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 stud. 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 layer. 



Automatically Align Opening Cripples with Studs



Automatically Align Opening Cripples with Studs – aligns cripples below and above openings with main studs.


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


Automatically Align Opening Cripples with Nearest Left Stud



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


Example: When Automatically Align Opening Cripples with Nearest Left Stud 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 Wall Framing to be up to twice that of the Stud 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 Studs when they Collide



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




For a more convenient framing workflow, King Stud stays and deletes existing Stud 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 studs.


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.



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:


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. 




Minimal Top/Bottom Cripple Stud "Cut Length"



Minimal Top/Bottom Cripple Stud "Cut Length" – defines the minimum top/bottom cripple cut length. 


Delete Cripple Studs if "Cut Length" is Less than Minimal – deletes cripples if length is less than the value under Minimal Top/Bottom Cripple Stud "Cut Length".


Example: Top cripples studs 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 Top/Bottom 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:


Numbering Top/Bottom Plates


Numbering Top/Bottom Plates – use this option for numbering top/bottom plates in dormers and other triangular walls. The result will be entered into FM Number parameter.



Special Numbering Stud/Joist


Special Numbering of Stud/Joist – use this option to number, for example, staggered studs. The result will be entered into FM Number parameter.


Minimal Bridging/Stud/Joist Length


Minimal Bridging/Stud/Joist Length – defines the minimum length for bridging/stud/joist. If the 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:


Split the Siding Strip if Width is less than


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


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


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


Minimal Siding Support Width for the Last Row


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


Example: Minimal Siding Support Width for the Last Row = 0, so the last siding exists:


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


Minimal/Maximal Length of Split Plate


Minimal/Maximal Length of Split Plate – predefines min/max length for splitting top/bottom plates. Wall+MAlign/Trim/ExtendSplit Elements → Split Top/Bottom Plates Automatically splits elements according to this setting.



Offset Distance of Split


Offset Distance of Split – defines splitting distance for the selected top/bottom plate from the selected stud. Wall+M Align/Trim/ExtendSplit ElementsSplit Top/Bottom Plate Manually splits selected top/bottom plate by selected stud according to this setting.


Example: Bottom plate is split a distance of 300 from the stud:



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 Stud families:


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.


Rotate Top Plate for Interior/Exterior Walls attached to Roof


Rotate Top Plate for Interior/Exterior Walls attached to Roof - rotates top plate for interior/exterior walls which are attached to roof. Mostly used in wood projects. 


Allow Different Offsets for Horizontal and Sloped Top/Bottom Plates


Allow Different Offsets for Horizontal and Sloped Top/Bottom Plates – adds additional options near Wall Framing - Offsets, which allow controlling offsets for horizontal and sloped top/bottom plates 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: