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This is a reoccurring issue, and I have stumped the folks at tech support. Often, my roof framing plans are showing roofs on two levels. I show the second level roof via reference display. The problem is that the text inserted either on the level I'm working on or on the reference level does not display properly. If I insert text or a dimension on the level I'm working on, the text displays behind the reference drawing. If I insert the text on the reference drawing all is well, until I either zoom or move the drawing on the screen at which time, the text again displays behind the framing. Looking for a work-a-round.
PS: I'm looking forward to meeting fellow CA users at the IBS in Vegas.
So what is the best practice for laying a shed roof on top of an existing roof (or something similar).
- I want to generate Framing where I frame the main roof, then lay the shed roof on top of the main roof....
- I COULD build the lower roof plane and the upper roof plane, but that screws up the materials: ie i have a whole lot more shingles than I need.....
- I COULD have both the shed roof and the main roof 'join together' --- but then my framing is incorrect....
Is there an option to simplify this? Should there be? A lot of times we want to create valleys by laying one roof plain on top of another instead of building a true valley with a valley rafter....
Framing Wrong - Metal Roof Quantity Correct.pdf
Framing Correct - Metal Roof Quantity Wrong.pdf
I'm new to Chief. I'm using X8
I'm working on my first project using Chief. I will be adding a 4 small room addition to a one story residence.
The existing house is framed with roof trusses. There are 2 existing small room additions, each with conventional
roof framing. The 4 new addition will be framed with conventional framing as well.
My question is how do I show the combination of roof trusses and conventional roof framing, then showing 4 new
additions with conventional roof framing?
I have view a lot of roof framing videos today. None of them show how to model a roof with both trusses and
conventional roof framing.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.