Framing Configuration may be found in two locations:


or:


Modify Settings


Modify Settings - advanced settings that are applied to all configuration names, regardless of which configuration name is selected. 


Use Number of Top/Bottom Plates/Pad Plates for all Configurations



Use Number of Top/Bottom Plates/Pad Plates for all Configurations – use these options if you have many configurations and you want to predefine the number of top/bottom plates/pad plates for all configurations at once. 


These functions will work only when framing new walls with Frame Wall


Example: Two top plates will be used in all walls from the project:


Align Stud Spacing with Frame and Openings Sides


Align Stud Spacing with Frame and Openings Sides - – option to align stud spacing with opening right side, right king-left side or right king-axis


Example: Studs are aligned with the right side of the opening (opening right side):


Example: Studs are aligned with the left side of the right king (right king-left side):


Example: Studs are aligned with the axis of the right king (right king-axis):


Allow to Rename Families and Types now


Allow to Rename Families and Types now – feature allows you to rename framing families and types, which are used in framing configuration. 


Steps:


1. Tick Allow to Rename Families and Types now.


2. Click Save – to save all predefined configurations, including names and types of all families used.


3. Rename needed families or types in the project.


4. Open Framing Configuration Modify Settings.


5. Untick Allow to Rename Families and Types now.


6. Click Save – to save all predefined configurations, including renamed families and types.


Add Virtual External Layer for Exterior/Interior Walls


Add Virtual External Layer for Exterior/Interior Walls – adds virtual layers for exterior/interior walls that are mostly used for siding finishing/decorations. 



You’ll see Virtual Layers in the Link Wall dialog: 



Hide Framing Messages


Hide Framing Messages – hides different framing messages after using Frame Wall function on walls that have already been framed. 


Example: You click Frame Wall on an already-framed wall. There are three options: Delete and Reframe, Update Frame, and Skip Frame. Using Hide Framing Messages you can automatically select the option that needs to be done with such walls, and you will not see this option again. It is extremely useful working in a project with many walls. 


Split Top/Bottom Plates with "Frame Wall" Command 


Split Top/Bottom Plates with "Frame Wall" Command – splits tom/bottom plates automatically after using Frame Wall.



Add Details with "Frame Wall" Command


Add Details with "Frame Wall" Command – adds details automatically after using Frame Wall. You will not need to use Add Details additionally.


Example: The wall was framed, and the details were added automatically:


Mandatory condition: Name of Wall Framing and name of Details Configuration must be the same!


Framing Configuration name:


Name of Details Configuration is the same as that of the Framing Configuration:


Split Parts with "Frame Wall" Command


Split Parts with "Frame Wall" Command – splits parts automatically after using Frame Wall. You will not need to use Split Parts additionally.


After clicking Frame Wall on the wall, the frame and parts are created automatically:


View of the frame: 


Mandatory condition: Parts will be split if the wall will have a link with sheathing configuration!

 


Note: Don't forget to switch on Show Parts or Show Both near Parts Visibility in View Properties in order to see parts:


Number Elements with "Frame Wall" Command


Number Elements with "Frame Wall" Command – numbers elements automatically after using Frame Wall and writes result to FM SortMark instance parameter. You will not need to use Wall+Number Elements additionally. 



Use Short Update by Modify Framing


Use Short Update by Modify Framing – while modifying openings, connections, etc., Wall+ will update just selected opening or connection, without updating whole wall. This option saves time during the updating process. 


In such a case, the regular Update Frame function will work like a long update, which will update the whole wall and during the modification process only a short update will be used. 



Automatically Delete Element if "Can't make type..."


Automatically Delete Element if "Can't make type..." – deletes elements automatically when there is no possibility to create type. 


Active Types Filter


Active Types Filter – an additional Types Filter dialog where you can add your rules for filtering framing elements. It can help you select and find the right types for wall framing. 



In such case Wall+ will show only the types which fit the filter:



Check for Wall Sweeps and Reveals



Exclude "Build in Place" Elements for CNC Marking


Exclude "Build in Place" Elements for CNC Marking – Build in Place elements will not be used in CNC numbering. Only prefabricated elements will be used in CNC. 


If Build in Place parameter is ticked, then the element will be not used in CNC:


CNC Part Position instance parameter is empty after using Write Positions for CNC Marking function: 


For not Build in Place elements CNC Part Position is filled up:



Create Same Assemblies for Same Geometry


Create Same Assemblies for Same Geometry – creates same assemblies for walls with identical framing geometry.


Example: There are two wall frames with the same geometry but only one assembly with shop drawings is created:


Result:



Add Wall into Frame Assembly 


Add Wall into Frame Assembly – adds a wall into assembly with shop drawings.


Add Windows/Doors/Openings into Frame Assembly


Add Windows/Doors/Openings into Frame Assembly – adds windows, doors or openings into frame assembly with shop drawings. In such case, window will be assembled together with a frame. It can also be tagged in the assembly views.



Calculate Window/Door/Opening Mass


Calculate Window/Door/Opening Mass – adds window, door or opening weight into the common weight/mass of assembly.


Add details hosted on part/wall into Frame Assembly


Add details hosted on part/wall into Frame Assembly – includes details, which were in wall or wall part, into assembly with shop drawings.



Calculate Assembly Mass


Calculate Assembly Mass – calculates and enters mass value in the assembly Framing Member Mass parameter. Mass will be calculated after creating assembly with Wall+Create Assembly.



Mandatory condition for mass calculation: all elements must have Material with Physical properties assigned with Density parameter:



Cut Bridging/Nogging with Opening Additional Void


Cut Bridging/Nogging with Opening Additional Void – cuts bridging/nogging with the void from the opening. This is especially used for sidings.