Modify Configuration Settings

Align Stud Spacing with Frame and Openings Sides

Align Stud Spacing with Frame and Openings Sides – option to align stud/joist spacing with opening right side, right king-left side or right king-axis.

Example: Studs/Joists are aligned with the right side of the opening (opening right side):

Example: Studs/Joists are aligned with the left side of the right king (right king-left side):

Example: Studs/Joists are aligned with the axis of the right king (right king-axis):

Recalculate First/Last Stud Spacing for External Corners

Recalculate First/Last Stud Spacing for External Corners – recalculates position of first or last stud. Ticking this option ensures good sheathing coverage from external corners.

Example with metal frames:

Example with wooden frames:

Align with Main Frame

Align with Main Frame – aligns frame with main frame. Mostly used for Vertical Nailer or Secondary Frame layers.

Example with wooden frames:

Example with metal frames:

Automatically Align Opening Cripples with Studs (in Wall+, Wall+M) or Automatically Align Opening Cripples with Joists (in Floor+, Floor+M, Roof+, Roof+M)

Automatically Align Opening Cripples with Studs/Joists – aligns cripples below and above openings with main studs/joists.

Example: When Automatically Align Opening Cripples with Studs/Joists is ticked on:

Automatically Align Opening Cripples with Nearest Left Stud (in Wall+, Wall+M)

Automatically Align Opening Cripples with Nearest Left Joist (in Floor+, Floor+M, Roof+, Roof+M)

Automatically Align Opening Cripples with Nearest Left Stud/Joist – aligns cripples below and above openings with the nearest left stud/joist. This option is usually used when the main studs/joists are distributed from both sides.

Example: When Automatically Align Opening Cripples with Nearest Left Stud/Joist is ticked on:

Allow First/Last Spacing to be up to twice size of Stud/Joist Spacing

Allow First/Last Spacing to be up to twice size of Stud/Joist Spacing – allows changing First/Last Spacing from Wall/Floor/Roof Framing to be up to twice that of the Stud/Joist Spacing.

Example with wood: When Allow First/Last Spacing to be up to twice size of Stud/Joist Spacing is ticked OFF:

Example: When Allow First/Last Spacing to be up to twice size of Stud/Joist Spacing is ticked ON:

Example with metal: When Allow First/Last Spacing to be up to twice size of Stud/Joist Spacing is ticked OFF:

Example: When Allow First/Last Spacing to be up to twice size of Stud/Joist Spacing is ticked ON:

Delete or Move Studs when they Collide (in Wall+, Wall+M)

Delete or Move Joists when they Collide (in Floor+, Floor+M, Roof+, Roof+M)

Delete or Move Studs/Joists when they Collide – choose what to do with studs/joists when they collide. (This function supports a more convenient framing workflow.)

Example with wood wall frame from plan view: If the internal wall is moved, it collides with the existing stud. The function allows the existing stud to be deleted or moved.

Stud was moved:

Stud was deleted:

Example with metal wall frame from plan view:

For a more convenient framing workflow, King Stud stays and deletes existing Stud from the connection:

Example: The trimming joist stays while the existing joist is moved or deleted from the connection.

Connect Long Bridging/Nogging to Internal Opening King Joist/Stud

Connect Long Bridging/Nogging to Internal Opening King Joist/Stud – connects bridging/nogging with internal opening king studs or trimming joists.

Example: Connect Long Bridging/Nogging to Internal Opening King Joist/Stud is ticked OFF:

Example: Connect Long Bridging/Nogging to Internal Opening King Joist/Stud is ticked ON:

Connect Headers to Internal King Stud/Trimming Joist

Connect Headers to Internal King Stud/Trimming Joist – headers can be connected to internal or external kings or trimming joists.

Example with wood: Connect Headers to Internal King Stud/Trimming Joist is ticked OFF:

Example: Connect Headers to Internal King Stud/Trimming Joist is ticked ON:

Example with metal:

Connect Top Plate Support Headers to Internal King Stud/Trimming Joist

Connect Top Plate Support Headers to Internal King Stud/Trimming Joist – top plate supports can be connected to internal or external kings or trimming joists.

