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rrubinski
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Truss Labels
SoftPlan Version:
2018

Bill, is there a way to Auto Label a Truss Floor System? I generated a Floor System Framing Schedule, but it didn't label each floor truss. Do I have to label each one with a note? The framing schedule also has the trusses as 4" instead of 3½" can I change that?

 

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Rick

rrubinski
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Floor Truss Labels

I figured it out. I had to go back to one of my other manuals from a previous version, but I still can't don't know how, if even possible to show 3½" instead of 4" for the width of the floor trusses.

 

Rick

Bill Wimberley
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Widths

The schedule shows the width of the joists as drawn. If you wish them to show as 3 1/2" in the schedule you need to define them as 3 1/2" in the drawing rather than 4".

To automatically label the joists go to visible items and turn on "Floor Framing ID".

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rrubinski
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Truss Labels

Bill, I have them set to 3½". Also I noticed that when you change from Solid Lumber to Floor Trusses, the sizes of the floor system stay's the same for all of them, so you would have to change the size of the floor system when you change from one to the other. Is that because I'm not using the span tables?

 

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Rick

Bill Wimberley
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Size

Hmmm...that is a bit of a mystery. On my system 3 1/2" = 3 1/2" not 4". I even looked around at my settings and could not find anything that would cause dimensional rounding. One thing I did notice is that your joist dialog says "Single Joist". Are you drawing each joist individually rather than as a set or polygon? I did notice one thing that was different. Your depth reads 1'0.000" whereas mine reads 12.000". So something somewhere is different between out system setups.

 

rrubinski
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Truss Labels

I drew a polygon, then I exploded it. What did you do to just show the (F1) and mine shows the size and length of the trusses?

 

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Rick

 

 

Bill Wimberley
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Exploded?

Out of curiosity, why did you explode the joists? If they are not exploded you can adjust them as a whole rather than having to adjust each one individually.

Visible Items. I turned on Floor Framing ID and turned off Floor Framing Label.

 

rrubinski
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Truss Labels

I was just messing around with it trying to figure out the labeling. I don't usually explode the floor system. This was just a test drawing.

 

Thanks Bill for your help