Let’s suppose that we want to create a shed ceiling in the layout below:
The result should be the following:
It is not possible to create one entire sloping roof for the entire apartment, rather a sloping roof must be created for each single room: it is suggested to start with the ceiling of the largest room.
In more complex cases, it may be possible that the room has corners that are at different heights than the two extreme values (the shortest and the tallest corners). In this case, it is necessary to draw artificial ridge beams (perpendicular to the sloping direction) at those points in order to give the program a reference point for the intermediate height of the sloped ceiling.
Let’s proceed by right clicking inside the room and selecting the command Ceiling -> Customize Ceiling from the context menu that appears.
Draw two artificial ridge beams as indicated in the above figure. To complete the command, you will need to define the heights of each corner of the room, including the shared corners between two different rooms. Indicate the height of each corner (using the TAB key to move between them).
Right click -> Apply and you will see the arrows appear showing the new slope direction.
Now you may confirm the entire operation by right clicking and selecting Stop.
At this point, you are ready to activate one of the two smaller rooms with a double click inside the room. Right click inside the newly activated room and select the command Customize Ceiling once more. Define the height of each corner of the room using the same height for the common corners.
Repeat the operation for the third room and verify the result by browsing the rooms from within the 3D navigation window.
This article is valid for the 2019 version and later.