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.