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I would like to assign unique Floor Truss labels to match my Truss Eng/mfg designations. My plan file shows the Truss layout but I would like to add the detailed labels but see nothing other than "Suppress Label". Am I missing something? 

 

Thanks,

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Joe,

 

Sorry but I don't understand your point..."Specify Label". That option is not available on a "Floor Truss".

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Scott, Check the Picattachicon.gifFraming Label.JPG

Joe,

 

I'm getting lost in the riddles or just too stupid to understand what you're trying to say. To save us both a lot of time, would you be so kind and spell out the steps you think will solve my issue?

 

Your pic pointed me to "FLOOR JOISTS"!

 

I want to click on each TRUSS in my plan and provided each with its own individual label name to match the MFG's plan.

 

 If there is a way to use the Floor Joist tool to give every Truss a unique label I would like love to know your idea.

 

Thanks again,

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I think Joe accidentally grabbed a floor joist while trying to show the "specify label" button in the DBX assuming it would be the same for a truss.  The Truss label tab only gives "suppress" or "position or orientation".

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Scott,

 

Jared is correct.  I wasn't aware that the Floor/Ceiling Truss didn't allow Specify Label.

 

However, if you use the "I-Joist" for Floor Joists you can label them as you want in the Plan View.  They won't look right in the Section (no webs) but you can "fake" that as needed.

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Joe,

 

Sorry but I don't understand your point..."Specify Label". That option is not available on a "Floor Truss".

 

I was in your exact situation a couple weeks ago Scott. I just turned off the labels and added my own text boxes. It would be nice if we could override the automatic labels for trusses. I understand why Chief automates the labels to coordinate with the truss details, but they should come up with a system that allows us to change the label. Also allowing us to renumber them, similar to how we can do with items in a schedule would be nice. Numbering them in the order we draw them doesn't always work the greatest.  

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I was in your exact situation a couple weeks ago Scott. I just turned off the labels and added my own text boxes. It would be nice if we could override the automatic labels for trusses. I understand why Chief automates the labels to coordinate with the truss details, but they should come up with a system that allows us to change the label. Also allowing us to renumber them, similar to how we can do with items in a schedule would be nice. Numbering them in the order we draw them doesn't always work the greatest.  

I spoke to CA about this yesterday and believe they agree. What I struggle with is how much detail is too much detail. In my case, and from a liability stance, submitting, all stamped and or certified documents separately in the permitting phase is a more plausible solution.

 

Thank you all for your comments and suggestions,

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