Split Elements

Split Elements – features for splitting joists, rim joists, bridging/nogging elements by different rules.


Split Rim Joists Automatically


Split Rim Joists Automatically – splits rim joists for selected floor according to predefined settings in Framing Configuration.

 


Split settings come from Configs Framing Configuration Common SettingsModify Configuration Settings tab:



Minimal/Maximal Length of Split Rim/Joist – predefines min/max length for splitting rim joists. 


Also, pay attention to Offset Distance of Split parameter in Configs Framing Configuration Common SettingsModify Configuration Settings tab:



Offset Distance of Split – defines splitting distance for selected rim joist from selected joist. 


Example: Offset Distance of Split = 300mm:



Split Rim Joists Automatically for All Frames


Split Rim Joists Automatically for All Frames – splits rim joists for all floors in the current project according to predefined settings in Framing Configuration.


Delete Splits


Delete Splits – resets selected floor rim joists to original length before splitting.


Example: rim joists were split...


...after using Delete Splits, the rim joists are whole again:


Split Rim Joist Manually


Split Rim Joist Manually – splits selected rim joist by selected joist.


1. Select a joist which will split top/bottom plate;

2. Select a top or bottom plate which will be split.

Result:

Also, pay attention to Offset Distance of Split parameter in Configs Framing Configuration Common SettingsModify Configuration Settings tab:




Offset Distance of Split – defines splitting distance for selected rim joist from selected joist.


Example: Offset Distance of Split = 300mm:



Split Bridging/Nogging


Split Bridging/Nogging – splits selected bridging/nogging by selected joist.



Split Joist


Split Joist – splits selected joists by predefined settings. 


You can select one joist or multiple. 


For joist splitting you will see a dialog with settings where you can predefine the offset, spacing, number of splits, minimal length of last element, etc. 




Delete Joist Split


Delete Joist Split – resets selected joists to original length before splitting. 


Select the joist that was split, after clicking Delete Joist Split, the joists are restored to original length: