Align Elements – features for aligning studs, vertical sidings, opening cripples, bridging/noggin etc.


Align Studs with Main Frame


Align Studs with Main Frame –  use if studs from another layer, like secondary frame, have to be aligned with studs from main frame.


Align Studs with other Element


Align Studs with other Element – aligns studs with trusses, truss system grids, or studs from other frames.


Steps:


1. Run Align Studs with other Element  → Select any Structural Framing element (e.g., truss bottom chord or element from Truss System Grid):


2. Select a stud from the frame that has to be aligned:

Result – all studs from the frame are aligned:


Align Studs with two other Elements


Align Studs with two other Elements – aligns studs with two selected trusses, truss system grids, or studs from other frames.


Steps:


1. Run Align Studs with two other Elements → Select two Structural Framing elements (e.g., truss top chord or two elements from Truss System Grid):



2. Select a stud that has to be aligned:



Result – all studs from the frame are aligned:


Align Stud's Face to selected Face


Align Stud's Face to selected Face – aligns stud's face with selected element face.


Steps:


1. Run Align Stud's Face to selected Face → Select face of any element;

2. Select a stud that has to be aligned:



Align Studs with Faces of two other Elements


Align Studs with Faces of two other Elements – aligns studs with two selected faces from other elements. 


Steps:


1. Run Align Studs with Faces of two other Elements → Select two faces of any element;

2. Select a stud that has to be aligned:


Align Vertical Siding with other


Align Vertical Siding with other – aligns vertical siding with siding in a connected wall.



Align Opening Cripples with Studs


Align Opening Cripples with Studs – aligns opening cripples with trusses, truss system grids, or studs from other frames.


Run Align Opening Cripples with Studs → Select any opening cripple:

Result – all opening cripples are aligned:


Example, select any cripple above the opening:


Result:


Clear Opening Cripples’ Alignment with Studs


Clear Opening Cripples’ Alignment with Studs – removes alignment of cripples returning, them to default positions.


Align Bridging/Nogging/Siding


Align Bridging/Nogging/Siding – aligns bridging/noggings or sidings with other selected element. 


Example: All bridgings are aligned with a bridging from other wall:


Result: