epodcast203 – Roof Face Framing


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.

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cadmovie_1607-06 – From 2D To BIM – Part 6

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.

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podcast 082 – Old Short Sharp Training movie March 2007

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.

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