Understanding Roof Thickness in AutoCAD Architecture

The AutoCAD® Architecture Roof object has a setting called Thickness that is not as straight forward as it might seem.  The Thickness setting distance actually means different things depending on whether you are utilizing Plumb or Straight edge cuts.

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Creating a Single Slope Roof in AutoCAD Architecture

When creating a roof in AutoCAD Architecture, it defaults to creating a roof with a ridge down the middle (going the long direction) when using the Roof tool.  There are many times when a single slope roof is needed, whether that is a long sloping main roof on a commercial building or on a shed roof over an extension on the side of a house.  The following will outline steps to get a shed style single slope roof on the side of a house as an example. Continue reading