Framing Configuration may be found in two locations:


or:


Joist Holes


Joist Holes – allows distributing service holes on joists according to predefined insertion rules.



Types


Type – select the family and type that will be used for the holes. Default family is M_WF Service Holes (for Metric projects) and I_WF Service Holes  (for Imperial projects).


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 ThicknessFloor+M will automatically create new type for selected family with new depth equal to selected floor layer thickness. For service holes it is usually switched OFF. 


Cut Holes


Cut Holes – choose whether the holes will be created according to the rules listed below. 


Rotate 90°, Rotate 180°


Rotate 90° –  if ticked, then holes are rotated by 90 degrees. It is convenient if the family profile is not symmetric.


Rotate 180° – if ticked, then holes are rotated by 180 degrees. It is convenient if the family profile is not symmetric.


Array1 or Array2


A set of rules for placing many holes.



Array 1 or Array 2 – there are options to apply two array rules: Array from Base or End of the frame. 


Offset from Base/End – holes offset from top or bottom rim joist top face.


Spacing – spacing between rows of holes.


Number – amount of hole rows. 


Measure – select hole-measuring method: From base or end of the frame to the center, bottom, or top of the hole family.


Build in Place


Build in Place – writes Yes/No information into the hole family 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.


Cut Diagonal Cripple Joists


Cut Diagonal Cripple Joists – if ticked, then service holes will go through places with diagonal cripple joists. 



Cut Sloped Rim Joists


Cut Sloped Rim Joists – if ticked, then service holes will go through places with sloped rim joists. 


If unticked:

 


If ticked: