Edit Opening Framing Configuration
In order to edit, create new, rename, or delete opening framing configuration, you have to click Edit Configuration for the structural or non-structural walls:
Default configurations will come together with the software. Default path to opening configurations is:
C:\Users\user name\AppData\Roaming\Tools 4 Revit\Wall+(version) Configurations\Framing Configurations\Metric or Imperial\Configuration name\
It saves all the settings of kings, headers, top supports, sills, trimmers, other studs that are listed down below in the dialog:
King Stud – in this tab you will find all settings for creating king studs needed for the opening. Kings are symmetrical – switch this OFF if kings should be different in the left and right sides.
Read Layout from Database
Read Layout from Database – select configuration from the list. Default Configuration is a sample configuration that comes together with the software.
Default path to database with join configurations is:
C:\Users\user name\AppData\Roaming\Tools 4 Revit\Wall+(version) Configurations\CustomFramingJoins
Predefined Layout Name – current configuration name.
All modifications can be saved to the current configuration using Save to Database.
Duplicate – duplicates existing join configuration in order to create a new one.
Delete – deletes configuration from the database.
New Item – adds new stud to the connection.
Remove Item – removes selected stud from the connection.
Move Up – moves selected stud/row up.
Move Down – moves selected stud/row down.
Symbolic Preview – shows the symbolic preview of created join and its configuration. You can easily see the position, rotation, rotation position, alignment type, and sample spacing. This dialog doesn't show exact stud sizes and spacing between them.
I or E indicate the Internal or External side of the building.
X- Position – controls stud position which is related to the connected wall. Standard – places the stud without any alignment with an intersecting wall.
Count – defines the number of identical kings.
Type – select family and type that will be used for the opening king studs. Default value comes from Framing Configuration → Common Settings tab.
Depth by Core – king size will be adjusted according to the wall layer thickness during the wall framing process.
Rotate 90 – rotates the selected stud by 90 degrees.
Rotate 180 – rotates the selected stud by 180 degrees. This option is important when the stud is not symmetrically shaped. For rectangular studs this option usually is not used.
Spacing – distance between the selected stud and the previous stud.
Position – controls the frame position that is related to the wall. The frame can be positioned: along the Center, External, Internal, External Outside, Internal Outside, Center External, Center Internal, Outside Near Connected Wall wall face for the kings, headers, top supports, sills, trimmers if it is rotated 90 degrees.
External – places the frame along the external side of the layer:
Internal – places the frame along the internal side of the layer:
Center – places the frame along the center of the layer:
External Outside – places the frame along the external side of the layer and the frame is located outside of the layer:
Internal Outside – places the frame along the internal side of the layer and the frame is located outside of the layer:
Center External – frames' external side is aligned with the center of the layer:
Center Internal – frames' internal side is aligned with the center of the layer:
Align Type – the selected stud can be aligned with the previous stud‘s End or Start.
Extend Start, Extend End
Extend Start, Extend End - controls header, sill, trimmer or support connection with other elements from the wall frame. It can extend and cut both sides of the beam depending on the L or T connection with other beams.
Example: Wall+ finds that Top Support is connected with Kings in "L" connection. In this case it is extended in both sides and cut. Header is not extended.
Fills in information for these parameters:
FM Module Type
For Windows, Doors and Openings – writes opening type (Window, Door, Opening, JoinedOpening).
For Connections – writes join configuration name.
FM Module Mark – writes FM Module Type + Mark (from Wall) + Mark (from Window, Door or Opening) + unique number.
FM Module Preassembled – writes Yes/No if element is (or is not) included in the preassembly.
King is included in preassembly so FM Module Type parameter has Window value because this King belongs to the window, FM Module Mark parameter contains FM Module Type parameter value (Window) + current wall Mark value (it can be seen near FM HostMemberSortMark) + current window Mark + unique number.
Build in Place
Build in Place – writes Yes/No information into beam instance parameter if the beam is built in place or is prefabricated together with whole wall frame.
Link to Connected Wall
Link to Connected Wall – choose this option if, for example, King is near wall corner and such an element should be prefabricated and connected to a connected wall.
Such an element will have Link to Connected Wall parameter switched ON:
Trimmer Type – defines how the trimmer is positioned relative to opening Sill, Header, Top Plate, Bottom Plate, Top Plate Support, Split Sill, or a Split Header.
Example: Trimmer goes from Bottom Plate to Header:
Example: Trimmer goes from Bottom Plate to Top Plate:
Example: Trimmer goes from Bottom Plate to Top Plate Support:
Example: Trimmer goes from Sill to Header:
Example: Trimmer goes from Sill to Top Plate:
Example: How to make a double trimmer:
Extend Header – extends the Header if Bottom Plate to Header, Sill to Header is selected near Trimmer Type.
Extend Sill/Header – extends Sill and Header if Sill to Header is selected near Trimmer Type.
Number of Top Trimmer Studs/Joists – define number of trimmer studs/joists over the opening.
Number of Bottom Trimmer Studs/Joists – define number of trimmer studs/joists below the opening.
Top and Bottom Cripples
Define Top Cripples Studs/Joists by Spacing – if it is ticked then you can predefine Spacing Type and Spacing of Top Cripple Studs/Joists. If unticked, then the software calculates the distance between top cripples automatically. You just need to define a Number of Top Cripple Studs/Joists.
Spacing Type – defines different spacing arrangement options:
Bottom Cripples will always be the same as the top.
Note: Define Top Cripples Studs/Joists by Spacing will work if Automatically Align Opening Cripples with Studs is switched OFF near Common Settings. If it is ticked ON, then the cripples will be aligned with the main framing studs.
Automatically Align Opening Cripples with Studs is switched ON:
Opening Top, Bottom, Left, Right Offset – offsets frame in all preferred directions.