Good afternoon, I am a long time Vectorworks user, new to the Tech Board, (this is my first posting), I am a subscriber to the older Vectorworks User Discussion List.
My first question is for those that create models of buildings that will be built with roof trusses. How are you modelling and controlling (manipulating) the profile of the roof trusses?
Here (in western Canada) the vast majority of our houses are built with roof trusses. During the design I may adjust the depth of the truss heel and the roof slope several times as needed to meet the overall building height allowed within the site zoning. Without a roof truss tool (if there is one I'm going to look pretty dumb) are you drawing a truss in elevation and then extruding it for the model? Creating a roof face and then positioning it to allow for a heel depth? As for the final building section, I'm not looking for the software to suggest a truss type (Howe, Fink, etc.), just provide a profile using the parameters I control as the designer and then the truss manufacture can build to fit the profile.