Framing Configuration may be found in two locations:


or:


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.


Bays


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.