Add/Modify Bracing – features for adding/modifying braces between studs or plates, corner braces and brace groups.
Modify Brace – modifies selected brace in the frame.
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 Thickness – Wall+M will automatically create new type for selected family with new depth equal to selected wall layer thickness.
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 – define angle limits for adding a brace.
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 – 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:
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 – 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.