This module provides an easy way to create
a variety of commonly used trusses. They are created as ACA Structural
Members comprised of the primary truss chords, for a reasonable
representation of the building. Truss members are labeled with the same
tag a other members for consistent appearance in plan view. Other
aspects, such as layering, are the same as for other members.
are accessed via the newly expanded ribbon tab.
A toolbar is also provided:
The Wood Trusses
button takes you to the main dialog:
selecting the desired truss type, then click SPECIFICATIONS. This will
take you to another dialog, which will vary somewhat according to the
truss type. Two truss types are shown here:
as desired. The Add Truss button will allow you to place the truss, as
an AEC Structural Member, in your drawing. It will automatically be
placed on top of the AEC walls selected. Another option on this screen
is the Detail Dwg button. This will create an equivalent 2D drawing
that can be dimensioned and further detailed as desired.
The truss schedule
is an AEC_Schedule_Table object, generated from Property Set
Definitions that are automatically applied to the truss members via
the tags. The appearance of the schedule can be modified by editing
the schedule style, through standard ACA functionality.