Roof Framing

Automatically generate stick framing, or manually draw a truss system, setting roof directives for cantilevered, hip, attic trusses, and custom ceiling planes for scissor trusses.

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Title / Description


343

9:03

Framing a Roof

Basic roof framing can be automatically generated and then modified manually.

Video No. 343


505

11:21

Creating a SIP Roof Assembly

Control all of the structural layers for your roof assembly.

Video No. 505


1030

15:05

Automatic Framing - Exposed Rafter Tails - Sub Fascia and Sheathing

Several new framing features have been added including rafter tails, sub fascia and sheathing.

Video No. 1030


405

7:13

Drawing Decorative Beam or Truss Symbols

Create custom truss symbols using roof beams or polyline solids.

Video No. 405


344

1:59

What is a Truss?

Roof trusses can be used to frame roofs and ceilings.

Video No. 344


345

6:54

Setting Truss Defaults

The Trusses tab of the Build Framing dialog allows you to set parameters for trusses before they are drawn.

Video No. 345


346

6:29

Framing a Truss Roof System

Roof trusses can only be drawn manually, and created where roof and ceiling planes already are present.

Video No. 346


350

5:01

Using a Truss Base to Truss Intersecting Roofs

A Truss Base is a closed polyline that defines the area in which valley fill roof trusses are to be built across and above the tops of normal, full size roof trusses.

Video No. 350


348

4:27

Framing a Cantilevered Truss Roof System

To create a cantilevered truss system, you need to use Raise off Plate when building your Roof.

Video No. 348


349

2:36

Framing with Energy Heel Trusses

To create a truss with an energy heel, a vertical member is added over the supporting wall and the bottom chord stops there rather than extending into the overhang.

Video No. 349


353

7:55

Framing with Scissor Trusses

Trusses drawn between roof planes and sloping ceiling planes of a different pitch than the roof are called Scissor trusses.

Video No. 353


356

3:46

Framing a Skylight Well with Trusses

Adjust the framing manually in order to create an opening for a skylight well.

Video No. 356


347

2:58

Framing and Bracing a Truss Roof System without Lookouts

Lookouts and blocking are easy to remove if your truss system does not require them.

Video No. 347


5318

2:49

Setting Truss Lookout Spacing and Viewing Selected Truss Details

Learn how to adjust lookout on center spacing for lookouts and view truss details in this video.

Video No. 5318


351

2:45

Hip Trusses - Building a Step-down Hip

Step Down hip roofs are the quickest style of hip truss framing to produce.

Video No. 351


352

4:26

Hip Trusses - Building a Sub-girder Hip

Sub-girders are the partial trusses that butt into the doubled truss at the end of the main run.

Video No. 352


502

2:04

Hip Trusses - Drop Hip or California Hip

Video No. 502


354

10:42

Framing with Attic Trusses

Attic trusses, a variation of roof trusses, can be drawn if a plan contains an Attic area on both sides and above an upstairs room, such as in a Cape Cod style home.

Video No. 354


1033

8:01

Using the Ceiling Step Truss Command

On the Trusses tab of the Build Roof dialog, you can specify the Ceiling Step, which is the maximum distance its bottom chord can step down to locate a ceiling on the floor below the top floor.

Video No. 1033


9914

30:32

Focus: Creating Trusses

Learn to generate a variety of trusses for your roof framing

Video No. 9914


10109

11:54

Quick Tip - Timber Frame Truss

Discover how to use polyline solids to create a custom Timber Frame Truss.

Video No. 10109


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