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How would you model this structure? I have been using 2nd floor with no ceiling and adding a slope ceiling plane.

I guess there is no hope for sloped steel bar joist. I will do the section in CAD but wanted the CA section close to actual.

 

Any tips?

 

 

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I would probably use AutoCAD  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  Sorry, that was low. I wonder if there's a way to create a really narrow truss and use steel as its material for the bar joist?

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How would you model this structure? I have been using 2nd floor with no ceiling and adding a slope ceiling plane.

I guess there is no hope for sloped steel bar joist. I will do the section in CAD but wanted the CA section close to actual.

 

Any tips?

 

Can you be more specific re: which particular part you're having trouble with?  There's a lot going on there.  Low slope roof, parapet walls, dropped wall section, flashing details, steel bar joists...

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For the steel bar joists, there are quite a few pretty easy options including...

 

1.  Using the truss tool.  You could optionally create 2 trusses...one for the top and bottom cord and one for the "webbing", modify as necessary, and distribute.  This would result in square tubing though which may or may not be a problem. 

2.  Create a symbol for the trusses using moldings and/or primitive solids.

3.  A combination of the above. 

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  • Use a polyline solid with a custom molding polyline for the parapet wall. (set it ontop of your exterior walls)
  • Build the roof with a a very small thickness. (Build the roof inside the exterior walls and with the low elevation as shown)
  • Use trusses from the library, or create your own with molding poly-lines.

 

Steel bar joists from the Sketch-up 3D Warehouse....

 

https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/search.html?q=steel+bar+joists&backendClass=entity

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I apologize for not answering this thread. Just found it again looking for a Bar Joist Solution.

Good solutions all but.

I'm on the run again so I may just do it in Autocad this time too. :)

 

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