Calculating pitched roof areas in QuickScale

Trapezium and triangle shaped roofs

You need to add a vertical line, the same length as the hips, starting from the eaves, extending upwards.
Take an area of the roof as you see it on the drawing, then extend the area to reach the top of the new vertical line.
This should give you the actual roof area.

Click on Snap To and Set Square in the tool bar – this will measure a 90deg angle from the eaves. Click on the Line button on the tool bar and from the eaves, measure a vertical line 6m long, ie the actual length of the hips.

Measure the area as usual
Tip: start and finish your area from the eaves, not the ridge line

Click the Select button on the tool bar and try and grab the top area line. This can be tricky but click on the line first and it will turn blue. Click on it again and drag it up to the top of the 6m vertical line. This will give you the area of the roof.

The same applies to a triangular shaped roof – click on Snap To and Set Square on the tool bar to measure a 90deg vertical line. Click Line on the tool bar and draw a line from the eaves upwards for 4m, ie the actual length of the hips.

Measure the area as usual.
Tip: start and finish your area from the eaves, not the ridge

Click the Select button on the tool bar and try and grab the top area point. Click on the point first and it will turn blue. Click on it again and drag it up to the top of the 4m vertical line. This will give you the area of the roof.

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