User Interface

Ribbon & sub-menus

In the ribbon, there are six top-level functions: Frame, Elements, Document, Link, Configurations, and Settings. Here is what each of those is for.

You’ll be able to open multiple floating tabs (containing commands for Frame, Elements, and Document) and minimize them to save working space, like so:

Frame tab

In the Frame tab, you have all the functionality needed for modeling: creating the layout/structure for the CLT panels and other framing elements or layers (like Secondary Frames, Nailers, as well as Splitting Parts to create CLT Panels or Sheathing and Paneling layers). There are also commands for modifying the structure after it has been created using the Frame command. With the new interface, you’ll be able to Frame, Split Parts, and Modify the structure of Walls, Floors, and Roofs using the same commands; whereas in the old UI, you had to use Wall+ for Walls, Floor+ for Floors, etc.

Elements tab

In the Elements tab, you’ll find functionality needed for creating common CLT connections, such as dovetails, half laps, etc. You’ll be able to distribute them automatically using predefined custom rules based on your own standards, as well as modify them.

Document tab

In the Document tab, you‘ll find functionality needed for numbering elements and creating shop drawings based on your predefined rules:

In the Link Type window, you‘ll be able to create links for all elements walls, floors, and roofs in a single windnow.

Configs menu

In the Configurations window, you‘ll be able to enter, create, and modify all needed rules for modeling, numbering, dimensioning, etc.

Settings menu

And finally, in the Settings window, you‘ll be able to automatically load all needed sample families – and your own custom families – for CLT structures, as well as browse the configuration file‘s locations and transfer element types and standards.

Design CLT at a whole new level

So, that’s an overview of the CLT Panels software. We’re confident it will help optimize your work and greatly reduce the time you have to spend on manual tasks.

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