I’ve been adding truss types/families as requested by users and member of this forum and others. The list of families continues to grow and my current todo list is:
Common (tail bearing)
Vault or Cathedral
Of course this is only a small sampling of the potential truss families and types.
Beyond the basic truss families I would like to have the plugin also have the option to generate gable end trusses for each family was well as all the raised heel variants (wedges, sliders and verts). The gable end trusses are more complicated than originally thought since structural and dropped gables also need to be included. Dropping the top chord 1.5 or 3.5 inches also further complicates the matter since this change in drop involves a different geometry.
Instead of dumping the trusses at the origin I’ve had requests for the ability to locate the truss array based on selection of a bounding rectangle. I need to give this some serious consideration since it will probably make this plugin that much more valuable and efficient to use.
I’m also thinking about more complex situations such as entire hip sets and valley sets.
Then there are transition gable end trusses and transition gable end monopitch trusses, which may or may not be worth adding.
On a completely different note I’ve also considered adding in timber framed trusses (ie. hammer beam trusses etc…) however I think a separate plugin dealing specifically with timber framing would be more appropriate.
I have no idea how long it will take me to accomplish all of this. I have become faster at adding truss types as I’ve settled into a standard procedure for adding each truss family. However, each truss family takes at least 2-3 hours to add in and then that only includes 1 or 2 configurations whereas I should probably add at least 4 to 5 configurations for each truss family.
I will probably continue to chip away at this as time allows and as interest grows.
As you can probably tell trusses are intensely interesting to me and that will probably keep me going regardless of the interest levels.