jfobes

Scissor Truss - is it possible?

Recommended Posts

I am new to actually using software for drawings and I have searched for this but did not find any info. Can you use/design a scissor truss in Home Designer? Looking for a 6/12 out 4/12 in.

 

Thanks,

 

Joe

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Home Designer Suite 2015 is not capable of creating a true scissor truss object. This can be done using Home Designer Pro or Premier software. For what Suite costs it is a steal but it is not also fully featured like Home Designer Pro. You can create a 4/12 ceiling by setting the roof planes to 4/12 and it will look correct for interior views but to fully 3D model a true scissor truss requires more expensive software to do.

 

DJP

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I see, that should work for what I need. I can set roof angle to 6/12 and ceiling to 4/12 and that should give me a visual of the design.

 

Thanks,

 

J

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

J, please read my post again, you can set your interior room to "no ceiling" which will give you a common-rafter vault ceiling at whatever you set the roof pitches to. It is not possible to set the roof pitch to one setting and the ceiling to another. You can use sloped soffits to create the appearance of a scissor truss in terms of interior views but you cannot create an actual scissor truss object except in Home Designer Pro.

In Suite you cannot "do both" but you can create the appearance using either a common-rafter vault for interior views or add sloped soffits under the roof planes to look like a scissor truss result. In any case, I wish you luck and hope you get what you need and want.

 

DJP

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in



Sign In Now