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Exposed Trusses not showing in 3D

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Hi. I just tried to create some exposed trusses in the main living area by following along with the tutorial in Chief. However they aren't displaying in a 3D view. I don't really understand what was meant by changing the base plate in the tutorial. perhaps that is it. could someone please look at my plan and see where I'm going wrong?

 

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Make sure the layer they are on is set to display in your camera view.

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4 minutes ago, solver said:

Make sure the layer they are on is set to display in your camera view.

 

Do you mean in the tools-layer settings-display? I checked the framing- roof trusses options there. Or is there somewhere different? Plan is attached now.

Wongawallan_Road.plan

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Select your truss -- what layer is it on?

 

Is that layer set to display?

 

Try the All On layer set to see if it's a layer display problem.

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Hi I tried the All On layer set. As far as I can see all the framing is set to display. I'm not sure how to check what layer it is on. How do I do that? Thanks.

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Look in the status bar with an object selected.

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It comes up in active layer dispaly options near the library browser. Is that what you mean?

 

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Hi this is what I have. I can see them when I turn the camera to framing set, but not in regular camera mode.

framing set.jpg

living.jpg

roof trusses.jpg

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Every view has its own layer set. Go to whatever layer set you are using for the camera view -- usually Camera View Set, and turn on the display of the truss layer.

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13 minutes ago, solver said:

Every view has its own layer set. Go to whatever layer set you are using for the camera view -- usually Camera View Set, and turn on the display of the truss layer.

 

 

Thanks. I turned on the camnera view set and then went through and turned on every framing display apart from trusses and when I hit sill plate it turned up. Yay. Now I can see them, but they are uneven. I tried centering them, but that didn't work. Do you know how to even them up?

exposed trusses uneven.jpg

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Your trusses will follow your roof planes so you will need to make sure the ridge is in the center of the room.

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1 hour ago, Chopsaw said:

Your trusses will follow your roof planes so you will need to make sure the ridge is in the center of the room.

 

Yeah I see what you mean. Problem is that when I try to centre them I cannot join it to the other roof plane below it without losing the new centering. I'm also not really sure that that flat area is the best way to go for the roof. the main gables I have put in place, but I'm a bit stuck on how to design the rest of the roof.

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If the baselines are spaced the same distance from center and are at the same height it should auto join at the ridge.

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42 minutes ago, Chopsaw said:

If the baselines are spaced the same distance from center and are at the same height it should auto join at the ridge.

 

Hi, I went and deleted those roof planes and started again from scratch. Thanks solver and Chopsaw for all your help. :)

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Looking Good.  Keep up the great work.

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