Install steel roof panel

I am modeling a steel roof for a single story energy efficient house. I am using my own profile. To fit the panels on the ceiling I have to “cut” diagonally. I can’t find a way to achieve this? I am uploading a .skp file with the panel. Thank you
Roof panel.skp (188.8 KB)

What do you mean by cutting it diagonally? Across the width or at an angle like at the ridge of the roof? Assuming the latter, set the panel at the required angle. Draw a group/component of cutters at the required angle and then use the Subtract tool in the solid toolset to cut the panel against the cutter.

I wouldn’t bother modeling the thickness of the panels; Usually in our parts the panels are made of 0.5mm galvanized steel. So moving points or edges or using the Intersect function would be my way of dealing with it. Or a texture.

I agree, but since the OP asked how to trim the pool you provided, I just answered the question.

Thanks for the answers. Unfortunately, my severe lack of knowledge is hindering me.
DaveR: I’ve uploaded the panel that shows what I mean by diagonal. Is there a video or explanation on using the cutter/component and the subtraction tool?
Anssi: Could you find a way to “extend” the profile without giving it some thickness?

Looks like I’ll have to go back to school!!
Roof panel.skp (188.8 KB)

I don’t see anything different in this file.

It would be a good idea to review the content at

I agree with you Dave. I have watched most of the learning and “skill builder” videos. I’m watching the ‘solid tools’ video now.

Click in sequence on the scene tabs of this SU file to get ideas.

Roof panel.skp (249.0 KB)

Thank you. I hope to go in the right direction now.

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