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Modeling Hip Roof Truss Pacakge

Increasingly I am finding a need to model hip roof truss package. Currently my methodology, [that felt like a George Bush word], is to model the common trusses using Objective, then dive into the painfully complex method of modeling individual trusses, opposing ends.

In a typical residential hip roof truss package the last 8 to 12 feet 90° to the common trusses with bottom chords in hangers off a girder truss, [same profile as the commons.] As the roof "walks" around corners, inside or out, the complexity gets exponentially more complex. [see screen shots]

There has got to be a better way!!, and I'm hoping someone has been here before and can offer up some advice on a better way I'd be very appreciative!
jeff white
w3d design

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Just ran across this post... I happened to be the guy that created the TRUSS PRO series for Graphisoft about a hundred years ago!!!

Since then, I've dovetailed them into TRUSS RUN and HIP SET...

Direct message me if you think they will help...
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