Brace – settings where you can predefine rules for adding wood or metal regular braces, corner braces, or brace groups.
Braces can be added after Floor+M → Add/Modify Bracing:
Use Main Types – brace family and type will be taken from Common Settings tab.
Type – select the family and type that will be used for the 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 – Floor+M will automatically create new type for selected family with new depth equal to selected floor layer thickness.
Rotate 90° and 180°
Rotate 90° – if ticked, then bracing rotates by 90 degrees.
Rotate 180° – if ticked, then bracing rotates by 180 degrees.
Minimum Angle and Maximum Angle – define angle limits for adding bracing.
Cut Joists and Cut Bridging/Nogging
Cut Joists – select bracing and joist connection cutting type.
Cut Bridging/Nogging – select bracing and bridging or nogging connection cutting type.
Possible options: Don't Cut, Cut Bridging/Nogging/Blocking and Cut Bracing.
Brace Connection Offset from Joist or Bridging/Nogging/Blocking
Brace Connection Offset from Joist – enter a distance between bracing and joist.
Brace Connection Offset from Bridging/Nogging/Blocking – enter a distance between bracing and bridging, nogging, or blocking.
Example, Brace Connection Offset from Stud = 3":
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 the whole floor frame. Later this parameter can be used in schedules or view filters.