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Weird Wall Layout

Postby jwwicks » Mon May 25, 2020 7:16 am


I'm new to +Spec and SketchUp and I'm trying to model an existing wall/roof structure in my home.
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I've got the walls mostly setup I just need to adjust the sidewalls near the weird dormer/gable. Just not sure how best to proceed. I split the front wall to get close to what I want.
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Any suggestions? Do I need to split the side walls as well. I can't seem to edit individual studs etc...
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Re: Weird Wall Layout

Postby Andrew » Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:03 am

Yes split the wall (right Click a wall > click +Wall > Choose Split wall then hove rover the wall and left click to split the wall in one or multiple locations. Then go back and select the wall and change the height and choose "gable" in the construction mode, you will need to type in the pitch or ratio of the gable before you click submit. Here is a video showing how to do it: The link goes directly to split wall yet I suggest you watch the entire video as it will help you out a lot
In the future when you draw the wall it is best if you actually left click to define the different height, then go back and change the height of the wall after either completing a loop or double-clicking. You will find that all CAD programs including Revit And ArchiCad work like this.
I hope that helps you out.
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