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#1 Henry Bergen

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 09:13 AM

I'm having some trouble with generating a proper roof elevation. When I check roof edge dimensions on the roof elevation, it seems accurate (72' 5½" in my case), yet when saving and attempting to add dimensions, it shows it as 72' 5.5625". I've tried playing with the new "sheathing placement" option, and each one gives a different measurement, with the "Plumb Cut Sheathing at Fascia Edge" option actually giving me 72' 5.4325", which is smaller then the actual roof size?

I've checked a couple of my projects, and it seems the steeper the pitch of the roof, the more pronounced the inaccuracy.

Am I overlooking something obvious here?


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#2 randolph cohn

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 09:52 AM

use the TEXT when editing any dimension and type in what you want.

or am I missing what you need to do ?


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#3 Henry Bergen

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 03:28 PM

That is what I've been forced to do, however this particular roof has a number of overlapping rooflines at odd angles, so it's a fair bit of manual calculations to get the correct dimensions. I was hoping to rely on Softplan to give me the numbers I needed. And although most dimensions are within 2 inches overall, most of the truss companies I deal with are pretty fussy about exact dimensions.


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#4 Tom Rogers

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 07:35 PM

Send it to support.  It might be a bug


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