Modeling the perfect rafter?

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Modeling the perfect rafter?

Postby not registered yet » Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:59 pm

I have my pitch where I want it, but I cant model the seat cut for the rafter to sit down on the top plate. Sorry if the wording is confusing, I am a general contractor and know how to make it in the field, but having a hard time using SU!

I am attaching some images of what I have done so far.







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Re: Modeling the perfect rafter?

Postby tomsdesk » Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:01 pm

Draw the rafter cut on the face of the rafter (like you would in the field), then use th pushpull tool to push that triangle over to the other face of the rafter.

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Re: Modeling the perfect rafter?

Postby not registered yet » Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:01 pm

Thank you, I knew there would be an easy way!

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Re: Modeling the perfect rafter?

Postby Krisidious » Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:04 pm

house builder rb... by Didier

merry christmas... viewtopic.php?f=153&t=1518

this ruby will build these things for you, over spans that you dictate. it automatcially sets for the bird's mouth although it does not cut it out.
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Re: Modeling the perfect rafter?

Postby not registered yet » Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:04 pm

I cant seem to get it to work.

Nevermind, I figured it out!

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Postby Krisidious » Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:05 pm

oh ... a tease huh?

I see how you are...
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Re: Modeling the perfect rafter?

Postby Sawduster » Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:05 pm

You been pretty quiet lately Kris. Been away?

Cutting the birds mouth would be the easy part. Shifting the rafter and associated stuff attached to it dcown to seat on the plate would be the tough part. Setting the rafter for the bird mouth from the get-go is the ticket.
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Re: Modeling the perfect rafter?

Postby not registered yet » Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:06 pm

Wouldn't it be pretty easy to just make the cut-out on a rafter using the mentioned push/pull (I'm assuming the rafter is a component, so the cutout propagates through all rafters), then simply select all the rafters "and associated stuff attached to it" and use the move tool to move it straight down onto the top plate?

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Re: Modeling the perfect rafter?

Postby Scotty T » Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:07 pm

Group your walls then go into edit of that group.

Create one rafter and make it a group.

While still in edit of the wall component intersect with the rafter.

If you notice at the birdsmouth you can delete the section of the BM setting on the top plate.
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