Add/Modify Bracing

Add/Modify Bracing – features for adding/modifying braces between studs or plates, corner braces and brace groups.


Modify Brace Group


Modify Brace Group – modifies selected brace group in the frame.   


Add Diagonal Bracing


Add Diagonal Bracing – enables options for adding diagonal braces in the brace group.


Diagonal braces can be disabled:


Diagonal Brace sizes


Type – select the family and type which will be used for diagonal brace. Default family is M_WF Plate.rvt (for Metric projects) and I_WF Plate.rvt (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° – diagonal brace can be rotated 90 degrees to its initial position.  


Example: when Rotate 90° is switched ON:


Example: when Rotate 90° is switched OFF:


Extend Ends

 

Extend Ends - extends diagonal brace ends when it connects to other elements.  


Example: when Extend Ends is switched OFF:


Example: when Extend Ends is switched ON:



Add Diagonal Last


Add Diagonal Last – tries to finish a group with diagonal braces. 


Add Bridging/Nogging


Add Bridging/Nogging – enables options for adding horizontal bridging/nogging in the brace group.


Horizontal braces can be disabled:


Add every Second


Add every Second – adds every second horizontal brace in the brace group. 


Example: when Add every Second is switched ON:


Example: when Add every Second is switched OFF:


Add as Virtual


Add as Virtual – deletes horizontal bridging/nogging in the brace group but keeps the distances between diagonal braces the same as if there were horizontal braces. 


Example: when Add as Virtual is switched OFF:



Example: when Add as Virtual is switched ON. The distances between diagonal braces are the same as if there were horizontal braces:

Example: when Add Bridging/Nogging is switched OFF. The distances between diagonal braces are recalculated:


Calculation from Bottom Plate Axis


Calculation from Bottom Plate Axis – starts calculation from bottom plate axis. 


Spacing Type


Spacing Type – define spacing calculation rule: Fixed Spacing, Maximal Spacing, Fixed Angle, Fixed Number and Fixed Spacing, or Fixed Number

The options below will change regarding this setting. 


Example: when Spacing Type = Fixed Spacing and Spacing = 600:


Brace Connection Offset from Plate/Bridging/Nogging


Brace Connection Offset from Plate/Bridging/Nogging – brace offset from connection point with a plate, bridging, or nogging.


Example: when Brace Connection Offset from Plate/Bridging/Nogging = 100:



Brace

Brace – select brace and stud connection cutting type. 


Possible options: Don't Cut, Cut Studs and Cut Bracing.


Example: when Cut Bracing is selected:


Bridging/Nogging


Bridging/Nogging – select bridging/nogging and stud connection cutting type. 


Possible options: Don't Cut, Cut Bridging/Nogging and Cut Bracing.


Example: when Cut Studs is selected:


Frame Side


Frame Side – select whether a brace group should be applied in the center, external, internal, or on two sides of the frame.  


Example: when Frame Side = Two - Sided:


Example: when Frame Side = Center:


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 whole wall frame. Later this parameter can be used in schedules or view filters.