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What am I doing wrong? 'Insert Soffit' does not seem to display properly. See image. Anyone else with the same?

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Hi j.christ,

I thought this was something specifically fixed in SP3 - on my Mac it seems to work just fine - I'll have someone on a PC run it and see what's up.

I assume you are using the AEC > Create Roof scenario?

Wes

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Hi j.christ,

Just an update - I got one of our tech folks to try it on their Vista machine and they got "good" results.

Can you post up a "test" file so we can see what's up?

Wes

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Test file attached.

Added. Yes, using >AEC>'Create roof...' tool.

It's what I consider a simple roof shape.

The soffit seems to display fine until the last hip is altered to a gable.

I have checked the polygon making sure it is closed prior to the using the AEC>Create roof tool.

I have altered the direction of altering the hips to gables as well to see if that does anything, but no change.

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I'll pass this on to our tech/bug submit team to see why/what the issue is.

Thank you for the "heads up"

Wes

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j.christ the simple solution to your problem in the interim might be to model the soffits yourself.

You could also ungroup a duplicate of the roof object and extract the horizontal soffit surfaces and vertical ends for re-use. Replace the wrong soffit ends with correct ones.

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Doing work around already but thanks for the advise anyways. Work around used is extrude along path and capped ends. Thanks.

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The ungroup a duplicate seemed like it would be quicker, particularly if you need to make changes:

- Copy the roof object.

- open a new file and Paste in Place.

- Ungroup the roof object.

- Select and Copy the soffit 3D polygons you need.

- Return to the original drawing.

- Delete the soffit 3D polygons you want to replace.

- Paste in Place the new soffit 3D polygons.

It woud definetely be quicker when you have variable eaves overhangs.

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