• Architect_071 Architect Special Interest Group June 2015 (am)

    In this session we look to creating a complex roof that had the ridge at 45° to the walls. The solution to this is similar to the roof editing we looked at in the May 2015 roofing manual. Next we looked at ensuring that windows and doors are correctly inserted…

  • cadmovie1505_09 – Roofs – Part 9

    Inserting a Skylight – Putting in a skylight is similar to putting in a dormer window.  To place a skylight you need to create a skylight symbol.  The way that you create the skylight is crucial to the way it inserts into the roof. When you create a symbol for…

  • cadmovie1505_08 – Roofs – Part 8

    Inserting a Dormer Window – To insert a dormer window you need to create the roof first and you need a window or door symbol to insert. You cannot use a plug-in object like a simple window to create a dormer.  You can however use the simple window plug-in to…

  • cadmovie1505_07 – Roofs – Part 7

    Dealing With a Challenging Roof – The standard Vectorworks roof is not able to create every roof construction that you would like. But it is a good idea to keep the roof object going as long as possible. One of the techniques that I use is to break the roof…

  • cadmovie1505_05 – Roofs – Part 5

    Cutout in a Standard Roof – If you don’t want to go to the trouble of creating a 3D symbol for the skylight, you can punch a simple hole in the roof face.  Vectorworks calls these holes ‘cutouts’.

  • cadmovie1505_04 – Roofs – Part 4

    Offset Gable – This is where you change the gable so that it covers the whole end of the project.

  • cadmovie1505_03 – Roofs – Part 3

    Split Gable Roof – As we have seen, once a roof is created you can edit parameters of the roof, roof plane by roof plane if you want, or the entire roof. We are going to create a split gable roof using the standard roof command, and some simple editing.

  • SST_1505 – Roofing in Vectorworks

    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. If you are an architect it will be unusual…

  • Interactive Workshops May 2015 (1505) – Roofing

    If you are an architect it will be unusual to create a building that does not have a roof. If you are a landscaper then it is useful to create a simple building with a simple roof that reflects the building that you working with. Roofs in Vectorworks can be…

  • Podcast 206 – Creating a Butterfly Roof in Vectorworks

    A client was asking how to make a roof that has a low point in the middle. Some people call this a butterfly roof. The answer is to use a standard Vectorworks roof and edit it to make just half the roof. Then mirror the roof to create the other…

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