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miroslav_s
21.03.2012, 13:36


Hello to you all,I need a little help with my roof that I am trying to draw in Autocad Architecture 2012. The house is 8 x 8 m (square) and what I want to draw is a T shaped gable roof. If I make first a hip roof by pulling out the lightblue handles I can transform it to gable roof. If I instead choose from the start that I want a gable roof and point out the corners of my house I get following error messageProblem:All the sides of the roof are gablesPossible Solution(s):Use roof slab to create all gable sideroofI have attached picture showing how I want my roof to look like. A sI said it is a T-shaped gable roof. Can someone please instruct me how to draw this roof?Thanks in advance and best regards to you all,Miro 

John Connor
21.03.2012, 17:56
I could create one in plain AutoCAD but couldn't tell you what feature to use in Arch 2012.


heinsite
22.03.2012, 00:55
And I'm almost embarassed to tell you how long it took to do it in SketchUp!
 
Dave
 

John Connor
22.03.2012, 10:33
I was only on my second cup of coffee and not my usual ten so it took me 2.5 minutes to do it in AutoCAD 2012.


heinsite
22.03.2012, 12:35
One of the reasons I like SketchUp so much is because it's easy enough for a 3rd grader to learn.  Even something like this can be created in less than a minute. 
 
I'm naturally very excited to see how well AutoCAD and SketchUp (and Google Earth) will play together in the 2013 version.  It should be in mailboxes within the next 2-3 weeks.  Mine arrived last year on 4/11.  The expiration date on the 2013 BETA add-ons is 3/27... so that's a magic day.  It was a SketchUp 2013 add-on beta that tipped me off.
 
Dave

miroslav_s
22.03.2012, 13:51




It is not a problem for me to do it in Autocad 2012 with simple lines (or using presspull/extrude command) like I showed in the pictures above. But by doing it with simple lines you can not "pull" the light blue handles the way you can do it if you draw the roof with the "roof command" you have in Autocad architecture. The GREAT thing about "roof command" in Autocad Architecture is that you can easily adjust/change the dimensions of the roof. There is the difference my friend. Thanks anyway but I stick with the Autocad anyway.Bets regards,M

miroslav_s2012-03-22 13:55:03

heinsite
22.03.2012, 15:08
Since there may only be a few people in this forum who use Architecture you might get more responses over in the Autodesk Discussion Groups:
 
http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/AutoCAD-Architecture/bd-p/248
 
Good luck!
Dave.

miroslav_s
22.03.2012, 16:10


Thanks mate, I will check it out. Meanwhile I have downloaded the autocad architecture book so the answer to my question is there somewhere.Thanks again.