Recommended Posts

Is it possible to create a bi level single open web floor truss?  I have a 6" step down shower in the middle of a truss span and cannot create a single truss to show the recess for the shower floor.  Don't know if the x12 can automatically create this or not or if it is possible to manually alter the floor truss.   

I did create a room for the shower with a -6 floor elevation and tried to draw a truss but is creates a 0 floor elevation thru the shower.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Use a roof truss, you can edit its shape (polyline), width, layer, webbing. If you must use floor trusses, you will need a separate truss at each height change. Warning: Floor trusses in this instance are not as reliable to hold their shape (my experience).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I usually end up manually editing the trusses anyway - it's not hard. I don't know how else to do it if chief's automatic behavior doesn't do it. I didn't know you can order trusses with that shower carved out of them but sounds like an awesome idea, instead of having to header it off, etc. Seems a good reason to use floor trusses in that area of the house at least.

 

Interested to hear if anybody else knows the 'correct' answer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, robdyck said:

If you must use floor trusses

Good idea using the roof truss for this. Wonder why the floor trusses aren't as useful? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, kylejmarsh said:

Good idea using the roof truss for this. Wonder why the floor trusses aren't as useful? 

Because you can't edit their polyline. Of course, you can edit the floor truss in its truss detail, if you trust Chief and its settings to hold your work.:wacko:

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, kylejmarsh said:

Good idea using the roof truss for this. Wonder why the floor trusses aren't as useful? 

I've made feature requests for polyline control of floor trusses. Maybe I typed it up wrong and someone at Chief read it as 'add more cabinet libraries'!!

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We must have all of the obscure cabinet libraries!!! How dare you sir - requesting that a basic feature be added to the software will not be tolerated! Not only that, but the sheer fact that you've requested it has angered the Chief, and now it will never, ever be fixed! Muahahahahaha!!

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, robdyck said:

Maybe I typed it up wrong and someone at Chief read it as 'add more cabinet libraries'!!

 

I know you said this in jest, but I think there is a general feeling amongst a lot of users that Chief is diverting resources to create all those cabinet libraries.  I really doubt that's the case.  I could be wrong, but I don't for a second believe that Chief is choosing to invest resources in cabinet libraries that could be used for improving program features.  I can't speak directly for Chief but I can just about guarantee you that those are either being created by or at least paid for directly by the manufacturers. 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, Alaskan_Son said:

 

I know you said this in jest, but I think there is a general feeling amongst a lot of users that Chief is diverting resources to create all those cabinet libraries.  I really doubt that's the case.  I could be wrong, but I don't for a second believe that Chief is choosing to invest resources in cabinet libraries that could be used for improving program features.  I can't speak directly for Chief but I can just about guarantee you that those are either being created by or at least paid for directly by the manufacturers. 

Yes, totally in jest! What can I say...I'm a sarcastic guy and sarcasm often comes off as complaining. I probably don't use enough emojis to properly communicate my intent. Which leads me to wonder: What would it take to get a modern selection of emojis on this forum...much like Chief's great selection of cabinet libraries?!

But you emphasized a great point about the libraries that's worth keeping in mind...it ain't Chief's fault about all those cabinets!

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 minutes ago, Alaskan_Son said:

that Chief is diverting resources to create all those cabinet libraries.

 

They have a couple of persons that make symbols and that is all they do, not "resources" just additional "hats" on their organization board like any other company.

 

DJP

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in



Sign In Now

  • Member Statistics

    28597
    Total Members
    9156
    Most Online
    Golf4fun
    Newest Member
    Golf4fun
    Joined
  • Similar Content

    • By Elvis1111
      I am trying to figure out if there is a way to make a framing schedule for the entire project, and not just wall by wall. 
      We are finding that framing schedules do a better job listing out the members and sizes then the material lists. 
      Thoughts/suggestions? 
    • By ACADuser
      I think I asked this before but can't remember the answer.
      The wall surrounding the Open Below room frame down into the floor area where I have a floor truss.
      Is there a setting that stops this extended wall? I have in the past just modified the framing in the wall detail but would like a better solution.
       
      Thanks
       
       

       
    • By cjanderson66
      I have designed a very large deck and the client wanted to take 2' off in one direction and another 3' in the other.  I have custom framed the deck framing per the engineer and don't want to change the framing.  The problem is that I need to rebuild the deck in order to not show the decking from overhanging the framing.  Is there a way to just rebuild the decking and not the framing of the deck itself. as you can from the rendering shown below you can see that the decking overhangs the decking.  Everytime I rebuild it it changes the framing per CA.

    • By AlmiraDesign
      I am having a difficult time with the framing of the rafters; in regards to birds mouth specifically. I am looking for assistance as I have tried many different options in aligning them to the beams. Please help me! I'd greatly appreciate it!
       
      Ps, I only began to notice the difference, when I changed depth of hip rafters to 3.5".

    • By AET-Phil
      I would like someone to help me set up a flat roof on my plan.  There are three ceiling heights.  The flat trusses would be constant height - 4 ft.  So, there would be three respective roof heights, each separated with a parapet wall.  I then also need to get the wall framing and new roof framing to all be correct and show up properly.
      If the person that responds is qualified, I would also like to generate a framing plan.   I would like to get responses from anyone that is interested before sending my current plan.  But for now, I can send a picture of what the house looks like (minus the roof/truss system).
      Thank You.  Philip