Thanks Henry, it is nice to have someone as talented as you appreciate some of TFPlans abilities.
Hi Bob, yes TFPlan is available in Australia and the local distributor may supply you with an Austrilian 'metric catalog', for use in the program. The catalog is similar to Styles in TCAD. You will find TFPlan easy to use but unlike many may think, it is not just a weekend users toy, it can get very complicated.
Hi Brad, As Henry said, that posted model is stunning. That is exactly why I'd like to get back to TCAD for advanced renderings. I was hesitant in the past because of the time it takes to assign materials. Now things are better.
SKP roofs may be nice, but they aren't 'smart', as was posted earlier in the framing examples, TFPlan is smart and contains both framing and material takeoff. But I still will calculate 'by hand'. (and toes).
But I bet SKP roof tool cant do these types of roofs ...
TFPlan can. (edit, quick expaination on 'Octagon Curved'. You simply create an Octagon roof, set it all the way around to a double pitched roof , bottom section lower pitch than upper. Then you take the left side and curve it out, repeat for right side. Top and bottom get curved inwards. That's it, your done.)
Thanks for posting your beautiful work Brad.