In today’s SketchUp extension introduction video, we’re going to talk about an extension that allows you to quickly create roofs for your models in SketchUp! This SketchUp Roof plugin (Roof by TIG) allows you to create multiple different kinds of roofs quickly and easily in SketchUp.
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This week’s extension is called Roof
Plugin Name: Roof
Plugin Developer: Tig
Plugin Cost: Free (Please remember to donate to your developer)
Where can you get it?
You can download it from the SketchUcation extension store, or by clicking the link in the notes below
Roof is an extension from Tig that contains a suite of roof creation tools. If you’ve ever struggled to create a roof on a building in SketchUp, this extension can make your life a lot easier.
The way it works is simple – you simply create your building, then select a face, go up to extensions, roof, and select the kind of roof you’d like to create on your building.
This extension allows several different kinds of roofs, including hipped, mansard/sprocket, gable ended, and pyramid.
In addition, it also contains a tool that allows you to measure the slope of a face.
The first thing I want to note is there is a very helpful help file that doesn’t get downloaded and installed with this extension. I’ve linked to it in the notes down below – it’s a very comprehensive guide with some very helpful tips.
Now let’s take a look at some of the options that come along with this extension.
Roof slope is fairly self explanatory. Fascia size and soffit size allow you to set the height of the vertical fascia on your roof as well as the length of the overhang. You can also set if the fascia or the soffit slope.
If you select the option for select layer and materials, then you can set what layer the roof gets placed on, as well as the material of the roof, soffit, and fascia. Note that the only materials that show up in these lists are materials actively in your model, so you may need to create a little surface somewhere with the roof material you’d like on it.
Mansard/Sprocket allows you to set the lower and upper roof slopes, as well as the height of the upper roof (in addition to all the other tools we discussed before).
The gable ended roof allows you to pick the side of your roof that the gable will be on by selecting multiple points. The dropdowns allow you to adjust the kind of gables created.
Pyramid works in much the same way as gable – you select 3 points to create your roof from.
Finally, if you ever want to calculate the slope of a face, you can run the get slope tool to select one individual face