How to Design Roof Tiles for a Cone Roof

How to Design Roof Tiles for a Cone Roof

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on the Enjoy Revit blog and re-published here with permission.


Mission: Make roof tiles in Revit like the ones on this cone roof:

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First, the tiles have to be transformed depending on their location.

 The higher the narrow

The higher the narrow

 The lower the wider

The lower the wider

In addition to adjusting the sizes, two different shaped tiles are necessary; cap tile and pan tile.

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 stack concept.

stack concept.

After making two tiles, place these at rectangle pattern. It may seem weird at first but...

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It will eventually be like this:

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To make it an adaptive family, I created a 2-point adaptive cone family:

 Three circles are used to make two layered faces.

Three circles are used to make two layered faces.

Then I created a UV grid on the surface: 

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Some formulas are used to make number of grid of the bottom surface two times more than one of upper surface.

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Finally, just applied the pattern which I created above.

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And here is how it works:


Editor’s note: This post was originally published on the Enjoy Revit blog and re-published here with permission.

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