Attic Truss

Hi there. I want to create an attic room but cant seem to find attic trusses and if I try do draw a roof using the rafter tool it adds the diagonal braces just the same. Is there a way I can do this with plusspec, if so, how. I have watched the tutorial videos on youtube but haven’t found one that covers this at the moment.

Kind regards, Luke

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Hi Luke,

We currently don’t have attic trusses in the software but I will take this suggestion back to the development team for further discussion.

In the meantime, I would recommend manually creating the trusses. The steps below outline the easiest & best way to do this.

  1. Draw one truss at the specification needed using SketchUp tools to generate the structure. Make it a component.
  2. Select the truss & use the BIM Tool to add estimation information to it. Note: You can skip this step if you don’t require it to estimate.
  3. Duplicate the truss & move them to the desired locations. The easiest way to do this is by using the copy move function of the SketchUp Move Tool.

Tip: I would group all the trusses to make selecting & moving them easier.