Roof Generator (m072)


Software version: 2020

Last updated December 15, 2020 by Construsoft NL ts-support@construsoft.com

Software version: 
2020
Environment: 
Netherlands

Roof Generator (m072)

You can use plug-in Roof Generator (m072) as a tool for quickly modeling a roof shape consisting of contour plates. In this way, different roof shapes and roof lines can be determined very quickly. You can then manually or with the help of other plug-ins and components “fill” the roof surfaces to model the roof elements / roof plates.

Objects created

  • Roof plates (contour plates)

Use for

Situation    

Before you start

No specific actions are required.

Selection order

1. Pick the contour of the roof shape by picking points (up to 20) counterclockwise. The contour always needs to be “closed”; the last picked point is equal to the 1st picked point. These points are all positioned in the same plane. The plug-in now generates the different contour plates:

When you next open the plug-in dialog box, the image shows the current shape of the roof. This makes it easy to specify the desired roof angle per roof surface. 

Part identification key

  Part
1 Roof plates

Tab Image

Option Description
1 Define the relevant roof angle for each roof plate. You can also determine whether a plate should actually be created for the relevant plane via the Yes/No drop-down list. In some situations (for example with a saddle roof) it is not necessary to generate the plates of the end facades. 
2 Define the heights of the sides of the roof plane. The options are:
  • Sides have different heights.
  • All sides have same height.
3 Overall: Define the height per roof shape.

Define how the height should be calculated. The options are:

  • Free
  • Exact height
  • Max height

 
First layer
: Define the height of the first layer, the second layer will automatically start at this height.

Define the roof type. The options are:

  • Gable
  • Rat top

 

Tab First layer offset

In tab First layer offset you can define an offset per side of the roof shape.

Option Description
1 Offset is 200:


 

 

Tab Second layer

In tab Second layer the roof angles of the second layer are defined.

Option Description
1 Define the relevant roof angle for each roof plate. You can also determine whether a plate should actually be created for the relevant plane via the Yes/No drop-down list. In some situations (for example with a saddle roof) it is not necessary to generate the plates of the end facades.

Tab Overhang

In tab Overhang you define overhangs for the corners of the roof shape.

Option Description
1 Value for the offset.
2 Overhang type. The options are:
  • Same overhang for all sides
  • Different overhang for each side
3 If you use the option Same overhang for all sides, you set one overhang value for all sides.

If you use the option Different overhang for each side, the value filed is not available and you set the offset per side.

Tab Plates

On tab Plates you can define the details of the roof plates.

Option Description
Roof plate Thickness (t), width (b) and length (h) of the roof plate as well as pos prefix, assembly prefix, start number, material, name, class and comment can be defined.
Position at depth Define the position of the plates in relation to the system points. If desired, an additional offset can be set. The options are:
  • Middle
  • Front
  • Behind
Fit plates This option is set to Yes by default and ensures that the four plates fit neatly in relation to each other. If the option is set to No, no fittings are created and the four plates are not connected to each other.
Create Define what should be generated by the plugin. The options are:
  • Plates (default)
  • Construction lines
  • Plates and construction lines
  • Lines
  • Plates and lines.

Tab UDA

In tab UDAobject property created by the user in order to widen the range of predefined object properties

User-defined attributes are used when the predefined object properties are not sufficient but more properties are needed. For example, comment, locked, and erection status are user-defined attributes.

you can define five different user-defined attributes.

Option Description
UDA name The name of the user-defined attribute.
Type The data type of the user-defined attribute. The options are:
  • String for text.
  • Integer for integers.
  • Double for values with decimals after the comma.
Value The value to enter in the user-defined attribute.  
Example

As an example, we have used the user-defined attribute Comment and we wrote the RC value to this attribute.

User-defined attributes are defined in the file objects.inp. Click here for more information.

Tab About

Information about the version date. This date is indicative and can therefore be different even though the tool has the same content.


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