How to Draw Sloped Ceilings

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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.

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To Set Ceiling Heights

  1. Open a project.
  2. Click the red Mode button and open Walls mode.
  3. Click the Select tool  and then click the end of a wall or divider line (4 grey arrows appear when the end is selected, as shown in the image below).
  4. On the right, click Advanced Properties.
  5. In Ceiling Height, type the height for the ceiling at that location.

    Note: Connecting walls need to have the same height at the point where they connect.

  6. To the right of the Ceiling Height value, you will see one of three letters:
    • F (Fixed) = You have indicated a new ceiling height.
    • C (Calculated) = Ceiling height is calculated based on other ceiling heights you have indicated. 
    • L (Level) = The default value set in level properties is used.
  7. Click to select another wall or divider end and set its height using the steps above. 

    In the example above, we have placed a divider line in the center with a ceiling height of 3300 mm and parallel walls on either side that have a height of 2500 mm. See snapshots of this project below.

To View Sloped Ceilings

To see your sloped ceilings, one way is to use the camera to take snapshots, either inside or outside of a building.

Snapshot from camera placed outside of building


Snapshot from camera placed inside building


Tip: Users with a paid plan can view their sloped ceilings in Live 3D, by clicking the 3D button in the top toolbar.

Live 3D Floor Plan example


Top Tips about Sloped Ceilings

  • All walls and dividers used to specify the ceiling heights must be drawn at precisely 90 degrees.
  • It’s best to set ceiling heights on outside walls (after drawing all the exterior walls) before drawing your inside walls.
  • Ceiling Heights can't be lower than 100 mm/4 inch. 
  • Note that you can't add a window or door where the wall is split with a divider line. 
  • If you are changing several ceiling heights along an adjoining wall, ignore any error messages until you have changed all the relevant ceiling heights (you may see a temporary error message that heights aren’t matching as you are changing the heights).
  • Divider lines can be used to provide places to set ceiling heights, as shown in the example in this article. Divider lines are invisible on your generated floor plans. 
  • The RoomSketcher App is not designed for creating complicated sloped ceilings.
  • Turn OFF the ceiling for your balcony and other outside areas. In Walls mode, click an area or room to select it, click Advanced Properties, and turn Show Ceiling to OFF.
  • If you get an error but you are not sure what causes the error, it's helpful to turn off the ceiling in some of the rooms one after the other. If the error message disappears after you remove the ceiling in a room, then the issue is located in that particular room. Check the walls and dividers in this room, then. 
  • When you have a sloped ceiling connected to a curved wall, turn Show Ceiling to OFF to get a good result for your Live 3D Floor Plans.

It's not possible to create actual roofs, dormers, or vaults or place windows on the sloped ceilings.

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