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Sometimes, when I am manually drawing framing I encounter a message that tells me the item I want to draw cannot be created at the location I want and asks if I want to draw a general framing member instead.
"Could not create a roof rafter at this location because no roof planes were found. Would you like to create a general framing member instead?"
Why is this happening and what should I do?
This message will display if you try to draw a framing member at a location other than inside of a structural component that it is meant to frame - for example, if you try to draw a Joist outside of a floor or ceiling platform.
Other versions of this message include:
The Floor/Ceiling Framing Tools can only be used to draw objects that are located within floor or ceiling platforms defined by rooms. These tools are:
Similarly, the Roof Framing Tools can only be used to draw objects that are located within roof planes. These tools are:
If you require a framing member located outside of a floor platform, ceiling platform, roof plane, or ceiling plane structural component, then you will need to use the General Framing tool to draw it.