Framing Configuration may be found in two locations: 


or:


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 Rim-Bridging Joist (for Metric projects) and I_WF Rim-Bridging Joist (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 Floor+ will automatically create new type for selected family with new depth equal to selected floor 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.


Align with Project Base Point


Align with Project Base Point – allows positioning bridging joists not only in relation to each other but according to Revit gridlines.


First step – unclip the state of the Revit Project Base Point and move it to the needed position: 

For more convenience, switch on Revit Work Plane and move it to the Project Base Point. It will help you to understand if the studs or joists are created in the right position: 



Turn on Align with Project Base Point in the Framing Configuration dialog:



Frame floors. First bridging/nogging/blocking will be aligned with the project base point:


In case you need to relocate the frame, just move the Project Base Point to the new position and update the frame.


Rotate by Slope


Rotate by Slope – Bridging, Nogging, or Blocking can be rotated according to floor slope.


Example: Rotate by Slope is ON:


Example: Rotate by Slope is OFF:


Rotate 90°


Rotate 90° – Bridging, Nogging, or Blocking can be rotated 90 degrees from it's initial position.


Example: Rotate 90° is ON:


Example: Rotate 90° is OFF:


Extend Ends



Extend Ends – extends blocking/nogging/bridging ends if it connects other joists.  


Example: when Extend Ends is ON:


Example: when Extend Ends is OFF:


Apply by Floor Type


Apply by Floor Type – option to add bridging/nogging/blocking only for Structural, Non-structural, or all selected floors in the project.


Floor+ will pay attention to instance Structural floor parameter and will add blocking/nogging accordingly:


Use Short Noggings



Use Short Noggings – select if noggings have to split between the joists.


Example: Use Short Noggings is ON:


Example: Use Short Noggings is OFF:



Cut Type


Cut Type – select bridging/nogging cutting type.


Example: when Don't Cut is selected:

Example: when Cut Joists is selected:


Cut Ends Type


Cut Ends Type – select bridging/nogging end cutting type.


Example: when Don't Cut is selected:

Example: when Cut Joists is selected:

Example: when Cut Bridging/Nogging/Blocking is selected:


Diagonal Placement


Diagonal Placement – options to place blocking/nogging/briding parallel to top/bottom sloped rim joists or parallel on horizontal rim joists. 


Example: Blocking is placed parallel to top sloped rim joist:


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 Base, End or Center of the frame.


Frame Side


Frame Side – select whether nogging should be applied in the center, external (top), or internal (bottom) side of the frame. 


Top/Bottom Plate Support (Auto)



Top/Bottom Plate Support (Auto) – option to add top/bottom plate/joist supports and align with top/bottom rim joist automatically. In such cases, the Offset from End/Base Face option is not available because it is calculated automatically.



Offset from Base/End – bridging/nogging/blocking offset from top or bottom rim joist top face.


Spacing – spacing between rows of bridging/nogging/blocking.


Number – the number of bridging/nogging/blocking rows.


Measure to


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



Bays


For First&Last Bays – select if bays should be applied for both sides of floor.


Number of Bays – number of bays from both floor sides.



Use Alternating Offset


Use Alternating Offset – use linear (no offset) or alternating offset of blocking/nogging/bridging rows.


Placement Limits

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 is bridging added automatically only above the opening:


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 Joists


Cross Diagonal Cripple Joists – select if Bridging/Nogging/Blocking should go through diagonal cripple joists.


Cross Sloped Rim Joists


Cross Sloped Rim Joists – select if Bridging/Nogging/Blocking should go through places with sloped rim joists.