Board Features

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Technical Drawings

Lets get precise.

Technical drawings become key when setting up the first truss.  The dimensions help less experienced employees quickly learn how to setup. With the shared information the team can all work together without having to share a piece of paper.


Useful Dimensions

Easy to double check.

Our software gives a dimension from each joint to the nearest heel. This is like having a diagonal heel-to-peak measurement for every joint on the whole truss. These dimensions are more useful than the typical dimensions because they are much easier to measure. The red (right) or blue (left) dot on the joint is the point where the joint-to-heel measurement is referenced from. This dimension is also available on the bottom center of the screen in the zoomed view.

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Board Information

Check lumber lengths

Colors show the width and type of board at a glance. Measurements are provided on the screen, so you don't have to pull out your paperwork. A red background is displayed for top chords, green is for bottom chords, blue is for webs, and gray is unknown type. Lumber widths also have colors that are displayed in the board. Centerline measurements are also given as needed.

Board Length

Check lumber lengths on truss screen

Board lengths are shown in a simplified version of feet-inches-sixteenths on the bottom left of the main truss screen. This gives workers a fast way to verify boards if something isn't fitting as expected.

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Board Width Grade Species

Verify board information.

Board width, grade, and species are provided in an easy to read format. The first field shows the width of the board indicated with (6) for 2 x 6.  Next is the name, grade, and species. These are important to verify that the lumber is correct when it is put in the truss. The most common grade and species isn't shown to reduce screen clutter.