In RoomSketcher Home Designer, you can create projects with sloping (cathedral, or vaulted) ceilings/roofs. This article describes the steps on a PC or Mac, and contains the following topics:
- About Sloped Ceilings
- Set Ceiling Heights
- View Sloped Ceilings
- Top tips when drawing Sloped Ceilings
You can also watch this short video:
About Sloped Ceilings
Sloped Ceilings are created using Ceiling Heights. By setting some ceiling heights higher, and some lower, RoomSketcher will create a sloped ceiling between the two points.
Set Ceiling Heights
- Open a project in RoomSketcher Home Designer.
- Click Walls mode.
- Click to select a wall (or divider), then click Properties. The Properties page appears.
- Click Advanced. Notice the option for Ceiling Height A and Ceiling Height B. When you click on a wall, there is a label A or B at each end. This allows you to set the ceiling height for each end of a wall.
Tip: One key point to remember when setting ceiling heights is that connecting walls will have the same height at the point where they connect.
View Sloped Ceilings
To see your sloped ceilings, use the camera to take snapshots either inside or outside of a building. VIP and Pro users can view their sloped ceilings in 3D, by clicking the 3D button in the upper-right.
Top tips when drawing Sloped Ceilings:
- Set ceiling heights on outside walls, after you have drawn your outside walls but before you start drawing your inside walls
- Make sure to turn off the ceiling of your balcony and other outside areas
- All your wall corners must be exactly 90 degrees
- If you are changing several ceiling heights along an adjoining wall, ignore the error messages until you have changed all the relevant ceiling heights (sometimes you get a temporary error as you are changing the heights)
- Use divider lines to join areas in the floor plan to get the ceiling heights correct - divider lines will not show up on your generated floor plans
- Very complicated sloped ceilings are not possible to create using RoomSketcher Home Designer