Framing Configuration may be found in two locations:


or:


Modify Configuration Settings


Modify Configuration Settings – tab with advanced settings for the selected configuration name. 


Recalculate First/Last Stud Spacing for External Corners



Recalculate First/Last Stud Spacing for External Corners – recalculates position of first or last joist. Ticking this option ensures good sheathing coverage from external corners.


Align with Main Frame



Align with Main Frame – aligns frame with main frame. Mostly used for Secondary Frame. 


Automatically Align Opening Cripples with Joists



Automatically Align Opening Cripples with Joists – aligns cripples below and above openings with main joists.


Example: When Automatically Align Opening Cripples with Joists is ticked on:

 


Automatically Align Opening Cripples with Nearest Left Joist



Automatically Align Opening Cripples with Nearest Left Joist – aligns cripples below and above openings with the nearest left joist. This option is usually used when the main joists are distributed from both sides.


Example: When Automatically Align Opening Cripples with Nearest Left Joist is ticked on:


Allow First/Last Spacing to be up to twice size of Stud/Joist Spacing



Allow First/Last Spacing to be up to twice size of Stud/Joist Spacing – allows changing First/Last Spacing from Roof Framing to be up to twice that of the Joist Spacing.


Example: When Allow First/Last Spacing to be up to twice size of Stud/Joist Spacing is ticked OFF:


 


Example: When Allow First/Last Spacing to be up to twice size of Stud/Joist Spacing is ticked ON:



Delete or Move Joists when they Collide



Delete or Move Joists when they Collide – choose what to do with joists when they collide. (This function supports a more convenient framing workflow.)


Example: The trimming joist stays while the existing joist is moved or deleted from the connection.


Connect Long Bridging/Nogging to Internal Opening King Joist/Stud



Connect Long Bridging/Nogging to Internal Opening King Joist/Stud – connects bridging/nogging with internal opening king joists. 



Example: Connect Long Bridging/Nogging to Internal Opening King Joist/Stud is ticked OFF:


Example: Connect Long Bridging/Nogging to Internal Opening King Joist/Stud is ticked ON:


Connect Headers to Internal King Stud/Trimming Joist


Connect Headers to Internal King Stud/Trimming Joist – headers can be connected to internal or external kings.



Connect Top Plate Support Headers to Internal King Stud/Trimming Joist


Connect Top Plate Support Headers to Internal King Stud/Trimming Joist – top plate supports can be connected to internal or external kings.


Example: Connect Top Plate Support Headers to Internal King Stud/Trimming Joist is ticked OFF:

 

Example: Connect Top Plate Support Headers to Internal King Stud/Trimming Joist is ticked ON:


Top Plate Support: Select Configuration by Full Width of Joined Opening


Top Plate Support: Select Configuration by Full Width of Joined Opening – top plate support can be created according to opening width or full width of joined openings. 




Minimal Top/Bottom Tile Joist "Cut Length"



Minimal Top/Bottom Tile Joist "Cut Length" – defines the minimum top/bottom tile joist cut length. 


Delete Tile Joists if "Cut Length" is Less than Minimal – deletes tile joist if its length is less than the value under Minimal Top/Bottom Tile Joist "Cut Length".


Example: Top tile joists have been deleted because length was less than 50:


Minimal Top/Bottom Trimmer "Cut Length"



Minimal Top/Bottom Trimmer "Cut Length" – defines the minimum top/bottom trimmer cut length. 


Delete Trimmer Studs if "Cut Length" is Less than Minimal – deletes trimmers if length is less than the value under Minimal Top/Bottom Trimmer "Cut Length"


Example: Top trimmers have been deleted because length was less than 50:


Minimal Bridging/Stud/Joist Length


Minimal Bridging/Stud/Joist Length – defines the minimum length for bridging/stud/joist. If a length is less than the defined value, then the element will not be created. 


Example: No bridging was created in the red box because the length is less than 50:


Split the Roofing Strip if Width is less than


Split the Roofing Strip if Width is less than – defines the rule when roofing strip must be split or cut near the opening.


Example: Split the Roofing Strip if Width is less than - 20:


Example: Split the Roofing Strip if Width is less than - 80:


Minimal Roofing Support Width for the Last Row


Minimal Roofing Support Width for the Last Row – defines the rule when last roofing row must be created or deleted.


Example: Minimal Roofing Support Width for the Last Row = 0, so the last roofing exists: 


Example: Minimal Roofing Support Width for the Last Row = 100, so the last roofing was NOT created:


Minimal/Maximal Length of Split Rim/Joist


Minimal/Maximal Length of Split Rim/Joist – predefines min/max length for splitting top/bottom rim joists. Roof+MAdd ElementsSplit Elements → Split Rim Joists Automatically splits elements according to this setting.


Offset Distance of Split


Offset Distance of Split – defines splitting distance for the selected rim joist from the selected stud. Roof+M Add ElementsSplit Rim Joist Manually splits selected rim joist by selected joist according to this setting.


Example: Rim joist is split a distance of 300 from the joist:



Write Left/Right parameter into Opening Framing Elements


Write Left/Right parameter into Opening Framing Elements – if ticked, then changes Yes/No instance parameters Left and Right in opening framing.



Left and Right parameters can be easily created in families if needed:


Mandatory conditions: 

Name - Left or Right

Type of Parameter - Yes/No

Instance



Right Side Rotate Type


Right Side Rotate Type - select if the studs in opening right side should be flipped, rotated or do not rotated. 


Bottom Plate Rotate Type


Bottom Plate Rotate Type - select if bottom plate (rim joist) should be flipped. 


Allow Different Offsets for Horizontal and Sloped Top/Bottom Plates


Allow Different Offsets for Horizontal and Sloped Top/Bottom Plates – add additional options near Roof Common Joists - Offsets, which allow controlling offsets for horizontal and sloped top/bottom rim joists separately. 


Ticked OFF:


Ticked ON:


Place Top/Bottom Plate/Cover only on Horizontal/Sloped Segments


Place Top/Bottom Plate/Cover only on Horizontal/Sloped Segments – use these options if you need to place top or bottom plates or covers only on horizontal/sloped segments.  


Example: Place Top Plate only on Horizontal Segments is ticked OFF:


Example: Place Top Plate only on Horizontal Segments is ticked ON: