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.
Many residential home or other wood framed roofs have clipped gable ends, which are also called jerkinhead roofs. These types of roofs are easy to accomplish in Revit 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