MiTek Truss Shapes

Instructions for adding shapes to the MiTek Engineering Shapes window:

  1. Open the file C:\mitek\programs\double\shapes.std (Path may vary on your system.) with Notepad.
  2. Copy the blue text below and paste it into the shapes.std file. This will create the new button in the Shapes window in the MiTek Engineering program.  It also contains information to the link of the shape file. Note: Placing this line as the first line in the file will place the shape first in the list.  Placing it as the last line will place it to last in the list and so on… Make sure that you only have one shape entry per line.
  3. Next download the shape file by right clicking on the image of the truss and selecting Save Target as and save it to the same directory as the shapes.std file.
  4. The changes will take effect next time you open MiTek Engineering.
  5. You can learn more about creating shape files in the MiTek Engineering help system.

Click here to upload a shape
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10 20 50 60 90 20 65 20 65 30 60 30 60 20::PKT.std;BEAM POCKET COMMON

This shape is intended to get you started by placing the critical parts where you want them.  Then, just finish up, using Profile or VersaTruss.
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10 50 10 40 10 50 90 50 90 40 90 50 70 20 50 50 30 20 30 50 70 50 70 20 80 20 20 20 30 20::purlin.STD;Purlin Truss 

For short span purlin trusses.
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40 20  40 50  40 80  60 80  60 50  60 20:1 4 1 5 2 4:panel.std;Shear Panel 

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10 20 80 80 45 50 80 20 90 20::jackKICK.std;Open jack with on10 20 90 60 90 20 30 20 90 50 30 20::monoslip.std;Dual ridge Mono diag 

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10 20 90 60 90 20::mono4.std;Mono truss W/Holdback 

This shape will allow you to set the end condition, for a ledger or trimming.
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10 20 20 30 80 30 20 30 30 40 70 40 30 40 40 50 60 50 40 50 50 60 90 20 50 20 50 60 50 20::LFTRI.STD;Horizontal Gable

This shape contains horizontal gable studs for siding a pole barn.
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10 20 50 60 50 50 60 50 90 20 10 20::JSB.std;Jack Sub Girder 

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10 20 80 80 45 50 80 20 90 20::jackKICK.std;Open jack with one diag 

This shape allows you to set the web location at the top and bottom chords.
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10 20 90 60 90 40::HSCI1.STD;Mono sciss w/EndVert HoldBack 

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10 20 30 40 50 60 70 40 90 20 70 20 50 20 50 40 50 20 30 20:9 1 1 6 6 3 3 5 1 3:duthip.std;Dutch hip w/flashing

This shape is designed with the top flat set 4” high.  You can easily change it to a 2x8 and it provides backing for both the jack top chords and the flashing above.
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10 20 50 60 90 20 85 20 50 55 15 20 10 20 90 20::dtopchord.STD;Double top chord truss 

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 10 20 50 60 90 20 70 35 50 55 30 35 10 20 30 30 50 40 70 30 90 20 50 60 10 20:4 8:Dsci.std;Double TC Scissors truss

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10 20  20 30  20 25  50 55  80 25  80 30  90 20  10 20::DropTop.std;Drop Top Common w/ tails 

This shape was written for those who want to drop the top chord an inch and a half and still maintain the tails.  The actual amount of the drop is user defined as well as the inset on the tails.
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10 20 15 25 35 45 35 40 65 40 65 45 85 25 90 20 85 25 15 25 10 20::Dhipcap.std;Drop TC Hip Piggyback 

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10 20 50 60 90 20 15 20 40 45 50 55 85 20 70 20:4 7:DDUALR-L.STD;Double TC Dual Ridge Gable Left W/Flashing 

This truss is intended to create backing for a preceding smaller span.  By changing the lower top chord to a 2x8 member, you can create 4” of nailing for flashing.
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10 20 40 50 50 60 90 20 70 20:1 4:DUALR-L.STD;Dual Ridge Gable Left W/Flashing

This truss is intended to create backing for a preceding smaller span.  By changing the lower top chord to a 2x8 member, you can create 4” of nailing for flashing.
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10 20 10 27 90 67 90 60 10 20 25 30 30 25 60 37 60 45::cr.std;Corner Rafter 

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10 20  30 40  50 60  70 40  90 20  70 20  60 20  50 60  40 20  30 20  60 20  60 25  40 25  40 20: 1 9  1 8  3 6  3 5:ComFAU.STD;Common FAU 

