Framing Configuration may be found in two locations:


or:


Modify Configuration Settings


Modify Configuration Settings – tab with advanced settings for the selected configuration name. 


Recalculate First/Last Stud Spacing for External Corners



Recalculate First/Last Stud Spacing for External Corners – recalculates position of first or last joist. Ticking this option ensures good sheathing coverage from external corners.


Align with Main Frame



Align with Main Frame – aligns frame with main frame. Mostly used for Secondary Frame. 


Automatically Align Opening Cripples with Joists



Automatically Align Opening Cripples with Joists – aligns cripples below and above openings with main joists.


Example: When Automatically Align Opening Cripples with Joists is ticked on:


Automatically Align Opening Cripples with Nearest Left Joist



Automatically Align Opening Cripples with Nearest Left Joist – aligns cripples below and above openings with the nearest left joist. This option is usually used when the main joists are distributed from both sides.


Example: When Automatically Align Opening Cripples with Nearest Left Joist is ticked on:


Allow First/Last Spacing to be up to twice size of Stud/Joist Spacing



Allow First/Last Spacing to be up to twice size of Stud/Joist Spacing – allows changing First/Last Spacing from Roof Framing to be up to twice that of the Joist Spacing.


Example: When Allow First/Last Spacing to be up to twice size of Stud/Joist Spacing is ticked OFF:



Example: When Allow First/Last Spacing to be up to twice size of Stud/Joist Spacing is ticked ON:



Delete or Move Joists when they Collide



Delete or Move Joists when they Collide – choose what to do with joists when they collide. (This function supports a more convenient framing workflow.)


Example: The trimming joist stays while the existing joist is moved or deleted from the connection.


Connect Long Bridging/Nogging to Internal Opening King Joist/Stud



Connect Long Bridging/Nogging to Internal Opening King Joist/Stud – connects bridging/nogging with internal opening king joists. 



Example: Connect Long Bridging/Nogging to Internal Opening King Joist/Stud is ticked OFF:


Example: Connect Long Bridging/Nogging to Internal Opening King Joist/Stud is ticked ON:


Connect Headers to Internal King Stud/Trimming Joist


Connect Headers to Internal King Stud/Trimming Joist – headers can be connected to internal or external kings.


Example: Connect Headers to Internal King Stud/Trimming Joist is ticked OFF:



Example: Connect Headers to Internal King Stud/Trimming Joist is ticked ON:


Connect Top Plate Support Headers to Internal King Stud/Trimming Joist


Connect Top Plate Support Headers to Internal King Stud/Trimming Joist – top plate supports can be connected to internal or external kings.


Example: Connect Top Plate Support Headers to Internal King Stud/Trimming Joist is ticked OFF:

Example: Connect Top Plate Support Headers to Internal King Stud/Trimming Joist is ticked ON:


Separate Joined Opening's Preassemblies


Separate Joined Opening's Preassemblies top plate support can be created according to opening width or full width of joined openings. 


Top Plate Support: Select Configuration by Full Width of Joined Opening



Top Plate Support: Select Configuration by Full Width of Joined Opening – top plate support can be created according to opening width or full width of joined openings. 





King\Trimmer: Select Configuration by Full Width of Joined Opening



King\Trimmer: Select Configuration by Full Width of Joined Opening kings or trimmers can be created according to opening width or full width of joined openings. 


Header: Select Configuration by Full Width of Joined Opening



Header: Select Configuration by Full Width of Joined Opening – header can be created according to opening width or full width of joined openings. 


Allow Brace and Opening Intersection



Allow Brace and Opening Intersection – if ticked, allows to create braces which crosses openings. This option is usually used when prefabricated frame is transported and braces could go through openings to make the frame more stable. 


Minimum Window/Door/Generic/System Opening Width\Height



Minimum Window/Door/Generic/System Opening Width\Height – define minimal sizes for windows, doors, generic or system openings which will be framed. 


