Framing Configuration may be found in two locations:



Brace – settings where you can predefine rules for adding wood or metal regular braces, corner braces, or brace groups. 

Braces can be added after Roof+M Add/Modify Bracing

Brace Type

Use Main Types – brace family and type will be taken from Common Settings tab.

Type – select the family and type that will be used for the brace. 

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 ThicknessRoof+M will automatically create new type for selected family with new depth equal to selected roof layer thickness. 

Rotate 90° and 180°

Rotate 90° –  if ticked, then bracing rotates by 90 degrees.

Rotate 180° – if ticked, then bracing rotates by 180 degrees. Rotation depends on how the profile in the family is created.

Minimum/Maximum Angle

Minimum Angle and Maximum Angle – define angle limits for adding bracing.

Cut Joists and Cut Bridging/Nogging

Cut Joists – select bracing and joist connection cutting type. 

Cut Bridging/Nogging – select bracing and bridging or nogging connection cutting type.

Possible options: Don't Cut, Cut Bridging/Nogging/Blocking and Cut Bracing.

Brace Connection Offset from Joist or Bridging/Nogging/Blocking

Brace Connection Offset from Joist – enter a distance between bracing and joist.

Brace Connection Offset from Bridging/Nogging/Blocking – enter a distance between bracing and bridging, nogging, or blocking.

Example, Brace Connection Offset from Stud = 3":

Frame Side

Frame Side – select whether a brace should be applied in the center, external or internal side of the frame.  

Build in Place

Build in Place – writes Yes/No information into the brace instance parameter if it is build-in-place or is prefabricated with the whole roof frame. Later this parameter can be used in schedules or view filters.