Vectorworks has a Roof Framing command that is designed to create framing members for a roof (which I covered some time ago). You can also use this to create framing for roof faces. When I create roof faces I tend to be sloppy about the pitch line of the roof face (provided that it looks OK), but this has an affect on the creation of the framing. Watch the movie to find out more.
Creating Roof Framing – We have a tool that will allow us to create roof framing, it’s called the Framing Member. If you are using the Fundamentals workspace change back to your professional workspace where you will find the Framing Member Tool on the Detailing toolset.
Not only will this tool create a 2D and 3D version of a framing object, it can also be used to create a takeoff report. In other words, this is a BIM object that has 2D, 3D, and information attached to it.
Continuing on with last month’s project, we looked at using Vectorworks’ Wall Framer, creating a truss roof, adding a new tool to Vectorworks, creating a truss roof using a 3D object and adding prices to materials to get a total cost.
Roof Framing. Many of the bugs that I reported in the Framing CPD manual have now been fixed. This means that when you now use the Roof Framer, the overhangs will be displayed correctly. As well as fixing these bugs, there have also been some other improvements.
Framing and Framing Tools. This manual will be looking at the framing tools and commands that are available in Vectorworks.
Truss Roof. The only truss roof tool available is the one from vectordepot, but it is not suitable for mono-pitch roofs, you can only use it on roofs that have equal pitches.
Roof Framing without Vectorworks Architect. The framing tools only work in Vectorworks architect. If you do not have Vectorworks Architect, you can still create kind of roof framing.
Roof Framing. Roof framing uses the Framing Member tool, but we can get Vectorworks to calculate all the rafters, beams and purlins, by using the Roof Framer command. In order to use this command, you need to have Vectorworks Architect or Designer.
This Movie is from my February 2007 short sharp training (monthly). The movie uses Vectorworks 12.5 to show you how to draw simple roofs and how to use the roof framer. If you are using Vectorworks 10, 11 or 12, you should find this useful. if you are using one of the later versions of Vectorworks you will find this useful as well.