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    As the title of this thread states I am a newbee and this question may sound stupid but I have fount that the only stupid question is one that has not been asked so here goes.

    I am wanting to create a truss design using tubes I have the tube parts made already, but can not seam to figure out how to attach them I have tried constrains and it only work on some of the parts but not all of them and I also can not figure out how to evenly space the parts.

    Here is a basic idea of what I am trying to do as you know it is a truss made of tubes and to keep it simple I want to make a ladder truss so there are only 2 paralleled tubes and a bunch of solid diagonal braces I want both the first and last brace to end with the same amount of distance to the end of the tubes.
    Sorry for this being dragged out in description but if there is anyone who can sort of show me how all this is done would be great.
    I know how to do all this in the real world but am needing to know how to design this stuff using a comp now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trussman View Post
    ... show me how all this is done would be great...
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    Go through the Help>Learning Tools>Tutorials and Skillbuilders.
    Post back if you can't find the tutorials for the Frame Generator.
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    Thank You Jd I did have any tutorials besides the bottle one and I think I do now downloading them and getting ready to install them as I type will let you know if it works or not I did find the frame generator tut also.

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    Ok I see know how to force a constrain so to speak using that method I think the tutorial was good also, but they could have walked me through how or at least told me where to go ton create the skeletal frame, unless I just missed it.
    Ah never mind I found that tutorial I told you I was a newbee lol
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    Ok I have it now. I have managed to create a skeletal part and skin it with the material I choose thanks for your help
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    So now I have a basic ladder truss how do I go about making a box or a triangle truss sorry again for my ignorance

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    Same technique.
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    well I tried to make a tri truss skeleton but it only came up as 3 legged ladder truss lol I must be missing something, do I create a new sketch on different plains for the other sides? Or do I need to do it using 3d sketch? I tried the 3d sketch but having problems with placing the lines on the correct plains and I cant find a tutorial on 3d sketching.

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    Create your base sketch (is it square or triangular or other).
    Create your apex sketch.
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    OK heres what I am talking about
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