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#1 Ben Ginther

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 04:23 PM

Hi,

  I want to use scissor trusses over a covered deck. How do I draw the gable? I have tried using a separate wall but I cannot rake the bottom and fit to roof. Both the "Rake Bottom - Position" and the "Wall Height - Multi Height" stay the same. They do not change when you try to edit them. Any ideas?

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#2 Yvon Gonthier

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 04:44 PM

You have to draw 2 walls because you can only slope the bottom in one direction, it won't adjust as a "V" on the bottom. By drawings 2 walls end to end, you can slope the bottom of the 2 walls individually up toward the peak. Use ceiling (gable) to create your soffit.



#3 Yvon Gonthier

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 04:47 PM

Or, if you want only one wall, create a triangular arch (blank) and insert to fit at the bottom of the wall.



#4 Ben Ginther

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 01:04 PM

Thank you!  Although I have successfully done this in the past, I could not edit the two walls this time. I tried shutting down and restarting SoftPlan but still no luck. However, the next day all works well.

Thanx again.

Ben



#5 randolph cohn

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 02:56 PM

the easiest way to draw a scissor truss is to draw a cathedral ceiling to create the sloped lower chords

and of course the roof creates the sloped upper chords.jpg scissor truss over terrace.JPG


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#6 Keith Almond

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 03:46 PM

I think the issue was more the profile of the end wall than the trusses themselves randy. The roof gable still wants to be flat bottomed!


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