Sheathing and Paneling Layouts
Metal Framing Floor+ automates the creation of sheathing and paneling layouts. Sheathing or paneling layouts can be generated and split by existing joists or other predefined rules.
Before you start
Sheathing or paneling is created using Revit Parts.
In order to see the sheathing or paneling, you have to select Show Parts or Show Both in View Properties → Parts Visibility.
In the Element Properties you can find all information about every created sheathing/paneling segment. This information can later be used in tags and schedules.
Split Parts – splits sheathing or paneling into segments by predefined Sheathing Configuration or Paneling Configuration. You just need to select a floor or any frame of a floor.
Note: In order to see the sheathing, switch on Show Parts or Show Both under Parts Visibility in the View Properties.
Sheathing or Paneling will be split if selected floor layer has the conditions below in Link Floor:
- Framing Layer predefined as Sheathing, Sheathing II or Paneling.
- Sheathing/Paneling Configuration name selected. It saves all settings for the sheathing/paneling layouts.
- Split Parts is ticked.
Split Parts – select if parts need to be split after using Split Parts function or should be split later. This is very useful if there are many layers in the floor, for example, two sheathing/paneling layers and you want to split only one.
Update Part Parameters
Update Part Parameters – updates part parameters from Sheathing/Paneling Configuration → Mark Settings without needing to use Split Parts on the floor again. Also enters HostMemberSortMark parameter.
Number Parts – renumbers all sheathing/paneling elements (Parts) by predefined configuration in Numbering Setup → Part Numbering Configuration. Part numbering configurations come from Sort Mark.
Example: All sheathing/paneling elements (Parts) are grouped by Framing Member Mark, uniquely numbered, and have Framing Member Mark value as a prefix. Result is written to the Mark instance parameter.
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Sheathing Configuration – allows you to configure and save settings for the sheathing layouts. These settings can be saved and linked with floor layer using Link Floor.
Paneling Configuration – allows you to configure and save settings for the paneling layouts. These settings can be saved and linked with floor layer using Link Floor.
Modify Sheathing/Paneling – changes selected floor layer sheathing/paneling configuration to the new one from the list.
Split Part by Selection
Split Part by Selection – splits selected sheathing/paneling layout by predefined placement direction: From Start, From End, or From both Sides.
Part Assembly Menu
Reset Parts predefined to Split
Reset Parts predefined to Split – resets sheathing/paneling layout to a single part.
Reset Parts not predefined to be Framed
Reset Parts not predefined to be Framed – resets sheathing/paneling parts that were not predefined to be framed.
Reset All Parts
Reset All Parts – resets all sheathing/paneling layouts from selected floor.
Apply Extensions for Parts
Apply Extensions for Parts – applies extensions for sheathing/paneling parts and merges all part segments. Extension values come from Sheathing or Paneling Configuration.