Truss Plugin/Extension


Creating/editing a subfloor assembly for a stairwell.

(I drew in surfaces to indicate where the stairwell should go.)


That is a strange one, can you give me a screenshot of your layers tab in the global settings?



There does seem to be something going on here, not sure what yet, but Iā€™m looking at it right now.


I have not been able to duplicate this exact error yet however I did find a bug with regards to the upgrade I made about a month ago. In the resolution with this other issue I will extend the advanced menu for attic trusses so that it more closely mirrors the options found in the advanced menu for common trusses.


Version 2.2.9 - 02.25.2019

  • Fixed a bug in the display of the toolbars (Mac and Windows).
  • Enabled custom materials for wall sheathing, wall cladding, roof sheathing and roof cladding in the HTML advanced options draw menu for attic trusses. This update also resolved an associated bug in the global settings for attic trusses.


Looks like Zachary Engineering gave me a shout out during their presentation at 2018 3D Basecamp:

Thank-you for the inclusion. Iā€™m glad to see that some of my plugin work is now finding utility with some of these other high end firms.


Version 2.3.0 - 03.01.2019

  • Fixed one bug and a number of minor issues with monopitch trusses.
  • Enabled sheathing and cladding at the heel of raised heel common and monopitch trusses.
  • Added metal plates for raised heel monopitch trusses: wedge, slider, vertical w/ strut.

If you are using monopitch trusses at all then this is a critical upate. Previously my algorithm for the bottom chord of the monopitch truss was not properly assigning the material and layer when the raised heel option was enabled for this truss type.

Strangely that issue has been in existence since 2016 and no one seems to have noticed or at least notified me of it. While working on the cladding of raised heel variants the issue jumped out at me and now it is finally resolved.

The thing about this plugin is that there are so many design permutations possible that it is almost impossible for me to investigate every single one and check for these type of minor issues. That is why I rely heavily upon user feedback to help put out some of these fires.


Related links to the Truss Plugin:

Main Web Page:


Registered User Map:

Vendor Products:

Truss Calculator (Common Fink Truss Only):

Snow, Seismic and Winds Loads and other resources:


What are red markers and what are green markers?


Red indicates that the license active/upgrade period has expired, license is up for renewal.

Green indicates that license is still active, within upgrade period.

Green with yellow highlight indicates license was purchased within last 30 days.


Version 2.3.1 - 03.15.2019

  • Fixed a bug with the wall cladding material parameter in the global settings.
  • Updated toolbar icons to be compatible with 4k (UHD) resolution monitors.