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    Default Puzzled roof (warpped)

    So my find Designers decided that it'd be cool to creeate a warpped/slopping roof.
    Anyone have any good ideas how to add individual panel on this thing. Each bay is bascially twisted. (Except for the cols along lines A-L and A-A, every col has a different top elevaiton) See attached drawings.
    I'm open to any suggestions. I know what I'm going to get isn't going to be that smooth, but that's my point. I need to be able to show the designer that what he is asking for is not only a detailers nightmare, but isn't going to work so good with standing seam roofing.
    Thanks in advance.
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    Default Re: Puzzled roof (warpped)

    Can't open your drawing file so I am not 100% sure of what you need but.....
    I think I know what you're after.
    In that case draw an outline of the roof as a polyline in the correct UCS.
    Draw a polyline the length of the roof surface from front to back and have
    it curve the way you want.
    Extrude the outline polyline along the curved polyline as the path for the
    extrusion.
    You can convert the extrusion into a solid and then into a roof slab.


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    Default Re: Puzzled roof (warpped)

    The only way you can do it is to create a mesh, or find a sphear that matches the bends. There's no one line you can extrude around or though. It's a non-planer object, with a thinkness.

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    Default Re: Puzzled roof (warpped)

    Make it in revit and export as ACIS solids?

    Are we getting graded on this test?
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    Default Re: Puzzled roof (warpped)

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve_Bennett View Post
    Make it in revit and export as ACIS solids?

    Are we getting graded on this test?
    Ok Smarty, How do I make it in Revit?
    Oh I should say I only have RS. Last I check you couldn't do a twisting slab there either. But I don't know anything. I'm just a muddler.

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    Default Re: Puzzled roof (warpped)

    Quote Originally Posted by david_peterson View Post
    Ok Smarty, How do I make it in Revit?
    Oh I should say I only have RS. Last I check you couldn't do a twisting slab there either. But I don't know anything. I'm just a muddler.
    I could swear I saw them toting warped roofs as a new kick butt function revit for 2008 flavors... I haven't done it so I'm not smart on it - I've just seen it.
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    Default Re: Puzzled roof (warpped)

    Okay, I've created a 3dmesh (20x10 but it could be smoother if needed), not sure what to do next though, I can't figure out how to give it a thickness or convert to a mass element.

    Not sure if it's much use to you though.
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    Default Re: Puzzled roof (warpped)

    Yep, that why I think I actually just used a face, since that's how it's going to be built anyway.
    Fun little challenge though. I think I may actually have a lisp floating around here somewhere that will take a mesh and extrude it. Then again, maybe that was a region. I'll have to go look.

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    Default Re: Puzzled roof (warpped)

    Quote Originally Posted by david_peterson View Post
    Yep, that why I think I actually just used a face, since that's how it's going to be built anyway.
    Fun little challenge though. I think I may actually have a lisp floating around here somewhere that will take a mesh and extrude it. Then again, maybe that was a region. I'll have to go look.
    You could copy the mush up say 1' (or whatever roof thickness) then just fill in what would be the fascia's.

    It's not warped very much though is it?

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    Default Re: Puzzled roof (warpped)

    The only reason I had to model it was so my fine designer types could look at it and figure out weather or not they were going to be able to attach the standing seam roof to the top of my deck. I know the deck will go. You just have to make sure the guy welding it on weighs about 200lbs. He'll just bend it right into place.

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