Create sloped walkways & parking lot ramps in seconds:
- Scale from floor to floor.
- Adjust the thickness.
- Add extensions up and down with a couple of clicks.
- Degrees (°)
- Grade (%)
- Ratio (1:X)
Each of these parameters has a field with its Current values and a Fixed field in case you want to fix a certain value. For example, if you fix the slope at a ratio of 1:12, no matter how the component is scaled, the ratio will be maintained at 1:12.
In order to set the ramp's thickness you have two options: Either enter it directly or specify the thickness of the floors that the ramp is going to meet, then the ramp's thickness will be automatically calculated so it matches the floors exactly.
Depending on how you set the thickness of the ramp, in some situations you will want to add Extentions so it connects nicely to the floors above and below.
Setting the ramp thickness so it meets nicely with the floors and then extending it to meet the floor below.
You may be able to use two connected FlexRamp components to create a sloped roof or a rafter. Though it has not been designed for this it just might work for some situations.
If you think this would be a useful feature, please join the conversation in the forums. Let us know how you would imagine it would work, and what kind of different eaves you would expect to see - We'll do our best to adapt the component for better use cases.
By the way, a dynamic roof component seems to be the most voted on idea in the Ideas for FlexTools section. Please add your ideas, and vote on others' that are important to you!
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