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How to design roof in sketchup by apply Instant Roof Plugin For Sketchup

Rajib Dey - Editor-in-chief

This sketchup tutorial by Robson Jacobsen, provides some useful sketchup tips for designing roofs in sketchup efficiently with the use of instant roof plugin.

Instant Roof Plugin For Sketchup is developed by Vali Architects. It supports SU 8 through SU 2016.

Instant Roof offers the following functionalities :-

  • Generate a complicated roof instantly - just opt for faces and edges; then operate Instant Roof.
  • Hip, gable, shed, dutch-gable, mansard, plantation, gambrel, open-trellis, combined, more...
  • Eave types: boxed-in, exposed, soffited
  • Hips and rafters with customizable ends
  • Fascia, fascia-trim, ridge and hip tiles, shingles, or sheet-metal
  • Complete mission tile or standing-seam roof
  • Apply default roof styles - or generate your own
  • Export and Import user defined roof styles
  • Select from any unit type supported by Sketchup: Metric- angles for slope or Feet/ inches - ratio for slope
  • Convert to Pro version for more roof slopes (The free version can produce the following roof slopes: 1/8:12 (0.6 degrees) ; 2:12 (9.5 degrees) ; 6:12 (26.6 degrees) ; 16:12 (53 degrees) or 24:12 (63 degrees).

Link for download Instant Roof Plugin

Instant Roof Plugin
Image Courtesy: valiarchitects.com

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