First post here, this is my first attempt at roof truss. As you will see in the PDF attached the gables that are on the front of the duplex are being supported by the truss that are running in the vertical direction. I am wondering if this is normal as i cannot seem to create truss for the gables on the font of the home. If there is a more effective means of building roof truss for roofs of this style id love to hear them.
truss question.pdf front view.pdf
I am trying to create a story and a half main house that has a two story gable roof addition. I have been able to create the story and a half with a 1 story addition but can't figure out how to add a second story to the addition. The main part of the house has a 10/12 roof (created by build roof options: move roof up 12', ignore 2nd floor). The goal is to have the main roof 10/12 and the 2 story addition a 6/12 gable.
Pics below are a quick mockup. One showing the successful story and a half w addition. The other a bit more unusual configuration that I may not be able to get past the building inspector.
Thanks in advance for any help provided.
Hi, we have a split level home with 2 (meaning double) 2 x 4 exterior walls with a 3.5” air gap in between them for a total (rough) wall thickness of 10.5”. The home has 3 separate roof heights, all with a 5:12 pitch. The home is in central Minnesota (the reason behind the thick walls). I’m just getting started with Home Designer Pro and not sure how to start. I’ve watched some videos, but nothing that would help duplicate our wall design. Do you have some training materials that would help, or someone who could get it started on the software? Thanks for any help you can provide.
The red arrows point to the problem area.
The outside wall and interior wall at the closet intersect with the valley where the two roof planes intersect.
The interior of the room creates an attic wall (with exterior siding) above the closet (NOTE: Ceiling was removed to get image)
The plan view shows where the roof planes intersect at the valley. I have the same problem on the other side of the house because it is symmetrical.
The plan is too large (65MB) but here is the model (https://3d-viewer.chiefarchitect.com/go?share=543146417714334).
Any suggestion on how to fix this would be greatly appreciated.