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Rafter Tails not so good

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I am trying to install simple rafter tails that are 5.5" tails cut from the 9.25" rafter. A pretty standard sort of overhang detail. The soffit will be closed. The problem shows up with the blocking. The framing is set to plumb but the blocking is running perpendicular to the roof slope. Not good for the shear transfer. Is there a simple way to correct this?

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I would just create a "shear detail" for that, as Chief has never gotten the blocking as it should be. Chief just locates it in the wrong location, you can move it, but don't until your ready to turn off auto framing.   Angled or vertical can be used for shear nailing, or using "A35's' or "A34's" ,you just need the continuous connection.

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In my plan the option for vertical is grayed out (unavailable). What is the secret handshake to get that live again?

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Only works when you originally build the roof not rebuilds. No idea why that is though. You may have to redraw the roofs or just do a detail of it and skip it.

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Thanks. I changed the default to have vertical blocking and the rebuild changed accordingly. Jerry (and Chieftalk) saves the day.

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Only works when you originally build the roof not rebuilds. No idea why that is though. You may have to redraw the roofs or just do a detail of it and skip it.

 

 

I do not understand why that is so.  We should be able to change the orientation  of the blocking after the roof has been built.

 

If I am not mistaken,  I have requested this in the past.

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We can change it. It is just that it must be changed in the defaults. After the rebuild the blocking reoriented to the default setting. At least the is the behavior in X8.

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We can change it. It is just that it must be changed in the defaults. After the rebuild the blocking reoriented to the default setting. At least the is the behavior in X8.

 

 

So it cannot be done on a roof plane by roof plane basis?  Is that what we want?

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It would be nice to be able to tweak the angle of the blocking on a per roof basis. I am not sure how many times I would run into that situation but probably once the ability was there it would get used a lot.

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Can't you delete the blocking and re-draw just the blocking after changing the defaults?

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