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Roofs and Roof Accessories

Roofs in Vectorworks are powerful, but most users do not understand how much they can change and edit the roof. The purpose of this manual is to show you how flexible the roof is, and what to do in complex situations.


Creating a Roof

This is an introduction to making a simple roof. Some of these movies do not play when using Safari, but they do when using Google Chrome.

Roofs are controlled by a combination of the roof bearing height and the layer elevation. The easiest way to deal with your roof bearing height is to set your Layer Elevation to the same elevation as the layer of the walls supporting the roof. This allows you to measure the bearing height of the roof from the floor slab.

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Updated on March 14, 2023

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  1. HI, I think there is some kind of issue with second part of video ‘Introduction to Complex Roofs’, I can only see a fraction of recorded screen.(from 14th min)

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