Gable Roofs

Discussion created by sildefonso on Sep 18, 2013
Latest reply on Sep 24, 2013 by MBuehler-esristaff
Hello everybody.

I'm trying to generate some gable roofs here using the roofGable operation. The building footprints are static shapes.
It happens that some of them are not being generated as required. I attached an image below.

Corner buildings 4, 5, 8, as well front building 3 got some "unexpected" results.
- Building 3: The ridge appears to follow the longest distance between facades (in this case, building width < building depth)
- Building 5: The footprint shape is rectangular. There's no way to know where to put a roof valley (?).
- Buildings 4 and 8: It doesn't recognize the L shape...

The question is:
Is it possible to input ridge (or eave) orientation to the roof?
I'd like to put eaves along the whole border of the block...

Best regards.