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Draft it Help System

The complete Help system for Draft it is available on these pages.

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Add Downpipe

Available in: Architectural

Use this command to add a downpipe to a roof.

Select the Add Downpipe button Downpipe and the following dialog box appears.

Create downpipe

Here you can choose the shape of the downpipe e.g square or round, the size of the pipe, the drop above the gooseneck and the angle of the gooseneck.
When you click on the OK button you will be prompted to 'Give Gutter Connection Position' now you can select a position on the guttering for the downpipe to connect to.
The next prompt will be to 'Give Gooseneck Position', now you can select a point where the next drop of the downpipe will be.

Once you have selected the gooseneck position you can either select another gooseneck position or press the escape escape key key to finish adding your downpipe.

You also have the option to override the default downpipe appearance using the appearance tab as in the screen shots below.

Craete downpipe appearance
Craete downpipe appearance checked

To override the downpipe appearance just click on the Override check box and you will then have the ability to alter the shading colour, transparency and texture for the downpipe.