Framing Configuration may be found in two locations:
Modify Settings – advanced settings that are applied to all configuration names, regardless of which configuration name is selected.
Align Stud Spacing with Frame and Openings Sides
Align Stud Spacing with Frame and Openings Sides – option to align joist spacing with opening right side, right king-left side, or right king-axis.
Example: Joists are aligned with the right side of the opening (opening right side):
Example: Joists are aligned with the left side of the right king (right king-left side):
Example: Joists are aligned with the axis of the right king (right king-axis):
Allow to Create new Types for Metal Profiles
Allow to Create new Types for Metal Profiles - creates new types automatically if there is no such in the project. If this option is ticked off then the program will give a message and ask if the new type should be really created.
Allow to Rename Families and Types now
Allow to Rename Families and Types now – feature allows you to rename framing families and types, which are used in framing configuration.
1. Tick Allow to Rename Families and Types now.
2. Click Save – to save all predefined configurations, including names and types of all families used.
3. Rename needed families or types in the project.
4. Open Framing Configuration → Modify Settings.
5. Untick Allow to Rename Families and Types now.
6. Click Save – to save all predefined configurations, including renamed families and types.
Hide Framing Messages
Hide Framing Messages – hides different framing messages after using Frame Floor function on floors that have already been framed.
Example: You click Frame Floor on an already-framed floor. There are three options: Delete and Reframe, Update Frame, and Skip Frame. Using Hide Framing Messages you can automatically select the option that needs to be done with such floors, and you will not see this option again. It is extremely useful when working in a project with many floors.
Split Rim Joists with "Frame Floor" Command
Split Rim Joists with "Frame Floor" Command – splits rim joists automatically after using Frame Floor.
Add Details with "Frame Floor" Command
Add Details with "Frame Floor" Command – adds details automatically after using Frame Floor. You will not need to use Add Details additionally.
Example: The floor was framed, and the details were added automatically:
Mandatory condition: Name of Floor Framing and name of Details Configuration must be the same!
Framing Configuration name:
Name of Details Configuration is the same as that of the Framing Configuration:
Split Parts with "Frame Floor" Command
Split Parts with "Frame Floor" Command – splits parts automatically after using Frame Floor. You will not need to use Split Parts additionally.
After clicking Frame Floor on the floor, the frame and parts are created automatically:
View of the frame:
Mandatory condition: Parts will be split if the floor will have a link with sheathing configuration!
Note: Don't forget to switch on Show Parts or Show Both near Parts Visibility in View Properties in order to see parts:
Number Elements with "Frame Floor" Command
Number Elements with "Frame Floor" Command – numbers elements automatically after using Frame Floor and writes result to FM SortMark instance parameter. You will not need to use Floor+M → Number Elements additionally.
Use Short Update by Modify Framing
Use Short Update by Modify Framing – while modifying openings, connections, etc., Floor+M will update just selected opening or connection, without updating whole floor. This option saves time during the updating process.
In such cases, the regular Update Frame function will work like a long update, which will update the whole floor, and during the modification process only the short update will be used.
1 – Long Update
2 – Short Update
Automatically Delete Element if "Can't make type..."
Automatically Delete Element if "Can't make type..." – deletes elements automatically when there is no possibility to create type.
Active Types Filter
Active Types Filter – an additional Types Filter dialog where you can add your rules for filtering framing elements. It can help you select and find the right types for floor framing.
In such cases Floor+M will show only the types which fit the filter:
Exclude "Build in Place" Elements for CNC Marking
Exclude "Build in Place" Elements for CNC Marking – Build in Place elements will not be in CNC numbering. Only prefabricated elements will be used in CNC.
If Build in Place parameter is ticked, then the element will not be used in CNC:
Create Same Assemblies for Same Geometry
Create Same Assemblies for Same Geometry – creates same assemblies for floors with identical framing geometry.
Example: There are two floor frames with the same geometry but only one assembly with shop drawings is created:
Add Floor into Frame Assembly
Add Floor into Frame Assembly – adds a floor into assembly with shop drawings.
Add Windows/Doors/Openings into Frame Assembly
Add Windows/Doors/Openings into Frame Assembly – adds windows, doors, or openings into frame assembly with shop drawings. In such cases, window will be assembled together with a frame. It can also be tagged in the assembly views.
Calculate Window/Door/Opening Mass
Calculate Window/Door/Opening Mass – adds window, door, or opening weight into the common weight/mass of assembly.
Add details hosted on part/floor into Frame Assembly
Add details hosted on part/floor into Frame Assembly – includes details, which were in floor or floor part, into assembly with shop drawings.
Calculate Assembly Mass
Calculate Assembly Mass – calculates and enters mass value in the assembly Framing Member Mass parameter. Mass will be calculated after creating assembly with Floor+M → Create Assembly.
Mandatory condition for mass calculation: all elements must have Material with Physical properties assigned with Density parameter:
Cut Bridging/Nogging with Opening Additional Void
Cut Bridging/Nogging with Opening Additional Void – cuts bridging/nogging with the void from the opening. This is especially used for flooring.