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  1. Michael, snow loads are snow loads and they do limit what can be built in areas. I checked with the truss manufacturer to see what would be required. I was told the top chord needed to be 7.25" and the bottom chord needed to be 11.25" to achieve the attic space requested. When I entered the 7.25" top chord Chief didn't trim the trusses for the boxed eaves. Just wondering if anyone else has run it this.
  2. Chopsaw, Thanks for the info, already did that yesterday. I was just wondering if Chief could do it automatically. But as I suspected it cannot and I understand why. Gene, No offense taken but "Ms Trussie" is a male, LOL. To answer your question of "Why would one need to do this" is so the Customer, Codes enforcement and the Builder all have a good idea of what is being built. Yes, Mitek, Apline, Eagle or whatever software that is used to design the trusses really do all the work. Yes I could do a much simpler drawing but It really is a matter of being a grade above the competition.
  3. Being that this is an attic truss, yes it will require load support for the reaction but not at the point of pitch change. They will engineer the truss to pass reaction at the wall between the the 4 season room and the living space as it is a load bearing condition. You are right the manufacturer must design the truss as the liability is on their shoulders and nothing drawn in Chief will even begin to meet the engineering needed. So, how do I get Chief to give me a reasonable depiction of the truss automatically? I can draw these in but I would rather not if Chief can do it reasonably well. Thanks
  4. Thanks for all the help folks. Take a look at the pict for a general understanding of what I am asking if Chief can do. Can Chief make one truss instead two when there are multiple pitches or planes involved? Thanks
  5. Thanks Chopsaw, do you know if there is a video that I can watch? I search the Chief help ones and didn't turn anything up.
  6. Having worked in the truss industry for years it was very common to truss multiple planes. For example, the main house has a 10/12 pitch but the porch tied to is has a 4/12 pitch. Is there a way to get Chief to do this? If so how? 9 -11x Mac Version i7 core, 8 Gigs, SSD
  7. Thanks for the answers, my apologies for posting in the wrong place. I must need some coffee.
  8. Having worked in the truss industry for years it was very common to truss multiple planes. For example, the main house has a 10/12 pitch but the porch tied to is has a 4/12 pitch. Is there a way to get Chief to do this? If so how?
  9. Mr. Nestor, that was exactly what I needed! Thank You, Mystery solved!
  10. Thanks for the help, I did this but things are still changing. I am wondering if there is a bug in the Mac Version.
  11. I have watched all the videos and done all there is to be done. But yet the pony walls on a unlinked drawing in the Layout still change when I make a change on an unrelated view in the plan view. So, I am wondering if anyone is aware of a bug in the Mac Version regarding pony wall display? Thanks
  12. "Then make sure that the pony wall setting for "Display in Plan View" is set to Default for all SPVs." Man am I struggling with this. I have tried this multiple times but it will not stick. I open a plan view, set my pony wall default as I want them per the layout. Set the pony walls themselves per the layout. save and put the plan view away go to the other layout that has the pony walls on it and they are changed to what I do not want. WHAT AM I DOING WRONG? Many Thanks
  13. Thanks, Eric, I just couldn't find it the knowledge base, worked prefectly... Happy Days again.
  14. I missed this class and can't seem to find an answer. Please, no laughing, LOL But, I started a drawing of a Cemetery Plot without consideration of the drawing sheet. Now I am left with what you see on the attached file. How do I center the drawing on the drawing sheet? The drawing sheet and Plot is 48" X 72" Oh, I tried to center it on the Layout and save as a pdf but I keep getting irregular activity, like it jumps back to a small page size, SOSF D Many Thanks