robdyck

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    Energy Heel Trusses for Hipped Roof

    Absolutely!
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    Skip Sheeting In Chief?

    Nope. But you might find something interesting in Chief's Recorded Webinars.
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    Skip Sheeting In Chief?

    That's me. Takes me back to when I was just a troublesome wee lad... but that's a different story and waaay off topic.
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    Skip Sheeting In Chief?

    @HumbleChief How do you like them strapples? Use a lookout, stretch it, reposition it, replicate it, reflect 'em all about the peak.
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    Skip Sheeting In Chief?

    You know you would! But I bet sometimes you'd slip up and call them strapping.
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    Skip Sheeting In Chief?

    You would, wouldn't you?
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    Soffit Material parrallel to rafters

    You could also use ceiling planes for all soffits. This does NOT fall under the category of 'easier'! Let us know where you end up.
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    Soffit Material parrallel to rafters

    Umm, I don't think this works...almost all gable roof planes also have an eave and this is where we want the soffit going in opposite directions, right? Or am I missing something Michael?
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    Soffit Material parrallel to rafters

    A few other fairly quick options use a molding polyline around the exterior of the house for eave soffits. These can turned off on an edge-by-edge basis use a 3d molding at gables drawn in a section view that faces the gable end, but cuts the roof plane (for the snap points).
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    Soffit Material parrallel to rafters

    I'm not sure if this is reasonable, but the simplest solution I've found (it still sucks) is to use a shadow board at gables. You can specify a molding and it's offsets so it just covers the existing soffit, and give it a copy of the soffit material, rotated 90 degrees. There will still be some issues almost cetainly.
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    Energy Heel Trusses for Hipped Roof

    There's also the super lazy way which is to not show any trusses at all. That's my go-to!
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    Energy Heel Trusses for Hipped Roof

    This it can do. It just won't create the trusses. If you really want to create a trussed roof fast, then the transform / replicate tool and the multiple copy tool will be your best friends. You should be able to draw all the trusses for that house in about 5 minutes.
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    Energy Heel Trusses for Hipped Roof

    No Problem. If you really want to show truss framing in your section views, then you can do it the lazy way and only create a single truss just in front of each section camera. Then, it's not nearly as much truss editing.
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    Energy Heel Trusses for Hipped Roof

    It's a fair amount of work to create all of them. And because a truss supplier provide a truss package, I'd suggest there is little benefit to modelling all of them.
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    Energy Heel Trusses for Hipped Roof

    If you have a ceiling on the 2nd floor and a roof on the 2nd floor, you should be able to create a truss on the 2nd floor.
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    Energy Heel Trusses for Hipped Roof

    For more accurate help, you will need to post the plan so that myself or someone else can see what you've done, and try to help solve it.
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    Energy Heel Trusses for Hipped Roof

    Hi Jonathan, I assume you are aware that Chief doesn't auto-build trusses. First, make sure the roof is at the elevation that you want. 2nd, if you want to see roof framing, manually draw all your trusses. Third, build roof framing.
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    ROOF ISSUE

    I see you attached the plan but you forgot to attach the C-note!
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    calibz files

    You will need to boil the flash drive in a pot of water for 15 minutes, then rapidly cool it using dry ice. Oh no, I got a down vote for that... which means somebody tried it! And understandably, then gave me a down vote. I must say I am sorry, it was an honest mistake...I meant to say dry rice, NOT dry ice. Whoever downvoted me, try the updated method, I guarantee you'll be pleased!
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    ceiling hole in basement for window

    This same method can be helpful when you have headroom issues at a set of stairs. As shown in Joey's example, you'll only get vertical transitions. So if you want an angled transition, you'll need to make the 'room' large enough so you can get a small piece of drywall and hammer it through your screen into the Chief model...I mean use a p-solid to model the angled transition.
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    ceiling hole in basement for window

    What Joey is saying, is not to use a hole, but rather create a small room on the floor above the window so that you can specify a shallower floor framing thickness.
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    Dimensions to sheathing

    These are the 2 main areas that become affected. I grew up building in a region where everything was dimensioned to the sheathing, but then spent 20 years framing in a region where it was always to the stud. The long & short of it is this....If you switched from sheathing to stud, you'd wonder how you could have been so stupid in the past. If you switched from stud to sheathing, you'd wonder why you're doing something so stupid now.
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    Sloped pony wall railing at stairs

    Tom Silva: Every now & then you get lucky!
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    Dimensions to sheathing

    This is best to note near the beginning of a plan set in your general notes. In Medicine Hat for example, no one frames to the sheathing, but go an hour north, and no one seems to have ever heard of measuring to the stud. So, when I know the regional preference, I make sure to note this in my General Notes.
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    Sloped pony wall railing at stairs

    Take that pony wall on the 2nd floor and copy-in-place on the first floor. Delete it on the 2nd floor.