Surface Area of Roof

14 January 2010 Mark Horrocks 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

To calculate the Surface area of a roof, as opposed to its plan area.

Go to Window>Palettes>Element Information, select the roof  and hit the Element’s Surface button (second to last icon) and the area shown in the dialog (Surface top).

In the example screen capture, the plan area = 66.42 and the Surface Area = 93.93 (45deg roof pitch)

surface area

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