Architectural and Landscape Architects for Contemporary Not Ageing Architecture
CAD & BIM Page 3
We develop our own tools and objects where required. Lately we ventured into one of our most complicated objects yet. A cross over between a collection of objects and a tool. The combination of the objects take on the strength of a tool.
The pictures you see here, apart from the goundfloor walls, is made up out of 8 different variations of the same object. Just the parameters of each object adjusted to introduce a hip, valley, rooflight, dormer etc.
The objects contain all elements that make up the most common roof constructions in Ireland and the UK. Containing wall plates, rafters, ridges, collars, knee wall framing, insulation, floor construction, floor sheeting, roof lights and rafter trimmers & double rafters to each side, interior plasterboard finishes, battens, individual states, ridge tiles, flashings, soffits, fascia, barge boards etc…
These objects also have a number of variables in common, these can be set/adjusted by selecting all objects at the same time. Instantly roof angles, overhang, ceiling heights, kneewall heights, floor to wall plate or to soffit, or even the traditional Irish farmhouse/cottage roofs with dormers on top of wall and dropped floor below wallplate and soffit. These “global” changes do not interfere with individual sub-settings of each object.
This object makes full roof 3D detailing very quick and efficient. It is still in Beta testing and for 95% operational. On completion each object will provide a detailed listing of all materials that can be collected on spreadsheets for quantity take off’s and budgeting. On top of this the 3D object produces perfect 2D