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rck-tech

The disappearing wall and more issues

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Hi guys,

 

Chief architect X12

 

I have few questions; I spend over 12 hours fiddling with this. Trying every option within Chief Architect, watching videos, looking for answers on the forum here.

This was supposed to be a simple garage with a loft  and outside door for that attic !!! (well I thought it was simple !!!) I followed some CA video tutorials  creating a second floor then adding the roof to ignore the 2nd floor.  

1-     How can I get the scissor trusses to sit flush on the wall I did select Truss No birdmouth.

 

How could a simple building like this be so difficult to create ?? what would happen when I start creating more complex designs, I feel it’s going to be really bumpy ride. 

I boss's patient is running thin, understandably so ! 

3d-garage.JPG

 

FrontView3d.JPG

Scissor-Truss.JPG

 

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Sometimes settings and other automaticities just fail to work. You can just draw this simple manual gable roof on the first floor. You can try again using the "Ignore second Floor" in the build roof dialog. You can set the second-floor ceiling height to zero inches and then build auto roofs, once the roofs are properly located you turn off auto-build roofs and then set the second-floor ceiling height where you need it to be. More than one way to "skin a cat".

 

DJP

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16 hours ago, solver said:

 

I watched the same video multiple time, I followed it step by step for the scissor truss but I can't get the truss to sit flush on the second floor wall.

 

I'll keep trying. 

 

Thank you,

 

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17 hours ago, DavidJPotter said:

More than one way to "skin a cat".

Thank you David,

 

I tried multiple combination of all the steps you mentioned,  my issue, I am trying to get the truss to change it's configuration to sit flat on the second floor wall. 

 

Thank you

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4 hours ago, rck-tech said:

I watched the same video multiple time, I followed it step by step for the scissor truss but I can't get the truss to sit flush on the second floor wall.

 

I'll keep trying. 

 

For problems like this, always attach your plan file (close Chief first).

 

Did you start a new plan and go through the steps shown? If it's not working, you probably missed a step.

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1 hour ago, solver said:

If it's not working, you probably missed a step.

You are correct. I kept trying till one of the sequences of steps worked.

 

thank you for your help.

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