Add/Modify Details – for placing details in the frame. It is recommended to use these functions at the end of the framing process.
Details Configuration – definition of all detail-placing parameters.
Configuration Name – configuration with all framing settings. You can use sample configurations or create new ones. Also you can rename or delete existing configurations.
By default, Roof+ detail configurations are saved in C:\Users\user name\AppData\Roaming\Tools 4 Revit\Roof+2021 Configurations (or other version)\Details Configurations\Metric or Imperial catalog. The content from this catalog can be copied to other users' computers if needed. Also the path can be changed in Roof+ → Settings → Configuration Files’ Location.
Details on Bridging/Blocking/Rim Joist, Details on Joist and Bridging/Blocking/Rim Joist Holes
Details on Bridging/Blocking/Rim Joist, Details on Joist and Bridging/Blocking/Rim Joist Holes – different rules for placing details and holes.
You can very easily predefine different insertion rules for 4 detail families using the 4 tabs across the top of the dialog.
Type and Define Depth (h,d) by Layer Thickness
Type – select a family and type of the detail.
Sample detail and hole families (Metric or Imperial), which come with Roof+:
Width (b) – shows the width, b parameter value from selected family type.
Depth (h, d) – shows the depth, h or d parameter value from selected family type.
Define Depth (h, d) by Layer Thickness – the software will create new type for selected family and change depth value to the roof layer thickness. So the details or holes will fit the layer in the roof.
Insert Details – the details or holes with rules that are listed below will be (not) applied in the frame. You can predefine the rules for the details, but it will not necessarily have to be added during the current insertion process.
Rotate 90°, 180°
Rotate 90°, 180° – if ON, then rotates detail by 90 or 180 degrees. Rotation depends on how the family is created.
Offset from Joist Side
Offset from Joist Side – detail insertion placement: Left, Right, Left and Right, or Center between Two.
Example: when clip angle is inserted on Left and Right sides:
Offset – distance between detail and a joist.
Example: when clip angle is inserted on Left and Right sides with Offset = 0:
Measure from Location Line/Web Faces
Measure from Location Line – if ON, then the distance for detail placement will be calculated from the Bridging/Nogging/Blocking/Joist location line.
Measure from Web Faces – if ON, then the distance for detail placement will be calculated from the Bridging/Nogging/Blocking/Joist web faces.
Location settings – predefine detail position on top/bottom rim joists/cover plates, bridgings/noggings, headers, etc.
Include Openings – if ON, then the details will be inserted on elements above and below the openings.
Min Distance between Joists
Min. Distance between Joists – define the minimum distance between joists where details will be inserted.
Example: In the case below, a detail was not placed between studs that were very close to each other.
Add Details if Element is Crossing Joist
Add Details if Element is Crossing Joist – adds details in places where rim joist/bridging/nogging is crossing joist.
Add Details if Joist is Crossing Element
Add Details if Joist is Crossing Element – adds details in places where joist is crossing rim joist/bridging/nogging.
Add Details for L Connections
Add Details for L Connections – adds details near L roof connections.
Additional Details – features for adding additional details by predefined rules.
Example: Anchors are added into end connection joists with predefined spacing: