Framing Configuration may be found in two locations:


or:


Brace



Brace – settings where you can predefine rules for adding wood or metal regular braces, corner braces, or brace groups. 


Braces can be added after Wall+ Add/Modify Bracing:


Brace Type


Use Main Types – brace family and type will be taken from Common Settings tab.


Type – select the family and type that will be used for the brace. 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. 


Rotate 90° and 180°


Rotate 90° –  if ticked, then bracing rotates by 90 degrees.


Rotate 180° – if ticked, then bracing rotates by 180 degrees. Rotation depends on how the profile in the family is created.



Extend Ends



Extend Ends – extends brace ends if it connects other plates or studs.  


Example: Extend Ends is switched ON for the left brace and switched OFF for the right brace:


Minimum/Maximum Angle


Minimum Angle and Maximum Angle – define angle limits for adding bracing.


Cut Studs and Cut Bridging/Nogging


Cut Studs – select bracing and stud connection cutting type. 


Cut Bridging/Nogging – select bracing and bridging or nogging connection cutting type.



Brace Connection Offset from Stud or Plate/Bridging/Nogging


Brace Connection Offset from Stud – enter a distance between bracing and stud.


Brace Connection Offset from Plate/Bridging/Nogging – enter a distance between bracing and plate, bridging, or nogging.



Build in Place



Build in Place – writes Yes/No information into the brace 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.