Example: Connect Top Plate Support Headers to Internal King Stud/Trimming Joist is ticked OFF:

Example: Connect Top Plate Support Headers to Internal King Stud/Trimming Joist is ticked ON:

Separate Joined Opening's Preassemblies

Separate Joined Opening's Preassemblies this feature lets you make separate preassemblies for openings that are part of a joined opening — and the preassemblies will exclude other elements (like top plate supports, etc.) that extend across the joined opening.

Top Plate Support: Select Configuration by Full Width of Joined Opening

Top Plate Support: Select Configuration by Full Width of Joined Opening – top plate support can be created according to opening width or full width of joined openings.

Example with wood:

Example with metal:

King\Trimmer: Select Configuration by Full Width of Joined Opening

King\Trimmer: Select Configuration by Full Width of Joined Opening kings or trimmers can be created according to opening width or full width of joined openings.

Header: Select Configuration by Full Width of Joined Opening

Header: Select Configuration by Full Width of Joined Opening – header can be created according to opening width or full width of joined openings.

Allow Brace and Opening Intersection

Allow Brace and Opening Intersection – if ticked, allows to create braces which crosses openings. This option is usually used when prefabricated frame is transported and braces could go through openings to make the frame more stable.

Example:

Minimum Window/Door/Generic/System Opening Width\Height

Minimum Window/Door/Generic/System Opening Width\Height – define minimal sizes for windows, doors, generic or system openings which will be framed.

Example, Minimum System Opening Width\Height = 0, then the opening is framed:

Example, Minimum System Opening Width\Height = 310, then the opening is not framed:

Enable Partial Opening Analysis

Enable Partial Opening Analysis – turns on more complicated calculation method and analysis for the frame when openings are created just for few roof layers. This method is quite rare and slows down framing speed, so could be switched on separately.

Enable New Algorithm for Wood Framing using New Families

Enable New Algorithm for Wood Framing using New Families – enables new, faster algorithm for wood framing using new families from new version. This option is automatically switched after installing new Wall+, Floor+, Roof+ version with new configurations. The new families are easier to use than the old ones that they have replaced, and you’ll find that they greatly expand your framing possibilities.

Advantages of the new families:

The new families are simple and speed up wall/floor/roof framing by a factor of 2.

The new families replace and expand the possibilities of the old families.

The new framing technology is more flexible, making it possible to get good results in all situations faster than using the old families.

Here is a side-by-side list of the new Wood Framing Roof+ families and the old families being replaced in Imperial projects. (For Metric projects, there will be M_ at the beginning):

New families for new Roof+2021 configurations

Old families for old configurations

I_RWF Common Joist.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Common Rafter.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Common Joist.rfa

I_RWF Rim-Bridging Joist.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Valley_Hip Board.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Trimmer.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Trimmer Joist.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Trapezoid Girder Joist.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Top Trimmer_Bevelled.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Top Trimmer.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Top Trap_Trimmer.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Horizontal Board.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Header.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Fascia & Trimmer.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Brace Board.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Bottom Trimmer.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Batten Joist.rfa

I_RWF Rim-Bridging I-Joist.rfa

I_RWF Common I-Joist.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Trimmer I-Joist.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Common Rafter I-Joist.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Common I-Joist.rfa

I_RWF Valley Rafter.rfa

I_RWF Valley Rafter I-Joist.rfa I_RWF Hip Rafter.rfa

I_RWF Hip Rafter I-Joist.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Valley Rafter.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Valley Rafter I-Joist.rfa I_Roof_Frame Hip Rafter.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Hip Rafter I-Joist.rfa

I_RWF_Joist Diagonal Cut.rfa

I_RWF_Joist Bottom Cut.rfa

I_RWF Soffit Board_Profiled.rfa

I_RWF Soffit Board.rfa

I_RWF Soffit Board_Groove.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Soffit Board_MultiProfile.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Soffit Board.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Groove Board.rfa

