Add/Modify Bracing

Add/Modify Bracing – features for adding/modifying braces between studs or plates, corner braces and brace groups.

Modify Brace

Modify Brace – modifies selected brace in the frame.   

Brace sizes

Type – select the family and type which will be used for brace.

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. 

Rotate 90°

Rotate 90° – brace can be rotated 90 degrees to its initial position.  

Rotate 180° – brace can be rotated 180 degrees to its initial position. 

Minimum/Maximum Angle

Minimum/Maximum Angle – define angle limits for adding a brace.

Cut Studs

Cut Studs – select brace and stud connection cutting type. 

Possible options: Don't Cut, Cut Studs, and Cut Bracing.

Example: when Cut Bracing is selected:

Cut Bridging/Nogging

Cut Bridging/Nogging – select brace and bridging/nogging connection cutting type. 

Possible options: Don't Cut, Cut Bridging/Nogging and Cut Bracing.

Brace Connection Offset from Stud or Plate/Bridging/Nogging

Brace Connection Offset from Stud – brace offset from connection point with a stud.

Brace Connection Offset from Plate/Bridging/Nogging – brace offset from connection point with a plate, bridging, or nogging.

Example: when Brace Connection Offset from Stud = 100:

Placement Type

Special options for corner braces:

Placement Type – select a corner brace placement type: by offsets or fixed angle. 

Angle – define corner brace placement angle if Placement Type = Fixed Angle

Example: when Placement Type = by offsets and Brace Connection Offset from Stud = 400, Brace Connection Offset from Plate/Bridging/Nogging = 300:

Example: when Placement Type = Fixed Angle, Angle = 45 and Brace Connection Offset from Stud = 400:

Frame Side

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

Build in Place

Build in Place – writes Yes/No information into the brace instance parameter if it is build-in-place or is prefabricated with whole wall frame. Later this parameter can be used in schedules or view filters.