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Modelling Different Roof Types in Revit

Revit Architecture offers several methods of creating roofs. Roof by Footprint, Roof by Extrusion or Roof by Face. We would choose the method that best meets the needs of our design.

We can quickly create basic roof shapes using Roof by Footprint such as a simple pitched (or hipped) roof using define slopes to set the angles we want. We can also create simple flat roofs by unticking define slopes. We can then create gable ended roofs by unticking define slopes on two opposite sides. We could even create a sloping shed type roof by only defining slopes on one side.

With the Roof by Extrusion method we sketch the profile as a single line for the top of the roof in an elevation or section view, and then extrude that sketch in either positive and/or negative directions perpendicular to the workplane. With this method, we can create mono-pitched, curved, barrel, Saw-Tooth, Saltbox, Gambrel/Dutch roof and Butterfly roofs.

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In this whitepaper, I would like to look at how we can model just some of the more complex roof types that we might need using the Roof by Footprint and Roof by Extrusion tools, and how relatively easy these can be.

Dowload the whitepaper to see how to model Sproketed Eves roofs, Gambrel or Dutch roofs, Dutch Gabl roofs and Mansard roofs by filling the form below: 

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