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Creating Porch Trusses; Beams

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Hello,

 I have been using Home Designer Suite 2018 for a while now and love it. I have been trying to create a beam truss assembly for my porch design and cannot seem to find a good way to do it. I have tried using the cabinet / soffit tool, library browser/ shape/ box tool and importing sketch up 3D files; but to no avail. I believe I can do most of what I want to do with the cabinet / soffit tool or library browser/ shape/ box tool; but cannot figure a way to rotate the shapes to a certain angle for the angled beams. I have attached a sketch showing what I would like to do, or a variation thereof. Am I missing something or is this just a limitation of the Home Designer Suite 2018? I appreciate any help / advice!

Regards,

Charlie

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I think SketchUp is your best answer. SketchUp is free for creating your own truss, if you cannot find one in the 3D Warehouse.

 

I eliminated one vertical on the left side -- what do you think?

 

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Thanks Solver,

     I like what you propose; the original was too busy. I will do the same for the other side and probably put another post in the middle underneath. I did not think about creating my own truss in SketchUp; just looked at what they had. I will try that next. 

Thanks so much; you have helped me yet again! Charlie

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