Awning Roof in 3d

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Lange Spence
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Awning Roof in 3d

Bill,

I am trying to create a awning with a metal roof that does not have a wall to set on. The wall it attaches to is a 17' tall parapet wall. I created a hidden wall in drawing mode but it shows in 3d. I can go back and delete it after i create roof i guess? Also if you have any advice on putting a stucco trim detail at the top of my walls? One last thing, you will notice the windows and doors seem to show the space between the exterior trim and the frame in 3d? I appreciate your help

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Bill Wimberley
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Awning Roof

Lange, please take a look at the attached file. What I did was delete the wall you had there and replaced it with a beam. I also placed beams on the sides so each edge of the roof would have something to attach to.

To make the beams so they don't print I set them to Hidden. To prevent them from showing up in 3D I selected the Common tab while editing the beam and unchecked SoftView. Finally I unchecked Cleanup to prevent the beams from attempting to move up to match the wall height if you were to select Cleanup for the plan.

Your opening trim problem is a limitation of version 14. In versions 2012 and 2014 the trim correctly attaches to the stucco rather than moving out to the outside of the masonry. Because of this limitation with version 14 you will not be able to use standard window trims around the openings. About all I could suggest would to make custom symbols that you could then insert at each opening. If you want to know how to do that let me know and I'll write up the steps but it is fairly involved. Basically, you would generate elevations and draw in your trim on the elevations using Solid Polygons or Cubes with the correct height settings to provide the thickness. You would do this for just one of the openings. Then you would generate a 3D view of the trim you just drew in and export to a 3D format such as DWG. Then finally you would use the Symbol Wizard to create a symbol, attaching the 3D model you just created. Repeat for each opening size and configuration.

For the trim at the tops of the walls you are going to run into a similar problem you have with the window trim, again because of the limitations in version 14. If you were using a later version I would suggest using banding as the top trim but in version 14 if you use banding on this particular wall configuration the banding will be positioned on the outside of the masonry rather than up against the stucco. So the only thing I could suggest would be to create 3D symbols using a similar approach as described above and use the symbols for the top trim.

If you don't care about all of this for 3D then the solutions for the window trim and wall top trim are substantially simplified. Just draw them in on the elevations after you generate them.

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Lange Spence
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Thanks Bill I really

Thanks Bill I really appreciate your help!