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Week #16 – Roof Modeling and Documentation
16-1. Roof Basics

ArchiCAD Training (Best Practices Lesson 16-1)

In this ArchiCAD training we start with the basics of roof modeling, using three lessons borrowed from the QuickStart Course. I’m placing a copy of each video here with a brief description; for more detailed commentary and instructions, please refer to the individual QuickStart Course pages – you may jump to them by clicking the lesson title below.

If you are an experienced ArchiCAD user, you may choose to skip these videos, however I recommend that you watch them to make sure your basic mechanics are sound.

Introduction to Roof Construction for ArchiCAD 10 through 14

This 42 minute lesson teaches the methods used for constructing roofs in ArchiCAD 10 through 14. If you are working with ArchiCAD 15, it is still a good idea to watch this video since there are many similarities, and I share some valuable tips in the video as well as on the QuickStart Course lesson page that will be helpful to you.

Thank you for visiting the Best Practices Course website. The video lessons are available for members only. If you are an active member and would like to watch the ArchiCAD training video on this page, please login to the website. If you are not currently a member, please visit the following pages for more information and to sign up for the Best Practices Course, the QuickStart Course or for the Best Practices ArchiCAD Coaching Program. Eric Bobrow, Creator of the Best Practices Course

Intro to Roof Construction for ArchiCAD 15 and Above

This 29 minute lesson teaches the methods used for constructing roofs in ArchiCAD 15 and later versions.

Thank you for visiting the Best Practices Course website. The video lessons are available for members only. If you are an active member and would like to watch the ArchiCAD training video on this page, please login to the website. If you are not currently a member, please visit the following pages for more information and to sign up for the Best Practices Course, the QuickStart Course or for the Best Practices ArchiCAD Coaching Program. Eric Bobrow, Creator of the Best Practices Course

Creating the Roofs for the Sample Building

This 33 minute lesson shows how to build the roofs for the sample building developed in the QuickStart Course, first in ArchiCAD 14 (which applies to versions 10 and above) and then in ArchiCAD 15 and above.

Thank you for visiting the Best Practices Course website. The video lessons are available for members only. If you are an active member and would like to watch the ArchiCAD training video on this page, please login to the website. If you are not currently a member, please visit the following pages for more information and to sign up for the Best Practices Course, the QuickStart Course or for the Best Practices ArchiCAD Coaching Program. Eric Bobrow, Creator of the Best Practices Course

Please post your comments and questions below.

Eric

[For lesson transcripts and audio-only versions, please visit the original QuickStart lesson pages.]

ArchiCAD Training: Roof Basics

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  1. Romario Ozmandos
    4 years ago

    Hi Eric
    my name is Romario Ozmandos ‘ and I am a university student doing Interior Architecture, I have a small question please: when we do the roof plan 1:100 scale what would we show underneath the roof in dash lines? is it the wall exterior or interior and any thing else like down pipe. Thank you
    Kind regard
    Romario


  2. BinhNguyen
    4 years ago

    Hi Eric
    What a pity
    A big problem to me
    These lesson video don’t appear


    • Eric Bobrow
      4 years ago

      Binh – I have corrected the issue with these videos; they are now set up to be available for ArchiCAD Training Pass members now. I apologize for the temporary frustration – you should be able to watch them now. – Eric


  3. MattRichman
    4 years ago

    Hey Eric,
    This video stops at 25:17 min. it will not finish the complete 29 min.
    But its great to re-learn all the tricks. There is always something new that i learn.
    Thanks for all the tutorials


    • Eric Bobrow
      4 years ago

      Matt –
      Sometimes issues like this are caused by your browser cache (storage) getting filled up. Try emptying your browser cache, or using a different browser, or right-clicking the DOWNLOAD link to download the file then playing locally off your hard drive.
      Eric


  4. Edwin E. Pagaduan
    5 years ago

    Hi Eric,

    How can I download the videos? I’ve been away too long and I want to download the videos from week#14-4 to present, so that I can watch it at my free time. But all I can see is “about;blank”.

    I can watch it online but have no time, so I wish to download it. Please help. Thank you very much


    • Eric Bobrow
      5 years ago

      Edwin –
      You can download the videos by right-clicking on the DOWNLOAD button in the bottom right of the video player, and selecting Save Linked File As or Save Target As (this varies by browser).
      Eric