Displaying Only Roof Framing in a 3D View

Reference Number: KB-00217
Last Modified: July 16, 2015

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier


I would like to display the framing for my roof 3D, and nothing else.  How can I do this?


You can easily control the display of objects such as roof framing members in your 2D and 3D views. 


To display roof framing only

  1. Select Tools> Layer Settings> Layer Set Management  from the menu.

  2. In the Layer Set Management dialog:

    • Select the All Off Set from the list of Available Layer Sets.

    • With the All Off Set selected, click the Copy button.

    • In the New Layer Set dialog, type a short descriptive name for your new layer set, such as Roof Framing Only, and click OK.

  3. In the Layer Display Options dialog, which opens next:

    • Notice that the name of your new layer set displays at the top left.

    • Scroll down the list of layers and turn on the display of the Framing, Roof Rafters and Framing, Roof Trusses layers.

    • Make any other changes that you may want to these layers, then click OK.

    • Click OK once more to close the Layer Set Management dialog.

  4. Create a 3D view of your model, then click the Active Layer Set Control arrow and select your new layer set from the drop-down list.

    Note:  If you do not see any roof framing or roof trusses in this view, you most likely have not yet built your roof framing or manually drawn any roof trusses.