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WOOD FRAMING WALL+

FRAMING CONFIGURATION
Framing Configuration

Framing Configuration – definition of all framing


parameters. It allows to configure and save settings for all
sorts of frames – main wall Frames, Secondary Frames,
Vertical and Horizontal Nailers, Vertical and Horizontal
Sidings, Wood Logs. It is very versatile tool with
thousands of different possibilities.

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Framing Configuration
Framing Configuration dialog is divided into four main
parts: Top, Left, Center and Right.
TOP
In Top part choose Configuration Type which you want to
use and Configuration Name which you want to modify.

Left part lets you select framing type going in easy top-to-
down way. LEFT CENTER RIGHT

Center part – the settings.

Right part shows a picture of part you modify.

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Framing Configuration
Material Class – defines material. Wood Framing Wall+ uses Wood and Metal Framing Wall+ user Metal.

Configuration type – choose type of framing you want to configure. Possible options – Frame, Secondary Frame, Vertical
Nailer, Horizontal Nailer, Vertical Siding, Horizontal Siding, Wood Log:

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Framing Configuration
Configuration Name – configuration with all framing settings. You can use sample or create new configurations. Also you can
rename or delete existing configurations.

Wall+ framing configurations are saved in C:\Users\user name\AppData\Roaming\Tools 4 Revit\Wall+2015 Configurations (or
other version)\Framing Configuration catalogue. The content from this catalogue can be copied to other users computer if
needed.

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Framing Configuration
One framing configuration contains a folder and XML
file under the same name:

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Common Settings
Use for all Framing Elements (except
Openings) – if ON then selected stud and plate
families will be used for other framing elements,
like connections, bridgings, noggings etc.
without an option to change it to the custom
family.

Main Type of Studs (or Plates) – select a


family for the Studs or Plate. The sample family
is M_Wall_Frame Stud and M_Wall_Frame
Plate
Depth (h, d) – shows the depth, h or d parameter value from selected family type

Width (b) – shows the width, b parameter value Define Depth (h, d) by Layer Thickness – the software will create new type for
from selected family type selected family and change depth value to the wall layer thickness. So the frames
will fit the layer in the wall

Wall Frame Panels – if ticked then wall frames are assembled in manufactory, if
unticked – assembled in-place.
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Common Settings
Element Mark Definitions tab – naming convention of
framing members. You can set individual mark settings for
each part of the frame for easy preparation of workshop
drawings

Framing Member Mark – symbol used for marking framing


elements

Those values will be automatically added to the frame after


pressing Frame Wall

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Common Settings

Unticked Ticked

Create Same Assemblies – the software will create same assemblies


for the walls with identical geometry

Connect Bridging/Nogging to External End Connection Joist/Stud –


allows to insert/extend bridging/nogging/bracing between end connection
studs

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Common Settings

Unticked

Ticked
Recalculate First/Last Stud Spacing for External
Corners – recalculates position of First or Last Stud. This
option is needed to achieve good sheathing size from
external corners

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Common Settings

Ticked

Automatically Align Opening Cripples with Studs –


aligns cripples bellow and above the openings with main
studs

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Common Settings
Split the Siding Strip if Width is less than – this value
defines rule when siding strip must be split or cut near the
opening

Split the Siding Strip if Split the Siding Strip if


Width is less than - 20 Width is less than - 50

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Common Settings
Allow to rename families and types – feature allows to rename families and types.
Steps:
1. Switch ON Allow to rename families and types checkbox

2. Push Save – to save all predefined configurations, including names


and types of all used families
3. Rename needed families or types
4. Open Framing Configuration → Modify Settings tab again;
5. Switch OFF Allow to rename families and types checkbox
6. Push Save – to save all predefined configurations, including
renamed families and types

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Wall Framing
Vertical Stud tab

Type – select family and type that will be used for


studs. Default value comes from Common Settings tab

Stud Spacing – defines the distance between the


studs

Start Stud Offset – defines common stud offset from


last stud. Offset direction can be defined either from
first or last, or both last studs

First First/Last Spacing is dependent on exterior side of


wall as shown below. The beginning of array is from the
left side watching from exterior side of a wall

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Wall Framing
Top Plate tab

Type – select family and type that will be used for top
plates. Default value comes from Common Settings tab

Rotate 90° – if ON then rotates top plate with 90


degrees

Number of Top Plates – inserts a defined number of


top plates into frame

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Wall Framing
Bottom Plate tab

Type – select family and type that will be


used for bottom plates. Default value comes
from Common Settings tab

Rotate 90° – if ON then rotates top plate with


90 degrees

Cut First Element – if there is at least one bottom plate you can cut it or leave it as Number of Top Plates – inserts a defined
a whole. number of top plates into frame

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Wall Framing
Offset tab – frame offsets in all preferred
directions

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Opening Framing
Settings for Windows, Doors and other Openings
framing

Settings for Window – Window Join Framing and


Window – Door Join Framing

Window, Door or Opening settings are saved


under separate names and can be adjusted for
different opening sizes (From – To)

Also the software will recognize if the opening is


inserted into the structural (bearing) or not
structural wall

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Opening Framing
Window Framing – settings for framing single
windows

