Complex curved roof creation

advice

#1

Roof Mager House.pdf (121.4 KB)

Hi,
I wonder if someone can help me on this tricky issue. I am trying to create a curved roof which has an irregular shape and curves in 2 directions. I have spent two days on this now and I simply cannot do it. Nor have I been able to find a tutorial showing how to do it. I wonder if there is someone who knows and is kind enough to point me in the right direction? I attach a file showing the roofline from four cardinal points as well as from the top. Many thanks in advance. Stefan


#2

If you understand the roof then you should be able to draw it.


#3

Hi,
Many many thank. Very kind of you to go to the trouble. Will try again tomorrow. I tried to install Curveloft but can’t get it to work. Will try again tomorrow. Once again many thanks and greetings.

Stefan


#4

[quote=“stef, post:3, topic:19866”]
I tried to install Curveloft but can’t get it to work.
[/quote] Did you also install the Fredo Lib that it needs.
You also need to restart SketchUp to make sure it all loads OK afterwards.


#5

Hi Tig,
Thanks. I have followed your instructions and have Curviloft working. However, as much as I try I can’t get it to work. Here is a screenshot. If not too much trouble, could you point me in the right direction. Stefan


#6

[quote=“stef, post:1, topic:19866”]
… I am trying to create a curved roof which has an irregular shape and curves in 2 directions. …[/quote]
The roof seems to be curved in only one direction, left to right / east to west.
Maybe you could tell what the roof to is going to be: profile metal sheet cladding (curve restricted perpendicular to profile), plywood (more freedom), or something else.
Is it an existing building or a new design?


#7

Delete the two side lines, then select the front and back profiles and run the first “Face” icon of the Curviloft toolbar.
Also take a better look at your drawings as the segmented profile is not flat, if you look at the front view(south elevation) you will notice that.