I_RWF Ridge Joist.rfa

I_RWF Girder Joist.rfa

I_RWF Ridge I-Joist.rfa

I_RWF Girder I-Joist.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Ridge Joist_Bevelled_Spec.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Ridge Joist_Bevelled.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Ridge Joist.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Ridge I-Joist.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Girder Joist_Bevelled.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Girder Joist.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Trapezoid Girder Joist.rfa

I_RWF Collar Joist.rfa

I_RWF Collar I-Joist.rfa

I_RWF Sleeper.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Collar Joist.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Collar I-Joist.rfa

I_Roof_Frame Sleeper Board.rfa

Here are the new framing configurations that we prepared to speed up your project. Again, they come with the new families:

Example: all these different blockings and headers were created using just one family:

Related blogpost:

http://www.aga-cad.com/blog/wood-framing-roof-for-revit-new-families-new-version-new-features (http://www.agacad.com/blog/wood-framing-roof-for-revit-new-families-new-version-new-features)

Minimal Top/Bottom Cripple Stud "Cut Length" (in Wall+, Wall+M) or

Minimal Top/Bottom Tile Joist "Cut Length" (in Floor+, Floor+M, Roof+, Roof+M)

Minimal Top/Bottom Cripple Stud/Tile Joist "Cut Length" – defines the minimum top/bottom cripple/tile joist cut length.

Delete Cripple Studs/Tile Joists if "Cut Length" is Less than Minimal – deletes cripples/tile joists if length is less than the value under Minimal Top/Bottom Cripple Stud/Tile Joists "Cut Length".

Example: Top cripples studs have been deleted because length was less than 50:

Minimal Top/Bottom Trimmer "Cut Length"

Minimal Top/Bottom Trimmer "Cut Length" – defines the minimum top/bottom trimmer cut length.

Delete Top/Bottom Trimmer Studs if "Cut Length" is Less than Minimal – deletes trimmers if length is less than the value under Minimal Top/Bottom Trimmer "Cut Length".

Example: Top trimmers have been deleted because length was less than 50:

Minimal Rim Joist Length (in Floor+, Floor+M, Roof+, Roof+M) or

Minimal Plate Length (in Wall+, Wall+M)

Minimal Rim Joist Length or Minimal Rim Joist Length – defines the minimum length for the rim joist (in floors and roofs) or plate (in walls). If a length is less than the defined value, then the element will not be created.

Example: No top rim joist was created because the length is less than 500:

Minimal Bridging Length

Minimal Bridging Length – defines the minimum length for the bridging. If a length is less than the defined value, then the element will not be created.

Example: No bridging was created in the red box because the length is less than 100:

Minimal Stud/Joist Length

Minimal Stud/Joist Length – defines the minimum length for stud/joist. If a length is less than the defined value, then the element will not be created.

Example: No studs were created because the length is less than 500:

Split the Siding Strip if Width is less than (in Wall+, Wall+M) or

Split the Flooring Strip if Width is less than (in Floor+, Floor+M) or

Split the Roofing Strip if Width is less than (in Roof+, Roof+M)

Split the Siding/Flooring/Roofing Strip if Width is less than – defines the rule when siding/flooring/roofing strip must be split or cut near the opening.

Example: Split the Siding/Flooring/Roofing Strip if Width is less than - 20:

Example: Split the Siding/Flooring/Roofing Strip if Width is less than - 80:

Minimal Siding Support Width for the Last Row (in Wall+, Wall+M) or

Minimal Flooring Support Width for the Last Row (in Floor+, Floor+M)

Minimal Roofing Support Width for the Last Row (in Roof+, Roof+M)

Minimal Siding/Flooring/Roofing Support Width for the Last Row – defines the rule when last siding/flooring row must be created or deleted.

Example: Minimal Siding/Flooring/Roofing Support Width for the Last Row = 0, so the last siding exists:

Example: Minimal Siding/Flooring/Roofing Support Width for the Last Row = 100, so the last siding was NOT created: