Roof in Revit can be created using different methods, depending on the needs of your design. You can create a roof by,
- a building footprint
- as an extrusion
- with sloped glazing
- from a mass instance
Roof is also a compound structure whose material and thickness can be edited using Edit Assembly dialog box in its Type properties similar to Walls and Floors. To learn more about Compound structures, please click here.
Roof by Footprint
Get a step by step guide to: Create a Roof by Footprint
Learn about how to create a sloping roof using Roof by Footprint tool using this Video Tutorial – by Autodesk. Although, this tutorial has been created using Revit LT 2013 version, the method shown to create the roof applies just the same for all other Revit versions.
Learn how to add slopes to a flat roof sketched using Roof By Footprint method with this Video Tutorial – by Autodesk
Roof by Extrusion
Get a step by step guide to: Create a Roof by Extrusion
Learn about the basics of creating a Roof by Extrusion with this Video Tutorial – by Bigbooks System
Sloped Glazing Roof
There are two roof system families in Revit: Basic Roof and Sloped Glazing. Basic roofs are compound roof structures made of several layers. Sloped Glazing roofs on the other hand are like curtain walls used for a roof. Sloped Glazing roofs, like curtain walls, host curtain panels, grids, and mullions.
Get a step by step guide to: Working with Sloped Glazing
Learn about how to create a sloped glazing roof system using this Video Tutorial – by BIM 290
Get a step by step guide to: Create a Dormer Roof
Learn about how to create a dormer roof in this Video Tutorial – by Mr. Z
More about Roof
- Change the Eave Cut of the Roof
- Add a Fascia to the Roof
- Add a Soffit for the Roof
- Add a Gutter to the Roof
Learn about adding Soffits, Fascia and Gutter to the Roof using this Video Tutorial – by Balkan Architect
- To further practice your skills in modeling roofs, please use the Tutorial below. In this tutorial, you will learn,
- to create a roof by extrusion method
- to attach a wall to the roof
PRACTICE TUTORIAL: “Modeling Roof“
2. For examples of basic roof shapes, and a link to a sample Revit model containing these examples, see the Roof Sample File topic.
3. To learn about how to model 10 common roof shapes using this Video Tutorial – by Balkan Architect
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