This shape is good for spans of 40’ and above.  I provides a 9’ panel with a built in stacked member that can easily be changed to a 2X6 in VersaTruss.
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10 20 30 40 40 50 30 40 50 40 70 40 90 40 90 20 70 20 50 20 30 20: 10 1 1 9 4 9 4 8 5 8 5 7:calhipmo.std;Cal Hip Mono - w/Webs 

This truss has an alternative web pattern at the haunch, which often produces cleaner plating.  Written Cal Hips cannot be taken into profile and will not make use of the built hip tools.  If you use this shape then you will have to make all modifications, including beveling, in VersaTruss.
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0 20 10 30 40 60 30 50 70 50 60 60 90 30 100 20 90 30 30 30 30 50 50 30 50 50 50 30 70 50 70 30 10 30::calhipcap.std;Cal Hip Cap 

This shape was created for adding a cap to an over height California Hip.  The set back is calculated from the far edge of the truss.  Written Cal Hips cannot be taken into profile and will not make use of the built hip tools.  If you use this shape then you will have to make all modifications, including beveling, in VersaTruss.
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10 20 40 50 30 40 70 40 60 50 90 20 30 20 30 40 50 20 50 40 50 20 70 40 70 20::calhip.std;Cal Hip - w/Webs 

This truss has an alternative web pattern at the haunch, which often produces cleaner plating.  Written Cal Hips cannot be taken into profile and will not make use of the built hip tools.  If you use this shape then you will have to make all modifications, including beveling, in VersaTruss.
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 10 20 30 50 50 60 70 50 90 20 10 20::bow.std;Bow Truss

This shape is intended to get you started with the Bow String shape then you can finish up in Profile or VersaTruss.
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10 20 20 52 30 68 40 76 40 60 60 40 60 30 50 20 40 30 40 40 60 60 60 70 50 76 40 70 40 76 50 80 60 76 70 68 80 52 90 20::bow08.std;8 Segment Bow Truss

This is a Bow String shape with 8  top cord segments. 
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 10 20 30 50 50 60 70 50 90 20 10 20::bow10.std;10 Segment Bow Truss

This is a Bow String Shape that gives you 10 top cord segments.
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10 20 25 60 30 70 25 60 45 60 65 60 85 60 85 30 85 20 85 30 65 30 45 30 25 30 12 30:3 12 4 11 5 10 3 11 4 10 5 9:monocalhipcap.std;Mono Cal Hip Cap w/Webs

This shape was created for adding a cap to an over height California Hip.  The set back is calculated from the far edge of the truss.  Written Cal Hips cannot be taken into profile and will not make use of the built hip tools.  If you use this shape then you will have to make all modifications, including beveling, in VersaTruss.
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 10 10 50 50 90 10 10 10 30 30 40 10 40 40 60 40 60 10 70 30 90 10::atticfau.std;Attic Style FAU

Good for most spans.  Has a built in stacked member that can be changed into a 2X6 using VersaTruss.
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10 20 50 80 90 20 70 20 70 50 60 65 40 65 30 50 30 20 70 20 60 30 50 20 40 30 30 20 30 30 70 30 70 20 10 20::aticflor2.std;Attic floor - Std heel

This shape allows for a standard heel or a raised heel.
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10 20 50 80 90 20 80 35 80 30 50 75 20 30 20 35 10 20 30 20 30 45 40 60 60 60 80 30 70 45 70 20 90 20 10 20::atctail.std;Attic truss

Designed to create an attic space, but maintain a standard heel.
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10 20 50 90 90 20 67 20 67 60 50 76 50 90 50 76 33 60 33 20 33 22 67 22 67 20::tri3.STD;Common Trs w/Storage

Designed to create an attic space, but maintain a standard heel.
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10 20 20 30 40 50 50 60 60 50 65 45 90 20 65 20 20 20: 1 8 2 4 5 7:attoff.std;Attic Offset Room

Designed to create an attic space with an offset room. _____________________________________________________________________ 

10 20 50 80 90 20 74 20 66 36 58 46 50 50 42 46 34 36 26 20::Com_Bar.STD;Barrel truss

Designed to create a barrell shaped bottom cord.
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10 20 50 70 90 20 80 20 50 60 50 70 90 70 80 60 50 60 20 20 10 20::kdval2.std;Knock Down Valley set w/ Ridge Beam
Designed to use the BC pitch, for a std valley it would be same as TC pitch
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 This page last modified on 5/5/2010