Align Elements

Align Elements – features for aligning joists, opening cripples, bridging/noggin etc.


Align Joists with Selected Joist


Align Joists with Selected Joist – use if joists have to be aligned after framing a roof. Select a joist and other joists will be aligned to predefined distance.


Align Joists with other Element


Align Joists with other Element – aligns joists with studs/joists from wall/floor or joists from other frames.


Steps:


1. Run Align Joists with other Element  → Select any Structural Framing element;

2. Select a joist from the frame that has to be aligned:


Result:


Align Joists with two other Elements


Align Joists  with two other Elements – aligns joists with two selected studs/joists from wall/floor or joists from other frames.


Steps:


1. Run Align Joists with two other Elements → Select two Structural Framing elements;

2. Select a joist that has to be aligned:

Result:


Align Joist's Face to selected Face


Align Joist's Face to selected Face - aligns joist's face with selected element face.


Steps:


1. Run Align Joist's Face to selected Face → Select face of any element (e.g., a face of a column);

2. Select a joist that has to be aligned:



Align Joists with Faces of two other Elements


Align Joists with Faces of two other Elements – aligns joists with two selected faces from other elements. 


Steps:


1. Run Align Joists with Faces of two other Elements → Select two faces of any element (e.g., faces of a column);

2. Select a joist that has to be aligned:


Align Opening Cripples with Joists 


Align Opening Cripples with Joists – aligns opening cripples with trusses, truss system grids, or joists from other frames.


Run Align Opening Cripples with Joists → Select any opening cripple:

 

Result – all opening cripples are aligned:


Clear Opening Cripples’ Alignment with Joists 


Clear Opening Cripples’ Alignment with Joists – removes alignment of cripples, returning them to default positions.


Align Bridging/Nogging/Blocking


Align Bridging/Nogging/Blocking – aligns bridging/noggings or blocking with other selected element. 


Example: Bridging is aligned with bridging from another roof:



Result: