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Conical Roof

By ScoobySnax, 7 April 2008

Conical Roof
I decided to write this tutorial for anyone wishing to achieve a slightly different roof for their homes.

Requirements: Open For Business for cone and round roof.


Cheats:

boolprop constrainfloorelevation off


sethighestallowedlevel 20.

Optional:

Bon Voyage for spire feature

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Conical Roof
By ScoobySnax, 7 April 2008

Step One Build your Base


Select the foundation tool from the Foundation and Decks menu, to build a hexagon base: (this is
optional you can use walls directly on the ground if you wish, but build the structure in the same
way)
3 squares on the straight edge and 2 squares on the diagonal as shown.

Now add the base for the shape of your house.

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Conical Roof
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Step Two Building Walls


Open up the cheat box (Ctrl, Shift & C) type sethighestallowedlevel 20, select return key.

Build the perimeter wall around the edge of the foundation, as you can see I have chosen to build
a two storey house, however these steps can be modified for single storey structures.

Now select the Go up a Floor button


structure as shown

Go up one more level

to build a 3rd level for our conical roof. Build a hexagon

and add floor to the hexagon structure.

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Conical Roof
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Step Three Editing the Wall Size


Open up the cheat box (Ctrl, Shift & C) type:
boolprop constrainfloorelevation off, select return key.
From the Stairs menu in build mode select an option from Connecting Stairs section, any choice of
stair is fine as they are not a permanent structure.
Switching to Top Down View

Place the stairs on the floor as shown.

Select the Terrain tool within build mode; select the Elevation option from the menu. Choose
the Level Terrain Tool

and from the foot of the stairs drag and level the terrain as shown.

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Conical Roof
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Once the whole floor has been levelled remove the stairs and flooring
Open up the cheat box (Ctrl, Shift & C) type:
boolprop constrainfloorelevation on, select return key.

Your structure should now look like the picture below.

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Conical Roof
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Using the wall tool add another hexagon structure, 2 squares in from the straight edges, as shown

Then add a rectangular structure from the sides, 4 squares by 3 squares, as shown.

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Conical Roof
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Go up one more level

and add floor to the structure.

Open up the cheat box (Ctrl, Shift & C) type:


boolprop constrainfloorelevation off, select return key.

From the Stairs menu in build mode select an option from Connecting Stairs section, any choice of
stair is fine as they are not a permanent structure.
Switching to Top Down View

Place the stairs on the floor as shown.

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Conical Roof
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Select the Terrain tool within build mode; select the Elevation option from the menu. Choose
the Level Terrain Tool

and from the foot of the stairs drag and level the terrain as shown.

Once the whole floor has been levelled open up the cheat box (Ctrl, Shift & C) type:
boolprop constrainfloorelevation on, select return key.
Remove the stairs, flooring and the rectangular walls that were added to the hexagon structure.
Your building should now look like the picture below.

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Conical Roof
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Step Four Adding the Roof


Ensure you are on the very top level of your structure and select the Roof menu from build mode.
From the list of choices select the Large Cone Roof and drag the cursor as indicated by the
crosses & arrow.

Next select the Domed Roof and drag in the same direction as before; as indicated by the crosses
and arrow. This may be a little trickier than before as the Cone roof will be covering the drag path.

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Conical Roof
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Select the short cone roof and go down one level


and arrow in the picture below.

, drag the roof as indicated by the crosses

Switch your view from ariel to normal


and go up one level
a roof that looks like the following picture.

. Your building should now have

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Conical Roof
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Step Five - Adding the Spire


This step is optional and requires the Bon Voyage expansion pack.
Switch walls to Cutaway mode. and select the Split-Level Interior Foundation from the
Foundation and Decks menu and drag one square on the top level of your building.

From the Bon Voyage collection in Buy mode select the Aspiring Spire by Architectural
Elements place the spire directly on the split-level foundation.

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Conical Roof
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Switch to roof mode and your building should look like the picture below.

Now you are ready to add the main roof and decorate your house as you require.

Tip: when adding the main roof of your building use the roofslopeangle cheat to get the height
exactly as you want it.

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