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Ceiling joists to align with roof rafters

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Howdy folks, 1st post here!

 

Is there a configuration I missed somewhere to align the ceiling joists with the roof rafters or is this something I have to do manually.

Also,where are the settings to show the blocking in the framing view? 

 

Thanks

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Try using a framing reference marker with your ceiling joists and roof rafters on the same centers. Or maybe manually. :(

 

ALDO (Active Layer Display Options) is the best tool to search for and turn layers on and off.

 

 

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Thanks, what about blocking, is this something to be done manually as well?

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These is a blocking tool that can be used. You can also set that in the defaults as either straight or staggered. I don't think blocking will auto generate in ceilings though.

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For example I can see that the floor joists are setup correctly but I don't see the staggered blocks inbetween. What do I need to do exactly? The question was more for the frieze block between rafter/ceiling joist combo but as you can see, also applies to floor & ceiling joists. Thanks

 

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Starting your search using the built in Help system, or on the Chief website is always a good idea :)

 

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I made some progress but now I'm stuck on the roof sort of speak. So far I've been able to add vertical blocking but it seems to be vertically aligned to the top of the rafter (ie. my rafters are 2 x 8 and the blocks are 2 x 6 - this is to allow for air circulation). How can I have the block to be seated on the wall top plate instead?

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Take a look in the DBX.  See what happens when you make the bottom height the same as the top height of your wall plate.

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