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This is a reoccurring issue, and I have stumped the folks at tech support. Often, my roof framing plans are showing roofs on two levels. I show the second level roof via reference display. The problem is that the text inserted either on the level I'm working on or on the reference level does not display properly. If I insert text or a dimension on the level I'm working on, the text displays behind the reference drawing. If I insert the text on the reference drawing all is well, until I either zoom or move the drawing on the screen at which time, the text again displays behind the framing. Looking for a work-a-round.
PS: I'm looking forward to meeting fellow CA users at the IBS in Vegas.
Another cry for help:
I am working on an addition that should use trusses over a simple gable roof. A piece of cake.
Only, client insists on having two small roofs at the ends of the house (pic 1.png).
There is no structural change, the ceiling in both rooms is standard flat GWB's, and roofs are only "curb appeal" request.
So, the cheapest solution looks to me like making standard trusses, nail the sheathing, and create 2 slightly bigger crickets over the sheathing.
-Unfortunately for me, I need to deliver accurate roof framing plan, and - here comes the problem.
I made standard trusses and then framed roof after trusses were placed, in hope that it will look like 1b.jpg (image property of Decks.com), giving me a section 3.png, but all I got was a mess from picture 2.png. I need to create standard framing for crickets, and literally put them on top of the main roof.
Any ideas how to do that? Any suggestion or a link to solution is welcome.
So what is the best practice for laying a shed roof on top of an existing roof (or something similar).
- I want to generate Framing where I frame the main roof, then lay the shed roof on top of the main roof....
- I COULD build the lower roof plane and the upper roof plane, but that screws up the materials: ie i have a whole lot more shingles than I need.....
- I COULD have both the shed roof and the main roof 'join together' --- but then my framing is incorrect....
Is there an option to simplify this? Should there be? A lot of times we want to create valleys by laying one roof plain on top of another instead of building a true valley with a valley rafter....
Framing Wrong - Metal Roof Quantity Correct.pdf
Framing Correct - Metal Roof Quantity Wrong.pdf