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Mono pitch truss download.

Johann_P
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Just wondering if there is a customizable mono pitch truss which shows web-members available for download somewhere.

I only seem to have one without web members.

 

There seems to be a post from 2014, but the link just takes me to a website.

 

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4dProof
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have you tried the truss maker? design > design extras > truss maker... it's based on pLines... draft out the centerline of the truss members and convert to a truss

Otherwise, you could model the truss with beams, select them in plan view, then go to file > libraries and objects > save selection as > object to save the beams as an object

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4dProof
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have you tried the truss maker? design > design extras > truss maker... it's based on pLines... draft out the centerline of the truss members and convert to a truss

Otherwise, you could model the truss with beams, select them in plan view, then go to file > libraries and objects > save selection as > object to save the beams as an object

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Johann_P
Advocate

Great thanks!
I did not know about "Truss maker"

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Aaron Bourgoin
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My one comment would be that the ribs of a truss are the responsibility of the truss designer/engineer/manufacturer. If you are that person, then I can see why you would want to model the ribs. If you are the building designer, then the heel height of the truss and the roof pitch would be the only parameters you would want to input and have control over. The out-of-the-box  truss objects do both I think.

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Johann_P
Advocate

Indeed Aaron, you are correct.
But my goal is to show open trusses without a ceiling in a 3D render in Twinmotion.
Thus the ribs / webs of the truss does not need to be perfectly correct, but need to be shown with sufficient detail and accuracy to be used for presentation renders.
It seems the "Truss Maker" tool works for this purpose.

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RandyC
Enthusiast

Cadimage has a wonderful truss that configures to dual pitch and single pitch 

It also stretches in many directions with overhang, heel height, pitch etc.

                                         

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Erwin Edel
Virtuoso

This would be something you could make with the param-o tool, if you feel like you need to adjust the dimensions a few times during design.

 

I ussually estimate how many times I would adjust the element and how long it would take me to do a bit of basic math to plot out the connection points and boundary of the shape. If I feel like I would use the element in multiple projects going forward, it is often worth spending 1-2 hours to make something parametric.

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Laszlo Nagy
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You can also use the Curtain Wall tool to model the Truss. You can even do it in a Section or Elevation Viewpoint.

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