Are there any instructional videos and or help on adding a pergola to a deck plan.
Hello Barbara. I haven't seen anything anywhere specifically dealing with pergolas. But I have done a number of them in the past. If you can provide more specific information about what you are trying to achieve perhaps I can help you out.
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Thank-you for getting back to me. I have uploaded a typicaL.
For something like that I would use Beams. In the attached project I created a 2x8 beam for the joists and a 2x2 beam for the roof. The key to using beams for something like this is that you need to turn off Cleanup for the beams and also set the Projections and Join Tolerances to 0". That way the beams will not try to automatically adjust to join up with the other beams. If you don't want any portions to show up on the plan you can put the various pieces on layers that can be turned off on the plan.
Using beams is exactly how I've always done it. Very easy once you've done it a couple times.
I will give it a shot.