Truss Plugin/Extension

Drove by a house that looked like this yesterday:

Notice how the chimney intersects both roof assemblies.

Unlike an asymmetric hip rafter a valley rafter that joins two dissimilar roof pitches centers on the edge of the roof primitive as shown:

View model here:

At least that seems to be the correct way to handle asymmetric valley rafters. Please correct me if I am wrong.

First look at interior half hips:

Version 2.6.2 - 11.17.2019

  • Allowed the option for interior half hips within complex roofs.

The logic for interior half hips proved to be rather complicated. This additional feature affected every aspect of the module so it took me about 7 days to make it happen. However, in the process I think I also made the module more robust and addressed some other minor issues. Eventually I will also need to enable interior dutch gables but right now I’m too exhausted mentally to attempt it. Currently only gables and half hips are able to pile up on each other as shown.

Also note that you can mix things up with interior gables and half hips. For instance you could have a half hip on gable on half hip or any other combination.

Now, let’s see if I can make anymore head way on valleys, hips and rafters…

Version 2.6.3 - 12.02.2019

  • Fixed multiple bugs in the complex roof module as related to metric templates.

After a bit of a Thanksgiving break I’m back on the complex roof module. There is still a considerable amount of work to do with the framing of the roof, some of the details I am still sorting out, in particular a very efficient rafter framing algorithm. I’m hoping to wrap this all up in the next couple of weeks and then jump over to the new Medeek Floor extension which will replace the floor truss/I-Joist module of the Truss plugin.

The new floor extension will allow for complex floors with the ability to alter the outline of floor similar to the complex roof.

I always get a lot of questions about what features are available within the truss plugin.

Many of these questions can be answered with a quick search of the changelog:

Just a reminder that the changelog lists every new feature, modification or correction to the plugin since its inception (Oct. 2015 - Present).