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Multiple Framing Member Types For Roof Framing?

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It seems I can change the spacing and size of roof framing members but not the type.

 

For example if I want to frame one plane with 8" x 18" Glu-Lams @ 48" O.C. and another with I-Joists @ 16" O.C. it seems like I have to choose one or the other. Is there a way to use 2 different types of roof framing members? Using auto roof framing.

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You need 2 different roof planes to do that. Each roof plane can frame differently, but you have to do it manually--no auto

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Hey Perry,

 

Yeah I have 2 planes and I get the spacing and member 'size' to be different, auto or manual, but it looks like the framing member 'type' (i.e. I-Joist, Lumber Glu-lam) is set up in the defaults and can only be changed there and not per plane. Can you get different member 'types' per plane?

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I think I see your point now Perry. If I select each member it can be changed that way. Pretty complex roof, was hoping to avoid that.

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Set the default as lumber, Build framing, then retain roof framing for that roof. Change default to I joist, build framing for that roof. It is auto but you must change default. A hassle but doable.

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