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exposed beam in gable

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I am trying to figure out how to do a thing the "right" way.  In the image, I am trying to demonstrate exposed beams in the gable areas.  For the horizontal and vertical members I could use a soffit which gave the beams depth.  But for the angled members it appears you cannot rotate a soffit.  As a workaround I created a polyline, converted to a materials region and simply matched properties.  The problem is, there is no depth in ortho, and I can't find a method to give it depth.  I'm not required to provide a 3-D, but the client is presenting this to an HOA and it would be nice to be able to print out a 3-d pic for him.

 

Bonus question: is there a way to rotate the material fill to match the alignment of the length of the soffit?  I realize we're probably dealing with specific length patterns, but just curious.

 

Background: Version X6, rudimentary skills.

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Try drawing polyline solids in elevation view for your beams.  You can make a copy of the material and adjust the angle.  Unless you mean the gable fascia ?

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13 minutes ago, madcowscarnival said:

But for the angled members it appears you cannot rotate a soffit.

 

You can use a Sloped Soffit for some things -- like ceiling beams, but I agree with Chop -- p-solids are the way to go.

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