Building a shed-roofed structure

modeling

#1

hope I’m posting this in the correct place B>)
I’m designing a single-pitch shed roof structure and I’m have trouble (new user, BTW)
I can create the basic structure in 3D, but could use some help with the interior walls. When using the offset tool, I can set the wall thickness, but i can’t figure out how to raise the interior walls to match the angle of the exterior walls. Google has been no help and I haven’t seen anything in the extensions that seems useful. I’m not planning on adding any construction details (i.e. framing).
If anyone can direct me to tutorials/videos ( I’ve spent quite a bit of time looking) or a page in the manual, I would be most appreciative!
BTW, it appears roofing will also be a challenge, so insights on that will also be helpful . . . B>)
Thanks in advance,
Barry
Richmond, Virginia, USA


#2

post your skp file so we can evaluate it…

john


#3

Interior walls.skp (144.5 KB)


#4

Hope that uploaded correctly, I did add additional interior walss, but all had the same issue so I eliminated them in the upload; anything else I can do?
Thanks for the quick reply!

Barry


#5

Create the stud wall, then select the top plate and the tops of the studs. Use the Rotate tool to create the incline.


#6

If you don’t know about groups/components, then you should look them up.

Here’s a basic idea of a shell using components. The left side and the right side are the same component flipped.

I push/pull the 4 walls up, then cut the sides (both at the same time) using line tool and push pull. Then I use that edge to draw lines on the front and back to split the face to be push pulled through.


#7

You could hide those inner edges using the Eraser tool while holing the Shift key


#8

many thanks! Just starting, so I (obviously) have a LOT to learn! - I’m sure I’ll have more questions . . . B>)
Barry


#9

The idea is basic but I thought it might help. Make sure you model accurately entering dimensions using the tools (I didn’t to make the gif shorter so it uploaded).

I like the “Master SketchUp” videos on you tube, they are old now but I think they introduce ideas well.

Good luck.


#10

Have started on the tutorials, thanks again (to all) . . .


#11

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