Example, Minimum System Opening Width\Height = 0, then the opening is framed:


Example, Minimum System Opening Width\Height = 310, then the opening is not framed:


Enable Partial Opening Analysis



Enable Partial Opening Analysis – turns on more complicated calculation method and analysis for the frame when openings are created just for few roof layers. This method is quite rare and slows down framing speed, so could be switched on separately.   


Enable New Algorithm for Wood Framing using New Families



Enable New Algorithm for Wood Framing using New Families – enables new, faster algorithm for wood framing using new families from new version. This option is automatically switched after installing new Roof+ version with new configurations. The new families are easier to use than the old ones that they have replaced, and you’ll find that they greatly expand your framing possibilities.  


Here is a side-by-side list of the new families and the old families being replaced in Imperial projects. (For Metric projects, there will be M_ at the beginning):

New families for new Roof+2021 configurations


Old families for old configurations

I_RWF Common Joist.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Common Rafter.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Common Joist.rfa

I_RWF Rim-Bridging Joist.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Valley_Hip Board.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Trimmer.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Trimmer Joist.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Trapezoid Girder Joist.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Top Trimmer_Bevelled.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Top Trimmer.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Top Trap_Trimmer.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Horizontal Board.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Header.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Fascia & Trimmer.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Brace Board.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Bottom Trimmer.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Batten Joist.rfa

I_RWF Rim-Bridging I-Joist.rfa

I_RWF Common I-Joist.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Trimmer I-Joist.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Common Rafter I-Joist.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Common I-Joist.rfa

I_RWF Valley Rafter.rfa

I_RWF Valley Rafter I-Joist.rfa

I_RWF Hip Rafter.rfa

I_RWF Hip Rafter I-Joist.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Valley Rafter.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Valley Rafter I-Joist.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Hip Rafter.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Hip Rafter I-Joist.rfa

I_RWF_Joist Diagonal Cut.rfa

I_RWF_Joist Bottom Cut.rfa


I_RWF Soffit Board_Profiled.rfa

I_RWF Soffit Board.rfa

I_RWF Soffit Board_Groove.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Soffit Board_MultiProfile.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Soffit Board.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Groove Board.rfa

I_RWF Ridge Joist.rfa

I_RWF Girder Joist.rfa

I_RWF Ridge I-Joist.rfa

I_RWF Girder I-Joist.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Ridge Joist_Bevelled_Spec.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Ridge Joist_Bevelled.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Ridge Joist.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Ridge I-Joist.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Girder Joist_Bevelled.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Girder Joist.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Trapezoid Girder Joist.rfa

I_RWF Collar Joist.rfa

I_RWF Collar I-Joist.rfa

I_RWF Sleeper.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Collar Joist.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Collar I-Joist.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Sleeper Board.rfa


Here are the new framing configurations that we prepared to speed up your project. Again, they come with the new families:



Example: all these different blockings and headers were created using just one family:


Advantages of the new families:

  • The new families are simple and speed up roof framing by a factor of 2.
  • The new families replace and expand the possibilities of the old families.
  • The new framing technology is more flexible, making it possible to get good results in all situations faster than using the old families.

 

Related blogpost:

http://www.aga-cad.com/blog/wood-framing-roof-for-revit-new-families-new-version-new-features 


Align End Faces of Elements and Roof



Align End Faces of Elements and Roof – aligns end faces of frame elements and a roof. Enables a switch below Align Corresponding End Faces where you can select aligning method. 


Minimal Top/Bottom Tile Joist "Cut Length"



Minimal Top/Bottom Tile Joist "Cut Length" – defines the minimum top/bottom tile joist cut length. 


Delete Tile Joists if "Cut Length" is Less than Minimal – deletes tile joist if its length is less than the value under Minimal Top/Bottom Tile Joist "Cut Length".


