Framing Configuration may be found in two locations: 


or:


Edit Opening Framing Configuration


In order to edit, create new, rename, or delete opening framing configuration, you have to click Edit Configuration for the structural or non-structural roofs:


Default configurations will come together with the software. Default path to opening configurations is:
C:\Users\user name\AppData\Roaming\Tools 4 Revit\Roof+(version) Configurations\Framing Configurations\Metric or Imperial\Configuration name\


It saves all the settings of trimmer joists, headers, trimmers, other joists that are listed down below in the dialog:



Trimming Joist


Trimming Joist – in this tab you will find all settings for creating trimming joist needed for the opening. Trimming Joists are symmetrical – switch this OFF if trimming joists should be different on the left and right sides.


Read Layout from Database


Read Layout from Database – select configuration from the list. Default Configuration is a sample configuration that comes together with the software.

Default path to database with join configurations is:
C:\Users\user name\AppData\Roaming\Tools 4 Revit\Roof+(version) Configurations\CustomFramingJoins


Predefined Layout Name – current configuration name.


All modifications can be saved to the current configuration using Save to Database.


Duplicate – duplicates existing join configuration in order to create a new one.


Delete – deletes configuration from the database.



New Item – adds new joist to the connection.


Remove Item – removes selected joist from the connection.


Move Up – moves selected joist/row up.


Move Down – moves selected joist/row down.



Symbolic Preview – shows the symbolic preview of created join and its configuration. You can easily see the position, rotation, rotation position, alignment type, and sample spacing. This dialog doesn't show exact joist sizes and spacing between them.


I or E indicate the Internal (Bottom) or External (Top) sides of the roof.



X- Position – controls joist position which is related to the connected roof. Standard – places the joist without any alignment with an intersecting roof.


Count – defines the number of identical joists.


Type – select family and type that will be used for the opening joists. Default value comes from Framing ConfigurationCommon Settings tab.


Depth by Core – joist size will be adjusted according to the roof layer thickness during the roof framing process.


Rotate 90 – rotates the selected joist by 90 degrees.


Rotate 180 – rotates the selected joist by 180 degrees. This option is important when the joist is not symmetrically shaped. For rectangular joists this option usually is not used.


Spacing – distance between the selected joist and the previous joist.


Position – controls the frame position that is related to the roof. The frame can be positioned: along the Center, External, Internal, External Outside, Internal Outside, Center External, Center Internal, Outside Near Connected Wall roof face for the headers, trimmers if it is rotated 90 degrees. 


External – places the frame along the external side of the layer:


Internal – places the frame along the internal side of the layer:


Center – places the frame along the center of the layer:


External Outside – places the frame along the external side of the layer and the frame is located outside of the layer:


Internal Outside – places the frame along the internal side of the layer and the frame is located outside of the layer:


Center External – frames' external side is aligned with the center of the layer:


Center Internal - frames' internal side is aligned with the center of the layer:


Align Type


Align Type – the selected joist can be aligned with the previous joist‘s End or Start.




Extend Start, Extend End


Extend Start, Extend End – controls header, sill, trimmer, or support connection with other elements from the roof frame. It can extend and cut both sides of the beam depending on the L or T connection with other beams. 


Example: Roof+ finds that Top Support is connected with Trimming Joists in "L" connection. In this case, it is extended on both sides and cut. Header is not extended. 


Preassembled



Fills information into these parameters:


FM Module Type – writes opening framing configuration name.


FM Module Mark – writes Framing Member Mark + Mark (from Roof) + Mark (from Opening).


FM Module Preassembled – writes Yes/No if element is (or is not) included in the preassembly. 


Example:

Header2 is included in the preassembly so FM Module Type parameter has opening framing configuration name, FM Module Mark parameter contains Framng Member Mark parameter value + current roof Mark value (can be seen near FM HostMemberSortMark) + current window Mark.



All these parameters can later be used in the schedules and view filters.


Build in Place


Build in Place – writes Yes/No information into beam instance parameter if the beam is built in place or is prefabricated together with whole roof frame.

  


Link to Connected Wall


Link to Connected Wall – choose this option if, for example, Trimming Joist is near roof corner and such an element should be prefabricated and connected to a connected wall/roof.


Such an element will have Link to Connected Wall parameter switched ON:


Trimmers

Trimmer Type – defines how the trimmer is positioned relative to opening Sill, Header, Top Plate, Bottom Plate, Top Plate Support, Split Sill. or a Split Header.


Example: Trimmer goes from Bottom Plate to Header:


Example: Trimmer goes from Bottom Plate to Top Plate:


Example: Trimmer goes from Bottom Plate to Top Plate Support:


Example: Trimmer goes from Sill to Header:


Example: Trimmer goes from Sill to Top Plate:


Example: How to make a double trimmer:



Extend Header – extends the Header if Bottom Plate to Header, Bottom Plate to Sill, Header to Top Plate, Sill to Header, Split Sill to Header is selected near Trimmer Type.



Result: 

Extend Sill/Header – extends Sill and Header if Bottom Plate to Sill, Header to Top Plate, Sill to Header is selected near Trimmer Type



Result: 


Other Joists


Number of Top Trimmer Studs/Joists – define number of trimmer studs/joists over the opening.

Number of Bottom Trimmer Studs/Joists – define number of trimmer studs/joists below the opening.


Top and Bottom Cripples


Define Top Cripples Studs/Joists by Spacing – if ticked ON, then you can predefine Spacing Type and Spacing of Top Cripple Studs/Joists. If unticked, then the software calculates the distance between top cripples automatically. You just need to define a Number of Top Cripple Studs/Joists


Spacing Type – defines different spacing arrangement options:


Bottom Cripples will always be the same as the top. 


Note: Define Top Cripples Studs/Joists by Spacing will work if Automatically Align Opening Cripples with Joists is switched OFF near Common Settings.  If it is ticked ON, then the cripples will be aligned with the main framing joists. 



Automatically Align Opening Cripples with Joists is switched ON:


Offset

Opening Top, Bottom, Left, Right Offset – offsets frame in all preferred directions.