But even as experienced as we are, there are always tools of the trade that make our work easier. Like utilising 3D software. We’re not sure how truss fabricators did it accurately in the past, pre-computer era.
Currently, the EndoTruss team uses the International Truss Systems Structural Roof and Truss Package – or Roofcon. But what are the advantages of using this software? Let’s dive straight into it.
Predefined Macros for Common Roof Profiles
With software planning your trusses, you will get a real idea of how your roof will look, this includes its side profile.
So, if there are any issues with the plan you can handle them early and confidently. Also, with the ability to make simple edits, you can really tweak your design to encompass all the aspects that you really want! No thumb sucking here. You sign off on your dream roof.
Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail
Once the profile and edits have been made, it’s time to get into the nitty-gritty. With Roofcon software you’re able to print full layouts of the trusses.
This includes measurement details down to the millimetre. So, no need to second guess whether it is exact. Roofcon also allows for real-time 3D viewing. This is especially useful when gauging pooling issues for water and flow off the roof. You’d be surprised how many other players in the field struggle to catch these issues.
But lucky for you, we have the software tools to pick up on these truss complications.
Also, with the integrated software, we can gauge more about loading capacities. These include Live and Dead loads which we discussed last month.
Costings Should Be Bang on
There’s nothing worse than getting an estimate quote for your building project. It’s frustrating but it really is an estimate because there’s just no real way to get an exact, correct figure in the building world. Things constantly change. After all, an old construction phrase is, “Plan for the unexpected”.
But when you’re using software like Roofcon, you get a quote that is extremely tight. This is due to the fact that our plans for trusses include many details about what and how much of the materials you’ll need, even down to the number of gussets.
This means you’re less likely to be slapped with an outrageous and unexpected bill at the end of the project, or when the final trusses are erected.
If you’re interested in getting your trusses designed utilising the best truss software on the market – you know we’re just a click away.