(Archive) Setup: Sample Families & Configurations

Post & Beam Framing software comes together with a set of sample configurations that can be modified based on user-specific standards and requirements, as well as sample families.

Before working with Post & Beam Framing, you must perform two simple steps:

  1. Load the sample families into your project.

  2. Map the sample configurations

Later, you can modify or create new configurations using the sample ones as a starting point and modify our sample families or create new types.

Load Sample Families

Step 1 - Wood Framing Families

Before starting to work on a new project; you’ll need to use Load Families under Settings:

We recommend loading the family catalogs and sample schedules checked in the image above.

Read more about Load Families.

This step needs to be repeated for Wall+, Floor+ and Roof+ tools:

Step 2 - Post & Beam Families

After that, we must load sample families with additional types created specifically for Post & Beam Framing from either the Metric or Imperial catalog:

These sample families, as well as sample configurations, are provided together with the trial of Post & Beam Framing software for Revit. Contact us if you are interested.

You can simply drag and drop them into the project:

These steps will need to be repeated for each new project.

Map Sample Configurations

Now that we have all families used in our sample configurations for Post & Beam Framing loaded into the project, we can map the configurations so that we’d be able to use and modify them.

Sample configurations for Post & Beam Framing are provided together with the trial of Post & Beam Framing software for Revit. Please feel free to contact us if you are interested.

First, open “Configuration Files’ Location”:

And then browse to:

Folder NameTool Name

Wall+2020 Configurations_PB

Wall Wood Framing (Wall+)

Floor+2020 Configurations_PB

Floor Wood Framing (Floor+)


Smart Connections if you're working with Metric units


Smart Connections if you're working with Imperial units

It's very important that you'd browse to these exact folders that contain all needed subfolders in order to use the configurations without any issues.

Example with Wall Wood Framing (Wall+) tool:

This is a one-time process. Configurations will stay mapped when starting a new Revit project with Post & Beam Framing.

After you have completed this setup, you can start benefiting from Post & Beam Framing software for Revit, which lets users instantly frame heavy timber walls, floors, and roofs; create post-and-beam (also called post-and-lintel) framing structures; generate custom shop drawings for manufacturing and constructing log houses or heavy timber frame homes; and optionally export to CNC machine. Read more about the functionality: Wall Wood Framing Floor Wood Framing Roof Wood Framing Truss Wood Framing Smart Connections

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