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Internal Vaulted Ceiling Rafters ?

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Hi Folks,

 

Is there an easy way to create rafters on vaulted ceilings such as this ?

 

I have two 90 degree intersecting gables that need them.

 

Thanks...


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regards,

Scott

 

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I use the soffit tool to create exposed beams, scissor trusses, etc.

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1 hour ago, DanatCV said:

I use the soffit tool to create exposed beams, scissor trusses, etc.

Hi...

 

Thanks for the response - I looked - it doesn't appear that the "Sofit Tool" adjusts to sloped ceilings in my version - doesn't appear to be any real controls that would address it either.

 

Regards,

Scott

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I made some beams in SketchUp at correct angle and with plumb end and then imported them. It works ok for visualization.

 

I think you need Chief to do real exposed beams in the program.

 

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13 hours ago, andr0id said:

I made some beams in SketchUp at correct angle and with plumb end and then imported them. It works ok for visualization.

 

I think you need Chief to do real exposed beams in the program.

 

 

Hi...

 

Thanks - I was afraid of that - LOL - good thing I know how to 3D model. This went pretty smoothly as I added a 16" shape hidden in the roof as part of each rafter pair - that way it snaps and stacks to 16" on center. The real mother will be getting the ends to meet properly on the two gable intersections. Hmm - perhaps it might be better to build the entire roof and walls in my modeling software - then build all the rafters as a single unit ?

 

Visible Rafter Testing

TestRafters

 

Regards,
Scott

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I don't know if Suite has the ability, yet maybe you could open up your roof framing view, copy a rafter from each side and move them down along the "Z" axis to get them to the level you want. Then "transform/replicate" along the X or Y axis @ 16" oc to make them all show?

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3 hours ago, Rookie65 said:

I don't know if Suite has the ability, yet maybe you could open up your roof framing view, copy a rafter from each side and move them down along the "Z" axis to get them to the level you want. Then "transform/replicate" along the X or Y axis @ 16" oc to make them all show?

 

Hi Keith,

 

Thanks for responding.

:)

 

Yeah - I don't think I can do anything but look at the "framing".

 

I bit the bullet and modeled it all externally and then imported it - LOL - it took some doing - but it really changes the flavor of the ceiling.

 

TestRafters_2

 

Regards,

Scott

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Well, that looks pretty darn cool.

I hope you are building it yourself because nobody else will know how!

 

Oh, and it's crazy how close our site plans are...

Take a look at my plans for my Colorado home here...

 

https://3d-viewer.chiefarchitect.com/go?share=540529367335329

 

that house is a bit out of date, here's the latest version

 

https://3d-viewer.chiefarchitect.com/go?share=490704759003197

 

 

 

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13 hours ago, andr0id said:

Well, that looks pretty darn cool.

I hope you are building it yourself because nobody else will know how!

 

Oh, and it's crazy how close our site plans are...

Take a look at my plans for my Colorado home here...

 

https://3d-viewer.chiefarchitect.com/go?share=540529367335329

 

that house is a bit out of date, here's the latest version

 

https://3d-viewer.chiefarchitect.com/go?share=490704759003197

 

 

 

 

Hi...

 

Thanks... 

 

LOL - while I am attempting to be as accurate with my plans as I am able - given my skill and limited functionality of the software I chose - I'm certainly no builder... I'm just trying to nail down the look of what I want so I can have the discussion with the builder - it will be up to the him to make it happen or tell me it's impossible or too expensive.

 

Yeah - pretty similar use of space - I liked the idea of a walk out basement to utilize typically unused space and the slope of the land where I plan to build this facilitates the design. Hah - I could probably fit a piano in the basement den. Nice job on your plan !

 

Regards,
Scott

 

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