Using roof types in Sketch

Updated by Jill Bowers

  1. Open your estimate.  
  2. Select Estimate
  3. Select Sketch.  
  4. Select the drop-down arrow next to the Roof icon in the Sketch tools ribbon,  
Note: Selecting the Roof icon only attaches a roof outline to your cursor identical to the last roof used.  To change the roof type, you must select the desired roof from the drop-down menu on the side of the icon. 
  1. Select the roof type you need. An outline of that roof will attach itself to your cursor. 
  2. Move the roof outline attached to your cursor to the desired position over an existing roof and click to place it. A dialog window appears. 
  1. Enter your specifications, including eave height, slope, and overhang. 
  2. Select OK

Change roof type after placement 

Follow these steps to change roof types after the roof has been placed. 

  1.  Open the roof properties by double-clicking the roof’s name or by selecting the properties icon.
  1. In the properties window, under Dimensions > Roof Type, select Gable to open the drop-down menu. Alternatively, you can select Gable and use the up and down arrows on your keyboard to sort through different roof types.  

  1. Select the desired roof type from the list. 
  2. Adjust sizing, slope, roof height, and other dimensions as necessary within the properties window or in the sketch itself.


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