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Can barrel ceilings be created in HDP?

 

If so, how?

 

I have an area within my covered front porch that I would like to make a barrel ceiling under the gable roof.

 

I appreciate your help and suggestions.

 

Tim

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Short answer:  yes ... with a qualifying "but"

 

If you want to stay completely within HDPro, you can adapt the following knowledge base article for your use by using ceiling planes rather than roof planes:

https://www.homedesignersoftware.com/support/article/KB-01187/creating-a-barrel-roof.html

 

The "but" is that the method is tedious and exacting ... not much fun to create and not very flexible when modifying the model for future changes.

 

Instead, consider creating a triangular prism-like object with a concave bottom in SketchUp and then import that into your model.  Create using approximate dimensions in SketchUp and then tweak fit it into your model in HDPro.  This method is much quicker and easier.

 

Good luck and hope this helps. :)

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You can also use "Custom Ceiling planes" instead of roof planes as in the KB article, it is not that hard but can be done just using HD Pro.

 

DJP

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My library contains an arch  (exteriors / landscaping / arbors and arches / arch).

Resized and carefully placed, (along with a few wedge shapes to cover up bare spots),  this works quick and easy.

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