Add/Modify Elements

Add/Modify Elements – features for adding/modifying additional studs, support studs, bridging/nogging elements, etc.


Add Additional Bridging/Nogging/Blocking


Add Additional Bridging/Nogging/Blocking – adds additional bridging/nogging/blocking between two selected studs with predefined settings.



Additional Bridging/Nogging/Blocking sizes


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 ThicknessWall+ will automatically create new type for selected family with new depth equal to selected wall layer thickness. 


Rotate 90°

Rotate 90° – Bridging, Nogging, or Blocking can be rotated 90 degrees to its initial position. 


Ticked:


Unticked:


Extend Ends


Extend Ends – extends blocking/nogging/bridging ends when it connects to studs.  


Example: Extend Ends is switched OFF:


Example: Extend Ends is switched ON:


Use Short Noggings


Use Short Noggings – makes short noggings between studs, instead of long ones. 


Example: Use Short Noggings is switched OFF:



Example: Use Short Noggings is switched ON:


Cut Type


Cut Type – select blocking/nogging/bridging and stud connection cutting type. 


Possible options:


Example: when Cut Type = Don't Cut


Example: when Cut Type = Cut Studs


Example, when Cut Type = Cut Additional Element


Select Line-Based Element


Select Line Based Element – adds blocking/nogging/bridging according to selected line-based element.


Offset from Selected Element – writes an offset for adding blocking/nogging/bridging from selected line-based element. 


Example: when Offset from Selected Element = 0, Select Line-Based Element = window header:


Example: when Offset from Selected Element = 200, Select Line-Based Element = window header:


Split Studs/Joists


Split Studs/Joists – splits studs near inserted blocking/nogging/bridging.


Example: when Split Studs/Joists is switched ON:



Note: Split Studs/Joists is available ONLY IF Use Short Noggings is switched OFF. 


Offset


Offset – predefines the offset rule (from shorter or longer stud end or base. This function works for studs that are not split. It is especially used with sloped walls.

Stud end is at the top of the wall, and base is at the bottom of the wall. 


Offset from Top/Bottom – predefines the offset from top or bottom of the stud. 


Spacing – distance between blockings/noggings/bridgings.


Number – number of blockings/noggings/bridgings.



Array in Rows


Array in Rows – predefines rows for bridging.


Note: You have to use M_Wall_Frame Bridging-Backing Plate.rvt or I_Wall_Frame Bridging-Backing Plate.rvt family.


If you choose Array in Rows, then there is no possibility to use Spacing, but you have to use Number in Rows, which defines the number of bridgings in one row. 



Measure to


Measure to – measures the offset and spacing to bridging/nogging/blocking top/bottom or center. 



Frame Side


Frame Side – choose whether nogging should be applied in the center, external, or internal side of the frame. 




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 whole wall frame. This parameter can later be used in schedules or view filters.