Subject: Drawing a roof

Architectural roofs can have a slope, gables, hips, overhangs, etc. As you draw the roof, CADdirect automatically calculates the dimensions, slopes, etc. according to the segment points you select.

After you draw a roof, you can modify it as you would other entities using modify entity commands. For example, roofs can be easily moved, resized, scaled, etc. You can also use the Properties pane to change the thickness, slope, overhang, etc. And when you select a roof, grips display allowing you to change its shape from gable to hip and resize and reorient the roof in real-time.

To draw a roof

   1   Do one of the following to choose Roof ():

   On the ribbon, choose Draw > Roof (in AEC Entities).

   On the menu, choose Draw > AEC Entities > Roof.

   Type roof and then press Enter.

   2   Specify the start point of the roof.

   3   Specify the endpoint of each segment.

   4   After specifying the last endpoint, press Enter.

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