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Opening Framing
Door Framing – settings for framing single doors

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Opening Framing
Opening Framing – settings for framing single
openings which are mostly used for Ducts, Pipes
or other MEP elements

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Opening Framing
Window – Window Join Framing – settings for
framing joined windows

Window – window join settings are saved under


separate name and can be adjusted for different
join sizes (From – To)

Windows and doors has to be joined using Wall+


→ Modify Frames → Join Openings

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Opening Framing
Window – Door Join Framing – settings for
framing joined window and door

Window – door join settings are saved under


separate name and can be adjusted for different
join sizes (From – To)

Windows and doors has to be joined using


Wall+ → Modify Frames → Join Openings

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Join Framing settings
Window – Window or Window – Door Join
Framing settings are used to predefine Left,
Right, Middle and Center Top or Bottom
Trimmers

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Window – Window Join Framing settings
Window – Window Join Framing settings are used to predefine Left, Right,
Middle and Center Top or Bottom Trimmers

Left Right

Left and Right positions


from external wall side

For complex/custom window – window or window – door configurations please


contact support@aga-cad.com

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Opening Framing – King Stud
Type – select family and type that will be used for
window king studs. Default value comes from Framing
Configuration → Common Settings tab

Number of King Studs – inserts a defined number


of king studs into frame

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Opening Framing – King Stud
Clear Spacing – show the distance between king studs

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Opening Framing – Header
Top, Middle and Bottom Type – select family and type that will be used for
opening top, middle and bottom plates. Default value comes from Framing
Configuration → Common Settings tab

Header – choose from one of pre-defined header types and see changes in
preview window. Headers are hard coded in the software. If you need more
header types please contact us - support@aga-cad.com

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Opening Framing – Sill Plate
Type – select family and type that will be used for opening sill plates. Default value
comes from Framing Configuration → Common Settings tab

Sill – choose from one of pre-defined sill types and see changes in preview
window. Sills are hard coded in the software. If you need more sill types please
contact us - support@aga-cad.com

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Opening Framing – Trimmer
Inner/Outer Type – select family and type that will be used for opening
inner/outer trimmers. Default value comes from Framing Configuration →
Common Settings tab

Number of Trimmer Studs – inserts a defined


number of trimmer studs into frame

Trimmer Position – defines how trimmer is


positioned relative to openings sill and header

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Opening Framing – Trimmer
Trimmer Position – if you choose Bottom Plate to Header or Bottom
Plate to Top Plate then additional option appears Internal Trimmer
Position

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Opening Framing – Trimmer
Number of Rows – defines a number of trimmers from the plan
view

For such example you have to use special family M_WF Double
Trimmer.rfa. It can be loaded from Special catalogue from Wall+
Metric library. Please contact if you would need to use such
example in Imperial project – support@aga-cad.com

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Opening Framing – Other Studs
Number of Top Trimmer Studs – define a number of trimmer studs
over window/door or other opening

Number of Bottom Trimmer Studs – define a number of trimmer


studs bellow window/door or other opening

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Opening Framing – Other Studs
Define Top Cripples Studs by Spacing – if unticked then the software
calculates the distance between top cripples automatically. You just need to
define a number of top cripples. If ticked then you need to ender a spacing
between studs.

Number of Top Cripple Stud = 2 Spacing of Top Cripple Studs = 300

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Opening Framing – Offset
Opening Top, Bottom, Left, Right Offset – offsets frame in all preferred
directions

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Connections
Wall+ support complex multi-layer wall framing:
unlimited number of layers; layer-specific settings for
connections (L, T, V and End); recognition of
inner/outer corners

Read more about L connections in the next technical


documentation document

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End Connection – Free End
Free End – define free end framing type

Type – select family and type that will be used for the
end connection. Default value comes from Framing
Configuration → Common Settings tab

Framing Extension – distance from the wall end. For


example framing extension is -50

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End Connection – Start/End Connection
Start/End Connection – predefine different start
and end connections for a wall:

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T Connection
T Connection – modifies parameters of T wall
connection. Possible types:

Butt Connection possible types:

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V Connection
V Connection – modifies parameters of V wall
connection. Possible types:

You can predefine different settings for rotated


and not rotated studs.

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Ridge Stud
Ridge Stud – choose to insert or not to insert stud
for the ridge

Ticked Unticked

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Bridging/Nogging/Blocking
You can add additional three types of continuous or not continuous
Bridging, Nogging or Blocking into the frame using different
rules

Continuous Blocking

Short Noggings

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Bridging/Nogging/Blocking
Apply Bridging/Nogging/Blocking – framing can be made with
or without these elements. Choose by your preference.

Rotate 90° – Bridging, Nogging or Blocking can be rotated 90


degrees to it's initial position

Unticked Ticked

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Bridging/Nogging/Blocking
Use Short Noggings – select if noggings have to split between
the studs
Unticked

Ticked

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Bridging/Nogging/Blocking
Cut Type – select bridging/nogging cutting type. Possible
options:

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Bridging/Nogging/Blocking
There are options to apply two array rules. Array
from Top or Bottom or the wall.

