In RoomSketcher Home Designer, you can create projects with sloping (cathedral, or vaulted) ceilings/roofs. This article describes the steps for the app. To learn how for the web version, see How to Draw Sloped Ceilings/Roofs (Web).
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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.
To Set Ceiling Heights
- Open a project in the RoomSketcher Home Designer app.
- Click the red Mode button and open Walls mode.
- 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).
- On the right, click Advanced Properties.
- In Ceiling Height, type the height for the ceiling at that location.
- When you set the height on one end of a wall, RoomSketcher will set the other end of the wall to that same height. However, you can click the other end and set a different height if desired.
- Connecting walls (walls that join at a right angle) will have the same height at the point where they connect.
- 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 (invisible in outputs) in the center that has 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: VIP and Pro users can view their sloped ceilings in Live 3D, by clicking the 3D button in the top toolbar.
Live 3D Floor Plans example
Top Tips About Sloped Ceilings
- All wall corners must be exactly 90 degrees.
- It’s best to set ceiling heights on outside walls (after you have drawn all of the outside walls) before you start drawing your inside walls.
- 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. To review how to draw walls (including divider lines), see Draw Walls and Rooms (App).
- RoomSketcher Home Designer is not designed for creating complicated sloped ceilings.
- If desired, 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.