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What is the fast way to model roof trusses

Daniel_He
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Hi Everyone, now I'm learning to model roof trusses. I have created roof trusses for area 1 as shown in the below picture. In area 2, the size of trusses is getting smaller gradually, I have no idea what's the fast way to multicopy trusses. Could anyone help me, thanks

 

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Daniel.He

ArchiCAD 25 3011 USA - Windows 11 Home 64x
Huawei Matebook16 R7-5800H 16G 512G SSD
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ryejuan
Expert

you can use multiply command to copy multiple elements faster.

In the end what is your Objective?
ArchiCAD 9 onwards

Yes there is a 'multiply' command in the pet palette.

But as each truss will be a new size/shape Daniel may find it easier to model and position each truss separately.

There are also 'Align' and 'Distribute' tools that may be helpful as well.

 

Barry.


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Thanks for quick repsponse, however with multiply command I didn't find feature that can change trusses size, you know the size in area 2 is getting smaller one by one when I set OC on 2 feet, and with align or distrube tool I didn't find too

Daniel.He

ArchiCAD 25 3011 USA - Windows 11 Home 64x
Huawei Matebook16 R7-5800H 16G 512G SSD

I wrote a custom truss object to handle mose situations in basic modeling

https://bit.ly/BIMRithmTrussV1

I use it on every project.

Probably going to overhaul it in the next few weeks.

FREE Soffit & Fascia for Rail Tool - https://bit.ly/BIMRithmSoffitandFascia
FREE wall Accessory framing and coverings - bit.ly/BIMRithmWallAccessories
FREE Truss object - https://bit.ly/BIMRithmTrussV1
FREE Custom Tube Object - https://bit.ly/BIMRithmPolyTube
AC 24, Twinmotion current, Windows 11, Msi 10UG with rtx 3070, wacom intuos pro m, Wacom Cintiq Pro 16, razer Tartarus pro.

https://youtu.be/1hQ9RCCzU4Q

FREE Soffit & Fascia for Rail Tool - https://bit.ly/BIMRithmSoffitandFascia
FREE wall Accessory framing and coverings - bit.ly/BIMRithmWallAccessories
FREE Truss object - https://bit.ly/BIMRithmTrussV1
FREE Custom Tube Object - https://bit.ly/BIMRithmPolyTube
AC 24, Twinmotion current, Windows 11, Msi 10UG with rtx 3070, wacom intuos pro m, Wacom Cintiq Pro 16, razer Tartarus pro.

The multiply, align and distribute tools will not help you adjust the truss sizes.

They will just help you arrange the trusses to the correct position.

Each truss that is a different size will need to be a new truss.

Or use an object that allows you to change the size and shape - maybe the one SenecaDesignLLC is suggesting? (I have not tried it but it looks interesting).

Still each different size truss looks like it will have to be a new separate object that you can adjust the size/shape of.

 

Barry.


One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 25
Dell XPS- i7-6700 @ 3.4Ghz, 16GB ram, GeForce GTX 960 (2GB), Windows 10
Dell Precision 3510 - i7 6820HQ @ 2.70GHz, 16GB RAM, AMD FirePro W5130M, Windows 10

ryejuan
Expert

you can also use this method.

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In the end what is your Objective?
ArchiCAD 9 onwards

Sorry can you pls upload this screenshot in higher resolution.

ryejuan
Expert

you can click the image and make it bigger...

In the end what is your Objective?
ArchiCAD 9 onwards

Thank you so much.

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