Is there a way ( settings ) to show a Top Chord Bearing Truss ?
I drew a dual pitch scissor truss where the front wall is shorter than rear wall so an 8/12 front pitch and 4/12 rear pitch. The truss company already
told me that the heel height for these trusses would be around 20" but if I wanted to do a Top Chord bearing truss I could reduce the heel height to
10". When I place a bottom chord bearing ( 20" HH ) truss ontop of my walls it leaves the truss ends open below my soffit due to the tall heel height
vs top to facsia measure.
In real life I could just extend the wall sheathing up the wall to close in those areas. But for Softplan
drawing purposes it looks better to have the walls above the soffits so that the siding and corner boards extend up to where they should go. I'd like
to do and show the Sections with Top Chord Bearing where the bottom chord of the trusses drops down inside the walsl. When try I change the heel
height to reflect a Top Chord Bearing situation it wants to change
the overall depth of the truss as well and not just the heel height. In other words it now reduces the whole truss depth in accordance with the heel
height. Is there someway in SP settings to make it recognize that what I want to do is a Top Chord Bearing style and I do not want to reduce the
overall depth of the truss but just the heel height.