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Multiple Joist Directions

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I'm sure this has been discussed before but I didn't find anything helpful. I would like to change joist directions in several locations. I have tried using the bearing line and joist direction but I can't get them to do what I want. I assume I'm not using the bearing lines properly. For example, on a wrap around porch I want the ceiling joists to change direction at the corner. Can anyone give me some tips?

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I had one there. I tried all sorts of bearing line arrangements. Does each area need to be enclosed in bearing lines? Say you had 3 or more joist direction changes within the structure. I don't understand how program uses the bearing lines to break up the structure as far as the joist directions are concerned.

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I am able to get the porch joist direction as you did. This section over the garage is giving me problems.187861313_ScreenShotgarage.thumb.png.977a7cdaffee2dccb46ff8f22aa042d1.png

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As I try to figure out how to set up the bearing lines to fix this it messes with the porch joists too.

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