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Valley Plate/Sleeper for Overlay Roofs/ OverFrame Roofs


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#1 Todd Wacome

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Posted 06 May 2023 - 04:47 PM

Is there a way to draw sleeper ( AKA valley plate, shoe) for rafters to land on when drawing an overframe roof?  When I add a roof on top of another, a valley rafter is drawn at the intersection but it is hard to edit into the shape that makes it clear it is a sleeper the way you would place it on top of the plywood of another roof below.

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I'd love to be able to draw it with bevels etc the way it is shown in the video at youtu.be/8elNffTYq40

#2 Steve and Carla Farnam

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Posted 06 May 2023 - 05:13 PM

Todd I believe the Valley plate shows by default when using auto stick frame. Try auto stick framing, exploding the framing 

and deleting any unwanted framing members, leaving the Valley plate in place. Steve

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#3 Bill Wimberley

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Posted 08 May 2023 - 04:12 PM

You would need to draw the roofs as separate roofs and do not cut out a hole. Then when you Auto Stick Frame the plates will automatically be placed.

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