Framing Configuration may be found in two locations:
You can add eight different types of continuous or non-continuous Bridging, Nogging or Blocking into framing using different rules.
Type – select the family and type that will be used for Bridging/Nogging/Blocking. Default family is M_WF Plate (for Metric projects) and I_WF Plate (for Imperial projects).
Width (b) – shows b size of selected type.
Depth (h,d) – shows h or d size of selected type.
Define Depth (h,d) by Layer Thickness – Wall+ will automatically create new type for selected family with new depth equal to selected wall layer thickness.
Apply B/N/B (Bridging/Nogging/Blocking)
Apply B/N/B (Bridging/Nogging/Blocking) – choose whether or not the rules listed below should be applied to the frame.
Rotate 90° – Bridging, Nogging, or Blocking can be rotated 90 degrees from its initial position.
Extend Ends – extends blocking/nogging/bridging ends if it connects other studs.
Example: When Extend Ends is switched OFF...
...and when Extend Ends is switched ON:
Apply by Wall Type
Apply by Wall Type – option to add bridging/nogging/blocking only for Structural, Non-structural, or all selected walls in the project.
Wall+ will pay attention into instance Structural wall parameter and will add blocking/nogging accordingly:
Use Short Noggings
Use Short Noggings – select if noggings have to split between the studs
Cut Type – select bridging/nogging cutting type.
Example: When Don't Cut is selected:
Example: When Cut Studs is selected:
Diagonal Placement – places blocking/nogging/briding parallel to top/bottom sloped plates or parallel on horizontal plates.
Example: Blocking is placed parallel to top sloped plate:
Array1 or Array2
A set of rules for placing many blockings/noggings/bridgings.
Array 1 or Array 2 – there are options to apply three array rules: Array from Top, Bottom or Center of the frame.
Frame Side – select whether nogging should be applied in the center, external, or internal side of the frame.
Top/Bottom Plate Support (Auto)
Top/Bottom Plate Support (Auto) – option to add top/bottom plate supports and align with top/bottom plate automatically.
In such cases, the Offset from Top option is not available because it is calculated automatically.
Offset from Top/Bottom – nogging offset from top or bottom plate top face.
Spacing – spacing between rows of noggings.
Number – the number of bridging/nogging/blocking rows.
Measure to – measures the offset and spacing to bridging/nogging/blocking top/bottom or center.
Build in Place
Build in Place – writes Yes/No information into the blocking/nogging/bridging instance parameter if it is build-in-place or is prefabricated with the whole wall frame. Later this parameter can be used in schedules or view filters.
For First&Last Bays – select if bays should be applied for both sides of wall.
Number of Bays – number of bays from both wall sides.
Use Alternating Offset
Use Alternating Offset – use linear (no offset) or alternating offset of nogging rows.
Placement Limits – Bridging/Nogging/Blocking placement. It can go: Throughout the frame, Throughout except all Openings, Only through all Openings, Only through Windows, Only through Doors, or Only through Openings.
Example: Here are two top headers added automatically only above the openings:
When Opening Width is over and When Opening Width is less than – here you can predefine the opening sizes for placing Bridging/Nogging/Blocking. For example, big openings can have additional bridging above or below.
Cross Diagonal Cripple Studs/Joists
Cross Diagonal Cripple Studs/Joists – select if Bridging/Nogging/Blocking should go through diagonal cripple studs.
Cross Sloped Top/Bottom Plates
Cross Sloped Top/Bottom Plates – select if Bridging/Nogging/Blocking should go through places with sloped plates.