Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Markus Barrera-Kolb

Working with roof PIOs

Recommended Posts

Is there any way to allow seperate roof PIOs to intersect or cut each other? I've got two gable roofs with different bearing heights and need to cut away a portion of one where the other occurs. I'm assuming that what I'm trying to achieve would not be doable with a single roof PIO -- am I wrong?

Share this post


Link to post

You can use the two roof objects by performing a hidden line copy the use the hidden lines to make individual roof planes for each roof. You actually have 6 roof planes to work with

Share this post


Link to post

Thanks panthony -- would that be Modify > Convert > Convert Copy to Lines with the Hidden Line option selected? And then do I use the resulting polygons (lines) to create roof faces using the Roof Face command?

Since switching to VW some time ago from AutoCad we've still done most of our drawing in 2D, but I'd very much like to make the jump to full-on 3D -- I'm just finding the learning curve a bit daunting, especially since VW's 3D functionality is really not intuitive for me (been spoiled by Sketchup) and it's not at all a time-saver to settle on a half-baked 3D model and then have to fake in and compensate for all sorts of stuff in 2D in our viewports.

Share this post


Link to post
Thanks panthony -- would that be Modify > Convert > Convert Copy to Lines with the Hidden Line option selected? And then do I use the resulting polygons (lines) to create roof faces using the Roof Face command?

Yes then no: use the end points of the smaller roof hidden line render as snaps to create the subtracting polygons.

So, 1st ungroup the roof object(s?) to get roof faces.

Do the convert copy to lines / hidden line render.

Draw a polygon that will be subtracted from the continuous roof faces, using the end points of the HL render as snap points.

Subtract this poly from the continuous roof face.

Draw a polygon using the same same points that represents the shape to be subtracted from the smaller roof faces, and subtract from those faces.

Share this post


Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

 

7150 Riverwood Drive, Columbia, Maryland 21046, USA   |   Contact Us:   410-290-5114

 

© 2018 Vectorworks, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Vectorworks, Inc. is part of the Nemetschek Group.

×
×
  • Create New...