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Roof Framer: support for trusses



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Agreed that it would be quite challenging to have the Roof Framer use trusses. However, I believe it would be very useful to have Truss Tools.

I have the two aforementioned Plugins from VectorDepot. They are nice, but limited.

I do residential remodeling where I am having to deal with existing roof trusses. It would be helpful to be able to model those existing trusses. It would allow me to better document and communicate the existing conditions.

For new construction, I always assumed that the truss design is handled by the truss company as shop drawings. How do those companies draw their truss designs?

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The Vector Depot tools work well even in VW 12.5. Major limitation is that only two types of trusses are modeled.

Hip trusses, Girder trusses, "California" Trusses, Pratt trusses, Vierendehl (Sp?), Warren, etc. have to be laboriously modeled in VW.

The truss feature might be a separate tool which acts on the roof forms, since programming truss types is likely complex.

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