Add/Modify Bracing – features for adding/modifying braces between studs or plates, corner braces and brace groups.
Modify Brace Group
Modify Brace Group – modifies selected brace group in the frame.
Add Diagonal Bracing
Add Diagonal Bracing – enables options for adding diagonal braces in the brace group.
Diagonal braces can be disabled:
Diagonal Brace sizes
Type – select the family and type which will be used for diagonal 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°, Rotate 180°
Rotate 90° – diagonal brace can be rotated 90 degrees to its initial position.
Rotate 180° – diagonal brace can be rotated 180 degrees to its initial position.
Add Diagonal Last
Add Diagonal Last – tries to finish a group with diagonal braces.
Add Bridging/Nogging – enables options for adding horizontal bridging/nogging in the brace group.
Horizontal braces can be disabled:
Add every Second
Add every Second – adds every second horizontal brace in the brace group.
Example: when Add every Second is switched ON:
Add as Virtual
Add as Virtual – deletes horizontal bridging/nogging in the brace group but keeps the distances between diagonal braces the same as if there were horizontal braces.
Example: when Add as Virtual is switched OFF:
Example: when Add as Virtual is switched ON. The distances between diagonal braces are the same as if there were horizontal braces:
Example: when Add Bridging/Nogging is switched OFF. The distances between diagonal braces are recalculated:
Calculation from Bottom Plate Axis
Calculation from Bottom Plate Axis – starts calculation from bottom plate axis.
Spacing Type – define spacing calculation rule: Fixed Spacing, Maximal Spacing, Fixed Angle, Fixed Number and Fixed Spacing, or Fixed Number.
The options below will change regarding this setting.
Example: when Spacing Type = Fixed Spacing and Spacing = 600:
Brace Connection Offset from Plate/Bridging/Nogging
Brace Connection Offset from Plate/Bridging/Nogging – brace offset from connection point with a plate, bridging, or nogging.
Example: when Brace Connection Offset from Plate/Bridging/Nogging = 100:
Frame Side – select whether a brace group should be applied in the center, external, internal, or on two sides of the frame.
Example: when Frame Side = Two - Sided:
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.