Activating the Snap to Grid might help when drawing. 2)…

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## Double pitched roof with cornice

How do you draw a double pitched roof, one side of which overshoots the ridge, thus forming a cornice?

All you do is create two different pitches, starting from the desired height of gutter line. Where they overlap, close them off with a wall, using the Adjust Garret Walls and Adjust Walls on Roof commands.

I’ve drawn a floor plan using two layers. Layer 1 for the foundation and Layer 2 for the main floor. How do I put a roof on? I tried the slab/roof icon and select the corners of the wall on layer 2, no result. I’ve tried on layer 3 same thing. Is the roof to be…

## How can I make a parapet wall for the circular ramp of a car park?

How can I make a parapet wall for the circular ramp of a car park? You can follow 2 methods. 1 – Use the Superrot command. Draw the section of the wall as a polygon at the right distance from the Y-axis, select it and choose the command Superrot. Insert the parameters, including the difference in…

## Polar and relative coordinates

Is there any way of manually inputting the X & Y-coordinates to determine the length of the walls? Is there a box anywhere that the length can be typed into? If you want to draw a wall inserting the length, you can use the polar or relative input. Follow the steps below: – Click with…

## Lengthening a wall

When lengthening a Wall , the program calculates from the center of the wall, even if the start point indicated was the end of the wall. A wall is registered by its axis and this is what the program takes into account, during modifications. If you want to maintain the original direction, choose the option…

## Modifying wall parameters

I am trying to change the parameters of a few walls already in the design, and each time I open the “Walls…” dialog box and make some changes, I get an error message. I selected the walls I wanted to alter and then selected “Walls…” from the Parameters menu. Do you have a Window or Door…

## A hexagonal room

I want to create a hexagonal room. I chose 120 degrees and a wall appeared with 120 degree angle. The next wall that I need to build is at 90 degrees. So if I choose Free Angle, how can I build shapes with precise angles? It’s similar to the manual method used on drafting machines.…

## Connecting the walls to the roof 2

The User Guide example creates roof slabs, adds upper-level wall segments and then cuts each wall segment to fit under the slope of the roof. Roof design and modification is critical for me; my current project involves re-designing some roof sections on an existing home to accommodate architecture changes to the interior. Basically there are 2 ways…