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A co-worker of mine is designing a building with a hip roof, using wood 
trusses and a plywood diaphragm, and with vents at the ridge line.  We don't 
do a lot of wood design here and would like some information on limitations
such a design.  How do you determine the diaphragm capacity of such a hip 
roof?  Are there limits on roof slope vs diaphragm capacity?  How do you 
handle ridge vents relative to diaphragm shear connections?   
Thanks in advance for any assistance.