This 49 minute ArchiCAD training lesson demonstrates the quickest and easiest methods to model multiple roof types in ArchiCAD 15 and later versions.
A wide variety of roof styles are shown in a graphic derived from the following website:
In this session, schematic models of these roofs are quickly created in ArchiCAD 16. The methods shown may be applied to ArchiCAD 15 and later.
Some of the roof styles are done with a single-plane roof similar to ArchiCAD 14 (e.g. Flat Roof, Shed Roof, Skillion and Lean-to Roof), although walls are trimmed using the new command in the Design menu > Connect > Trim Elements to Roof/Shell rather than Solid Element Operations.
Some roof types work easily in the new Multi-Plane roof option, such as the Open Gable, Hip and Valley, Pyramid Hip, Hexagonal Gazebo and Combination Roofs. Others are able to be created with the Multi-Plane setting, but require adjustment and fine-tuning; here are some examples:
In other cases, the Multi-Plane Roof must be broken into pieces using the right-click context menu command Split into Single-Plane Roofs. This is necessary in several cases:
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