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    Roof Purlins for a Pole Barn Structure

    Thanks Jo Ann, really need it for 2d but will keep this in mind for later is needed.
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    Roof Purlins for a Pole Barn Structure

    Hello team, I recently upgraded to Home Designer Pro 2019. That being said I'm I process of designing a Pole Barn structure for a customer and I need to add Purlins to the trusses for roof structure as required by local building code. Because Pole Barns can have a 4' span on Truss installs you are typically required to add a horizontal 2 x 4 called a Purlin. I've attached a picture of the local requirements and also my Cross Section where I need to add them. I've tried adjusting roof blocking and roof beam but don't seem to be able to make one of those work. I will admit I'm a new user, but it would seem that one of these two should be able to make work.
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    Pole Barn Gable Issues

    Eric, Sorry for the incorrect naming, but thankful that you figured it out! I change it to 3/4" and looks great! Thanks again! Ran
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    Pole Barn Gable Issues

    Sure thing, thanks solver. I went to Edit, Default Settings, Roof and under the Specifications change pitch to 4" for a 4\12 pitch and then to the next line Roof Overhang Eave and Gable to 1/4". Selected Ok. Then built walls using the Straight Railing. After I changed to the following settings using the Pole Barn Guide on Chief Architect Web site. Under General I changed the Thickness to 7 1/4" and unchecked No Locate box. Then under Rail Style, Specify Railing selected Open, Newels/Posts selected Post to Beam, Top/Bottom Rail unchecked Include Bottom Rail. Then under Newels/Balusters, Railing, Height to 192" for a 16 wall, Newels/Posts, Width to 7 1/4" and then selected Ok. I then created a 32' x 48' building and using the select tool I selected the building and right clicked for Open Object, under General I selected Slab for Room Type and gave it a name of Pole Barn. Under Structure, Relative Heights I set to (E) to 192" and let everything else go to auto defaults and selected Ok. Once the walls were built I then select the side walls and adjust the Hip Roof to a Full Gable. Then I select the Roof Truss from the drop down and when drawing my first truss I get the message that (The "Framing, Roof Trusses" is not displayed. Do you want to turn on the display of this layer in the current view?) I select Yes. I notice that the truss is drawing the right length on my framed walls. Hoiwever I had not looked before getting finished but the roof is already showing the issue with only 1 truss or even no trusses as I deleted it to check. So my issue is upon removing the gabling from the roof of 18" in the default settings to 1/4" causes the issue as I have a matching drawing with the Gables left at 18" that is not affected. Am I not doing it correctly? It appears to be some sort of siding being drawn roughly about a 1' wide. Hopefully have have put enough info for you to see what I'm doing? Ran
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    Pole Barn Gable Issues

    Not sure if I'm posting correctly but here goes. I'm designing a Pole Barn and as soon as I remove the gables from the trusses I get what appears to be siding or something blocking the top of the wall. Been trying figure out what is causing it as I know it is something simple and just because I'm a NOOB... Pic attached. Anyone have any idea how to get it fixed?