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Google SketchUp Workshop by Laurent Brixius

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Pushing the Envelope – Advanced SketchUp Use

Modeling a Complex Curved Roof

In CAD, modeling a pitched, hipped roof on a building with U-shaped wings of varying widths is, to say the least, not the easiest of tasks. But when the roof pitches are curved, the task, frankly, becomes a pain. Luckily, with the help of SketchUp, you will be able to carry out this task in a couple of minutes, thanks to the Follow Me and Intersect Selected tools.

Stage 1: Modeling the Building Base and a Roof Pitch Profile

Place the roof pitch profile at one corner of the building.

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In order to make the selection off the roof pitches easier, make sure that ...

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