How to create a thatch roof in Revit

How to create a thatch roof in Revit

How to create a thatch roof in Revit

To start the tutorial, I created four walls forming a small rectangular building.

1 How to create a thatch roof in Revit

The next couple of steps will be to create an In Place Conceptual Mass to form the basic roof. Go to the Massing and Site Tab and click the In-Place mass tool. Give the roof a name.

2 How to create a thatch roof in Revit

Click the Set Work plane tool pick the short side of your building.

3 How to create a thatch roof in Revit

Change the view using the View Cube so you see the short side of the building head on. Using the lines tools draw a similar shape, perhaps using the mirror tool as well. Make sure the lines are selected and click Create Mass and then Finish Mass.

4 How to create a thatch roof in Revit

View the building and roof in 3D. It should look like this. Select the mass and click Edit in place on the ribbon.

6 How to create a thatch roof in Revit

No select the roof again and click X-Ray on the ribbon.

7 How to create a thatch roof in Revit

Now click Add Profile to start adding segments to your roof.

8 How to create a thatch roof in Revit

Add a couple of segments to your roof.

9 How to create a thatch roof in Revit

Now we are going to edit the shape of the roof to form the organic shape. Select the two notes as shown.

10 How to create a thatch roof in Revit

Change the view to view the roof as shown.

11 How to create a thatch roof in Revit

Click the Move tool and move the two nodes a meter or two upwards.

12 How to create a thatch roof in Revit

It should look like this.

13 How to create a thatch roof in Revit

And if you view you roof in 3d you should see something similar where the roof is starting to take shape.

14 How to create a thatch roof in Revit

Using the same process, you can move some of the other nodes to change the form of the roof. Click Finish roof.

16 How to create a thatch roof in Revit

Now select the Model by Face tool on the Massing and Site Tab and select the roof mass.

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Click Create Roof and a roof will be created on the top of the mass.

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Here is a another view of the roof.

18 How to create a thatch roof in Revit

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I’m an Architectural Technologist (B.Tech.Arch) that has experience on the technical side of IT especially PCs, Large Format printers and Autodesk software. I am working as an AEC Application Engineer for a Gold Autodesk Reseller in South Africa called Micrographics. My role is focussing on support and training on software applications like Revit ( Arch,MEP and Str), Civil3D, AutoCAD, SANSCalc and Lumion.