Framing Configuration may be found in two locations:


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. 

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 ThicknessWall+M will automatically create new type for selected family with new depth equal to selected wall 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.

Rotate 90°, Rotate 180°

Rotate 90°, Rotate 180° – Bridging, Nogging, or Blocking can be rotated 90 and 180 degrees from its initial position.

Apply by Wall Type

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

Wall+M will pay attention into instance Structural wall parameter and will add blocking/nogging accordingly:

Use Short Noggings

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

Cut Type

Cut Type – select bridging/nogging cutting type.

Diagonal Placement

Diagonal Placement – places blocking/nogging/briding parallel to top/bottom sloped plates or parallel on horizontal plates. 

Example: Blocking is placed parallel to top sloped plate:

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 Top, Bottom or Center of the frame.

Frame Side

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

Top/Bottom Plate Support (Auto)

Top/Bottom Plate Support (Auto) – option to add top/bottom plate supports and align with top/bottom plate automatically.

In such cases, the Offset from Top option is not available because it is calculated automatically.

Offset from Top/Bottom – nogging offset from top or bottom plate top face.

Spacing – spacing between rows of noggings.

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


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

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

Use Alternating Offset

Use Alternating Offset – use linear (no offset) or alternating offset of nogging 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 are two top headers added automatically only above the openings:

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 Studs/Joists

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

Cross Sloped Top/Bottom Plates

Cross Sloped Top/Bottom Plates – select if Bridging/Nogging/Blocking should go through places with sloped plates.