Gable stud wall with 2 different roof angles - how to draw the stud walls

I’m in the middle of a drawing of an existing barn. The roof has 2 angels. 18 and 27 degrees. How do I draw the studs for my gable walls in a easy way? So the studs will follow the roof angle. It must be an easyer way than drawing one at the time I suppose…

Any tip for me will be higly appreticated :smiley:

I’m using Sketchup pro 2017. See picture below of the actual drawing/ problem

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First draw all the studs as too tall. Then draw an inclined plane where they stop. Intersect the studs with the plane and then delete the over long parts.


Thaks for the tip RTCool :slight_smile: I was suspecting that this mighet would be the easyest way. I’ll figure it out :smile:

I typically use solid tools. It’s really the same approach as RTCool suggested, but without any need for a temporary face.


Thankyou for all your input guys! Most of the problem, is that I’m not to familiar with this drawing program. So I’m still learing to use it. But know how I want things, just not how to do it in Sketchup.

I spent a few hours drawing this, but the gable walls are in place.


You have achieved what you wanted but ended up with unusual construction. How do you propose to fix the tops of your studs? The potential connection at one side of each stud to the rafter seems a bit flimsy. I would suggest you either double up the rafter or (more conventionally in the UK) have a top plate (ie. a stud running along the underside of the roof). But even the plate would need a sound fixing and for that you usually have a “gable ladder”.

If you do have a top plate, you could employ @eneroth3’s solution of using Solid Tools. It would be the cutting solid for your studs.

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It is those stupid, thoughtless errors that take most time to fix simoncbevans. But it’s corrected now :slight_smile:

In Norway we cut the studs as shown in the drawing, if it’s done professionally.


That’s the way I see it done most often as long as the flying rake doesn’t exceed 1’.

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That is correct RTCool. It’s also the right way in most cases :slight_smile:

My drawing though are restricted by that I have to draw as things are in reality, sins it’s an existing building. It turns out well, with the fact in mind that I haven’t been drawing houses sins carpenter school in the 80’s, or use of this software more than a couple of times before in my life. It’s just double as hard to do, he-he! But I’m learning I guess.
The reason for drawing this building, is that I’m helping a friend to come up with some ideas for inside decoration/ workshop/ mancave. So it’s important that all the measurments are right. And they are +/- 1cm.

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