Example: Top tile joists have been deleted because length was less than 50:


Minimal Top/Bottom Trimmer "Cut Length"



Minimal Top/Bottom Trimmer "Cut Length" – defines the minimum top/bottom trimmer cut length. 


Delete Trimmer Studs if "Cut Length" is Less than Minimal – deletes trimmers if length is less than the value under Minimal Top/Bottom Trimmer "Cut Length"


Example: Top trimmers have been deleted because length was less than 50:


Minimal Bridging Length


Minimal Bridging Length – defines the minimum length for bridging. If a length is less than the defined value, then the element will not be created. 


Example: No bridging was created in the red box because the length is less than 100:


Minimal Stud/Joist Length


Minimal Stud/Joist Length – defines the minimum length for stud/joist. If a length is less than the defined value, then the element will not be created. 


Split the Roofing Strip if Width is less than


Split the Roofing Strip if Width is less than – defines the rule when roofing strip must be split or cut near the opening.


Example: Split the Roofing Strip if Width is less than - 20:


Example: Split the Roofing Strip if Width is less than - 80:


Minimal Roofing Support Width for the Last Row


Minimal Roofing Support Width for the Last Row – defines the rule when last roofing row must be created or deleted.


Example: Minimal Roofing Support Width for the Last Row = 0, so the last roofing exists: 


Example: Minimal Roofing Support Width for the Last Row = 100, so the last roofing was NOT created:


Minimal/Maximal Length of Split Rim/Joist


Minimal/Maximal Length of Split Rim/Joist – predefines min/max length for splitting top/bottom rim joists. Roof+Align/Trim/Extend Split Elements → Split Rim Joists Automatically splits elements according to this setting.


Maximal Length of Cover Plate/Joist


Maximal Length of Cover Plate/Joist – predefines maximal length for splitting cover plates\joists. Roof+Align/Trim/Extend Split Elements → Split Rim Joists Automatically splits elements according to this setting.



Offset Distance of Split


Offset Distance of Split – defines splitting distance for the selected rim joist from the selected stud. Roof+Align/Trim/ExtendsSplit Elements → Split Rim Joist Manually splits selected rim joist by selected joist according to this setting.


Example: Rim joist is split a distance of 300 from the joist:



Minimal Distance Between Axis of Plate and Blocking/Nogging


Minimal Distance Between Axis of Plate and Blocking/Nogging – apply minimal between top/bottom plates and blocking/nogging. If distance is less that predefined near Minimal Distance then blocking/nogging will not be created. 


Example, if Minimal Distance < 1000 then the selected blocking is created:

Example, if Minimal Distance > 1000 then the blocking is not created:


Write Left/Right parameter into Opening Framing Elements


Write Left/Right parameter into Opening Framing Elements – if ticked, then changes Yes/No instance parameters Left and Right in opening framing.



Left and Right parameters can be easily created in M_WF Joist.rfa or I_WF Joist.rfa families if needed:


Mandatory conditions: 

Name - Left or Right

Type of Parameter - Yes/No

Instance



Right Side Rotate Type


Right Side Rotate Type - select if the studs in opening right side should be flipped, rotated or do not rotated. 


Bottom Plate Rotate Type


Bottom Plate Rotate Type - select if bottom plate (rim joist) should be flipped. 


Allow Different Offsets for Horizontal and Sloped Top/Bottom Plates


Allow Different Offsets for Horizontal and Sloped Top/Bottom Plates – add additional options near Roof Common Joists - Offsets, which allow controlling offsets for horizontal and sloped top/bottom rim joists separately. 


Ticked OFF:


Ticked ON:


Place Top/Bottom Plate/Cover only on Horizontal/Sloped Segments


Place Top/Bottom Plate/Cover only on Horizontal/Sloped Segments – use these options if you need to place top or bottom plates or covers only on horizontal/sloped segments.  


Example: Place Top Plate only on Horizontal Segments is ticked OFF:


Example: Place Top Plate only on Horizontal Segments is ticked ON: