Framing Configuration may be found in two locations:
Add Joists – joists with rules listed below Add Joists in the menu (i.e. Align with Project Base Point, Joist Spacing, First/Last Spacing) will be (not) applied to the frame. The frame can be created without joists, just using, for example, horizontal elements.
Align with Project Base Point
Align with Project Base Point – allows joists to be positioned not only in relation to each other but according to Revit gridlines.
First step – unclip the state of the Revit Project Base Point and move it to the needed position:
For more convenience, switch on Revit Work Plane and move it to the Project Base Point. It will help you to understand if the studs or joists are created in the right position:
Turn on Align with Project Base Point in the Framing Configuration dialog:
Frame the walls, floors, or roof.
Joists are positioned on the gridlines – and where necessary to fill in gaps or form intersections – so that they always match up across a corridor or room.
Notice how the joists are spaced according to the grid.
In the case you need to relocate the frame, just move the Project Base Point to the new position and update the frame!
Joist Spacing and First/Last Spacing
Joist Spacing – defines the distance between the joists.
First/Last Spacing – first spacing will be on the side of the left side, and last on the right side.
Read Layout from Database
Read Layout from Database – select configuration from the list. Default Configuration is a sample configuration that comes together with the software.
Default path to database with join configurations is:
C:\Users\user name\AppData\Roaming\Tools 4 Revit\Roof+M (version) Configurations\CustomFramingJoins\Stud
Predefined Layout Name – current configuration name.
All modifications can be saved to the current configuration using Save to Database.
Duplicate – duplicates existing join configuration in order to create a new one.
Delete – deletes configuration from the database.
New Item – adds new joist to the connection.
Remove Item – removes selected joist from the connection.
Move Up – moves selected joist/row up.
Move Down – moves selected joist/row down.
Symbolic Preview – shows the symbolic preview of created join and its configuration. You can easily see the position, rotation, rotation position, alignment type, and sample spacing. This dialog doesn't show exact joist sizes and spacing between them.
I or E indicate the Internal (Bottom) or External (Top) sides of the roof.
X-Position – controls joist position. Possible options: Standard, Left, Right, Center.
Count – defines the number of identical joists.
Type – select family and type that will be used for the opening joists. Default value comes from Framing Configuration → Common Settings tab.
Depth by Core – joist size will be adjusted according to the roof layer thickness during the roof framing process.
Rotate 90 – rotates the selected joist by 90 degrees.
Rotate 180 – rotates the selected joist by 180 degrees. This option is important when the joist is not symmetrically shaped. For rectangular joists this option usually is not used.
Spacing – distance between the selected joist and the previous joist.
Position – controls the frame position that is related to the roof. The frame can be positioned: along the Center, External, Internal, External Outside, Internal Outside, Center External, Center Internal, Near Connected Wall, Near Connected Wall+Depth, Outside Near Connected Wall, Opposite Side of Connected Wall.
External – places the frame along the external side of the layer:
Internal – places the frame along the internal side of the layer:
Center – places the frame along the center of the layer:
External Outside – places the frame along the external side of the layer and the frame is located outside of the layer:
Internal Outside – places the frame along the internal side of the layer and the frame is located outside of the layer:
Center External – frames' external side is aligned with the center of the layer:
Center Internal - frames' internal side is aligned with the center of the layer:
Align Type – the selected joist can be aligned with the previous joist‘s End or Start.
Fills in information for these parameters:
FM Module Type – writes opening configuration name.
FM Module Mark – writes Framing Member Mark + Mark (from Roof).
FM Module Preassembled – writes Yes/No if element is (or is not) included in the preassembly.
All these parameters can later be used in the schedules and view filters.
Build in Place
Build in Place – writes Yes/No information into beam instance parameter if the beam is built in place or is prefabricated together with whole roof frame.
Rim Joist 1/ Rim Joist 2
Type – select the family and type that will be used for rim joists. Default value comes from Common Settings tab.
Rotate 90° – if ON then rotates rim joist by 90 degrees.
Number of Elements – inserts a defined number of rim joists into the frame.
Number of Elements not to Cut
Number of Elements not to Cut – if there is at least one rim joist 1, you can cut it or leave it as a whole.
Top Cover/Bottom Pad Type
Top Cover/Bottom Pad will be added above/below the main frame.
Top Cover/Bottom Pad Type – select the family and type to be used for pad.
Number of Elements – select if the top/bottom pad should be added and select an amount of lines.
Number of Rows – select an amount of pad elements in one line.
Build in Place
Build in Place – writes Yes/No information into the top/bottom plate instance parameter if it is built in place or is prefabricated together with the whole roof frame. Later this parameter can be used in schedules or view filters.
Offset – frame offsets from roof end or base.