Framing Configuration may be found in two locations:


or:


Brace


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.