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Hi there! I am working on a plan (which is attached) for a garage that is 24' wide by 36' long and can not be taller than 18' and trying to get a "bonus room" made out of the trusses vs. making a true 2nd floor. I would like the main floor to have 9' walls so I can have a garage door that is 8' tall vs the standard 7'. I've watched multiple videos on how to create the space above the garage but cant seem to get it just right. The roof pitch I want is either 5:12 or 8:12 NOT 12:12 I have found the 12:12 is too tall and gets the builder up wards of 20+ feet, which I can not build taller than 18' for a detached garage. Exterior walls are 2x6. I got to a point where I did do the 12:12 pitch and made the truss for there but added the 2nd story and having the roof ignore the 2nd floor then placing two walls from front to back to create attic spaces, but when I try a different pitch then it goes away and cant get a truss to work right. I need to show truss specs for this as well. The "bonus room" can be from 7-8' in height for head room and is mainly for storage and a light duty use like a hobby room of some sorts.
Also when I build an foundation it shows the doors below the walls, why does it do that? The garage is going to be on a 4" thicken slab and the foundation footing is going to be 6"x12".
Any tips/help would be appreciated. I am using CA X10.
Garage with bonus room.plan
I have a general question regarding roof trusses and attic walls.
If I choose to raise the roof plane then an attic wall is created. Automatically this wall is a copy of the wall below it...so, typically it will have drywall on it...which is not needed in the attic. So...I create a new "attic wall" type...without the drywall. However, if I will be using roof trusses with an "energy heel"...what happens to this "attic wall"?
As you can see from the framing perspective view...the attic wall does not show....except at the gable ends. (I have attic walls turned on). Does the use of "roof trusses" override the attic wall? I'm wondering if the materials for the attic wall are still being calculated. Also...the attic wall does appear in the cross section view.
Needless to say...it's a bit confusing.
I have input the floor plans for a one story residence I measured yesterday. The house has a truss roof.
It's a simple L-shaped floor plan with the garage sticking out in front of the house.
I am running into 3 problems.
1. Where the garage roof California frames over the top of the house, the rafters are not showing correctly.
Chief is only showing small pieces of the rafters and are not continuous from the ridge down to a perpendicular
rafters below. How do I get the California framing to show correctly?
2. The blocking between the rafters are not sitting on top of the double top plates. They are places off of the wall.
How do I get the blocking to be placed on top of the double top plates?
3. The blocking between the rafters is also showing as 2 blocks between each truss. How do I get it to show only
one block between each truss?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Chief Architect x7 I am trying to build a pole barn open carport and cannot get the trusses to go into it not rafter material not to be there underneath. Trusses need to look like the attach sketch from prospective client.
Thanks if anyone can help.
Matt Pole Barn.plan
pole barn carport look.pdf
Hello everyone. I appreciate you taking the time to take a look at my question. I'm relatively new to Chief.
I am trying to do an as built of an older ranch home with trusses spanning part of the home, a shed spanning from one side of it, and a gable coming off as well. For hours I've been trying and decided to ask the community.
Attached are some pictures of the home, a floorplan in chief with some annotations, and the plan file I'm working on. How do we go about adding the trusses to span across, and a shed to intersect with it along with the gable? I want to accurately depict the as built before attempting to renovate. Do I need to first add beams? Where do I Start?
shangri las copy.plan