TomGriff

How to create a barrel roof canopy?

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I've been working on a design with curved metal roof lines and am having trouble creating a canopy over the main entrance. What I'm looking for is basically a barrel roof cantilevered out over the entrance and set at a right angle to the curved roof at the eaves. I tried using invisible walls to create a small room the size of the canopy with a barrel roof, but couldn't get it to blend properly. I also thought about creating a dormer, but couldn't figure out how to eliminate the walls. Any ideas on how to generate a canopy like the one in the pic on the right?

 

I've done most of the design in Home Designer Pro, and am using the trial version of Chief Architect to experiment with the curved roof design. Not sure what I'm going to do when the design is finalized since curved roofs in HDP are so painful to create.

 

Thanks,

 

Tom

Chief Architect Premier X8 2016-12-19 21-31-16-260.jpgsugarhill_ap24_03.jpg

 

 

 

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The easiest way would be to just draw polyline solids in an elevation  view, and not worry about trimming it. As far as deleting walls on a dormer, after you explode it, the Delete key works really well. ;)

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A long time ago I have created this video tutorial on how to create barrel roof. Hope this will help you.

If you have troubles understanding this, let me know.

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Download the X8 Reference Manual and go to page 508 "Curving Two Roof Planes". The instructions are simple. You don't need a room below - just draw the two roof planes, curve them for your barrel, then you can use the Join Roof Plane tools to automatically generate the intersection with the perpendicular roof plane. It's pretty easy:

 

barrel 1.PNGbarrel 2.PNG

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