Add. purlin

How to add purlin on rafter or truss frame

  1. Open the roof tool
  2. Open the roof framing tool
  3. Scroll to the bottom to alternatives
  4. Click draw on the under purlin.
  5. Left click your first and last points.

I hope this helps.

Kind Regards

Further to Dean’s reply…

You do not have to draw each purlin individually. You only need to draw the one purlin, you can then use the various normal “Sketchup” methods to duplicate and space the purlin at your required centres.


Great thinking Zorro,

Thank you for adding that onto my comment.

Kind Regards