Model and Measure Part Three: Demystifying Hip Roof Framing by Measuring in SketchUp
Learn how to gather dimensions from the modeled parts and apply them for actual rafter pattern layout.
What You See is What You Measure:
Using the model explained and created in Part One and Part Two of this three-part series we can measure every angle and length required for actual rafter layout. This video shows easy steps to use for accurate measuring:
With a bit of imagination I think you’ll realize that there is a whole lot more information available in the hip roof model than the few features covered in the video. Every length and angle contained in the model is easily measured for layout purposes, well beyond the basic hypotenuse dimensions generated with rafter tables and calculators.
I hope you see the visual advantage of this model and measure method over more traditional rafter table and calculator methods. While there’s no calculation shown here that can’t be figured any number of other ways I find it a handy feature when access to a computer is available. Also, the more complex the roof problem the more helpful it is to use the Model and Measure system.
I hope you’ve found some useful information about hip roof framing and modeling in this series. Take a second to let me and other viewers know if you found it helpful (or not) with comments or a thumbs up/ down.