Post and Beam Structure - ROOF TRUSS QUESTION

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Hello all. First time posting anything in the Forum. Scoured all of the help resources, but can't find the answer.


PROBLEM: I'm designing a post and beam "salt box" structure (cabin). I've attached an image ("Post and Beam Structure") of what I've created so far. As you can see, the verticals and horizontals are not a problem. However, I would like to manually frame the roof for a "salt box" configuration - which requires a compound angle of two roof elements (see attached "Salt Box Cabin Example"), using 8 x 8 beams at 3.5 ft spacing.


I'm using Home Designer Pro 2021, in a Windows 10 environment.


Any help with this much appreciated.

Salt Box Cabin Example.jpg

Post and Beam Structure.jpg

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*** I see you said Pro 2021 ***



Answers often depend on which title (Suite, Pro etc) and version (2018, 2019 etc) you are using.


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The built in Help System (always a good place to start)




Home Designer - Getting Started - Setting Preferences and Defaults
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It's helpful to ask a question making it clear what you need help with.


37 minutes ago, AllanG said:

I would like to manually frame the roof


Why do you want to manually frame the roof?

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