May 26, 2017
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I would like to change the height of one of the roof planes in my model. How do I accomplish this?
There are several ways to change the height of a roof plane. You can, for example, specify a new baseline height in the roof plane's specification dialog or select and move the baseline in a 3D view.
However, the easiest way to change a roof plane's height, while easily maintaining its pitch, is by raising or lowering it a specific amount using the Transform/Replicate Object dialog.
To raise or lower a roof plane
- Click the Select Objects tool, then click once on a roof plane near one of its edges to select it and display its edit tool bar.
- Click the Transform/Replicate Object edit button.
- In the Transform/Replicate Object dialog:
- Check the box beside Move, which will enable the selections directly beneath it.
- To the right, select the Relative To Itself radio button so that the roof plane moves relative to its current location.
- Next, specify how high you want to raise the roof plane, or how low you want to lower it, in inches or millimeters.
- To move the roof plane up, enter a positive number in the Z Delta field.
In this example we will use 12 inches.
- To move the roof plane down, enter a negative number in the Z Delta field.
- Click the OK button to close the dialog and move the selected roof plane as specified.
- Create a 3D view to confirm that the roof plane is in the desired location.