Spacing = 1500
Offset from Top or Bottom – nogging offset
from top or bottom plates top face

Spacing – spacing between rows of noggings

Offset from
Bottom = 1000

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Bridging/Nogging/Blocking
For First&Last Bays – select if bays should be applied for both sides of
wall

Number of Bays – number of bays from both wall sides

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Bridging/Nogging/Blocking
Use Alteranating Offset – use linear (no offset) or alternating
offset of nogging rows.

Ticked

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Bridging/Nogging/Blocking
Placement Limits – Bridging and Nogging placement. It can go
through the frame, through except openings and only through the
openings. For example, there are two top headers added automatically
only above the openings:

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Bridging/Nogging/Blocking
Cross Diagonal Cripple Studs – Bridging/Nogging/Blocking will
not go through the place with diagonal cripples studs

Cross Sloped Top/Bottom Plates – Bridging/Nogging/Blocking will not go through the place with sloped plates

Unticked Ticked

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Bridging/Nogging/Blocking
Wall_Frame Top Plate Support family should be used if
there is a need to create such scenario:

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Secondary Bridging/Nogging/Blocking
Secondary Bridging/Nogging/Blocking – added an option to
add secondary Bridging, Nogging or Blocking

It has the same options as regular Bridging/Nogging/Blocking

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Bracing
Bracing – modifies parameters of bracing in the wall. There
could be wood or model bracings added. Bracing will be added
after Wall+ → Add Bracing between Studs\Plates

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Bracing
Use Main Types – bracing family and type will be taken from
Common Settings tab

Type – select family and type that will be used for bracing. Default
family is M_Wall_Brace Wood Brace.rfa

Rotate 90° – if ticked then rotates


bracing with 90 degrees Rotate 90° = OFF

Rotate 180° – if ticked then rotates


bracing with 180 degrees. Rotation
deepens on how the profile in the family
is created

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Bracing
Minimum Angle and Maximum Angle – define angle limits for
adding bracing

Cut Top/Bottom Plates – choose an option if to cut Top/Bottom


plates or cut the bracing
Cut Top/Bottom Plates = ON

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Bracing
Cut Studs – select bracing and stud connection cutting type.
Possible options:

Cut Bridging/Nogging – select bracing


and bridging or nogging connection
cutting type.
Possible options:

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Bracing
Brace Connection Offset from Stud – enter a distance between
bracing and stud

Brace Connection Offset from Plate/Bridging/Nogging – enter


a distance between bracing and plate, bridging or nogging

Brace Connection
Offset from Stud =
100

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Additional Stud
Additional Stud – define default values for adding
additional stud. Additional stud can be added into custom
places using Wall+ → Add Additional Stud function

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Additional Stud
Insert Direction from Selected Stud – stud can be added
from the right or left sides looking to the wall from external
wall side

Distance Lock to – predefine where to add a stud, from


selected stud or from start/end faces of the wall

Offset – distance for adding additional stud

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Additional Bridging/Nogging/Blocking
Additional
Bridging/Nogging/Blocking – define
default values for adding additional
Bridging, Nogging or Blocking.

Additional Bridging, Nogging or


Blocking can be added into custom
places using Wall+ → Add
Bridging/Nogging/Blocking function

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Additional Bridging/Nogging/Blocking
Cut Type – select additional element
and stud connection cutting type.
Possible options:

Offset – select insertion placement


from the wall top or bottom

Offset from Top/Bottom – distance


for adding additional element

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Details on Bridging/Nogging/Blocking
You can very easy predefine different insertion rules for 4 detail families

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Details on Bridging/Nogging/Blocking
Type – select detail family and type that will be used. Sample families
are M_SC_Anchor.rfa and M_SC_Clip Angle.rfa

Insert Details – framing can be made with or without these elements.


Choose by your preference

Rotate 90°, 180° – if ON then rotates bracing with 90 or/and 180


degrees. Rotation deepens on how the family is created

Offset from Stud Side – detail insertion placement: from stud to right,
Offset – distance between detail left, left and right or between two studs
and a stud

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Details on Bridging/Nogging/Blocking
Measure from Location Line – if ON is selected then the distance for detail
placement will be calculated from the Bridging/Nogging/Blocking location line

Measure from Stud Web Faces – if ON is selected then the distance for detail
placement will be calculated from stud web faces

Example with angle clips from both sides of stud:

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Details on Bridging/Nogging/Blocking
Location settings – predefine detail position on top or bottom faces of
planes, bridgings, noggings, headers, sills etc.

Include Opening – if ON then the details


will be inserted on elements above
and below the openings

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Details on Bridging/Nogging/Blocking
Min. Distance between Studs – define the distance between studs where
details will be inserted. In such case you will eliminate detail placements
between studs that are very close each other

Include Details to Update – after update process the details will stay

Add Details if Element is Crossing Stud, Add Details if Stud is


Crossing Element, Add Details for L Connections – additional rules for
placing details

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Details on Stud
Details on Stud – allows to distribute any details on
the stud. You can very easy predefine different
insertion rules for 4 detail families

For example, void family is added automatically in the


connection between stud and a nogging to cut a stud
with predefined distance:

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