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How do I draw a beam to parallel a shed roof?

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How do I draw a support beam for my 1:12 shed roof so that it follows the roof?

I am using the framing tools / Floor / Ceiling beam tool and it makes a nice beam, I just can seem to get it to rotate to the required angle.

 

Do I have to go into 3D framing view and modify the generated beams to be bigger?

 

Thanks!

 

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Try modifying a rafter or other auto generated framing member.

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Thanks, that sorta works. I get a beam with the right angle and plumb cut on the ends.

 

it's clipped at the walls and doesn't show in the 3D full perspective room view.

I need it to extend through the wall and cantilever over the deck.

I suspect I need to figure out move it to a different layer.

 

 

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13 minutes ago, andr0id said:

I need it to extend through the wall and cantilever over the deck.

I suspect I need to figure out move it to a different layer.

 

You can edit the size and shape. Open it and change parameters, or view in elevation and make changes.

 

No moving to a different layer in Home Designer.

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No moving to a different layer in Home Designer.

 

I see....

So is there any other way to see the beams on my vaulted ceiling?

 

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51 minutes ago, andr0id said:

So is there any other way to see the beams on my vaulted ceiling?

 

It would help to have pictures showing what you are trying to model.

 

Have you considered a Sloped Soffit? They are often used for exposed beams. Check Help, the HD website etc for more info.

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2 hours ago, solver said:

 

It would help to have pictures showing what you are trying to model.

 

Not exactly the same orientation, but I want to show exposed beams across the top of my ceiling.  I want to run the length of the room and for the ends to extend through the wall to support the roof over the porch as well.

 

Steeped-pitch-exposed-beams.jpg

 

2 hours ago, solver said:

Have you considered a Sloped Soffit? They are often used for exposed beams. Check Help, the HD website etc for more info.

I'll play around with that. Hadn't occurred to me. Thank you!

 

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Built roof framing, increased the size and length of a rafter. You get proper grain patterns if that's important.

 

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Yeah, that's sufficient for the visuals. The engineer's gonna have to figure the math on this stuff anyway.

 

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