Add/Modify Elements – features for adding/modifying additional studs, support studs, bridging/noggin elements, etc.
Add Vertical Block
Add Vertical Block – adds additional vertical block using studs into selected frame with predefined settings.
Distance Lock to
Distance Lock to – an additional vertical block can be inserted with predefined distance from selected stud, wall start/end, or selected external element.
Distance/Spacing – distance/spacing from selected joist, start/end of wall or selected external element to the block.
Read Layout from Database – select configuration from the list. Default Configuration is a sample configuration that comes with the software.
Default path to database with vertical block configurations is:
C:\Users\user name\AppData\Roaming\Tools 4 Revit\Wall+M2020 (or other version) Configurations\CustomFramingJoins\VerticalBlock
You can also modify the path to all configurations in Configuration Files‘ Location.
Predefined Layout Name – current configuration name.
All modifications can be saved to the current configuration using Save to Database.
Duplicate – duplicates existing configuration in order to create a new one.
Delete – deletes configuration from the database.
New Item – adds new stud to the block.
Remove Item – removes selected stud from the block.
Move Up – moves selected stud/row up.
Move Down – moves selected stud/row down.
Symbolic Preview – shows symbolic preview of created block and its configuration. User can easily see the position, rotation, rotation position, alignment type, and sample spacing.
It does not show exact stud sizes and spacing between them.
1 and 2 indicate the sides of intersecting wall. These sides are used for stud positioning.
I and E show where Internal and External sides of wall are.
Position – controls stud position that is related to connected wall.
Standard – places the stud without any alignment with intersecting wall:
Inner Side 1 – places the stud along inner side 1 of intersecting wall:
Inner Side 2 – places the stud along inner side 2 of intersecting wall:
Outer Side 2 – place the stud along outer side 2 of intersecting wall:
Side 1 by Center – places the stud along intersecting wall side 1 by Center:
Side 2 by Center – places the stud along intersecting wall side 2 by Center:
Center – places the stud along the center of intersecting wall:
Count – defines the number of identical studs.
Type – selected stud family and type. The list of families and types comes from the current project. Sample families are loaded using Wall+M → Settings → Load Families function.
Depth by Core – stud size will be adjusted according to the wall layer thickness during wall framing process.
Rotate 90 – rotates selected stud by 90 degrees.
Rotate 180 – rotates selected stud by 180 degrees.
Spacing – distance between the selected stud and the previous stud.
Position – stud can be positioned along the Center, External, Internal, External Outside, Internal Outside, Center External, Center Internal wall face or Outside Near Connected Wall, Opposite Side of Connected Wall.
Near Connected Wall – option used if the stud must be always near the side where another wall connects.
Near Connected Wall + Depth – option used if the stud must be always near the side where other wall connects and the stud depth must be the same as connected wall layer thickness.
Align Type – the selected stud can be aligned with the previous stud‘s End or Start.
Extend Start, Extend End
Extend Start, Extend End – controls vertical block studs connection with other elements from the wall frame. It can extend and cut both sides of the beam depending on the L or T connection with other beams. Usually used in wood projects.
Preassembled – writes Yes/No information to FM Module Preassembled instance parameter if additional vertical block studs is/not included into preassembly. Later it can be scheduled and separately displayed in shop drawings.
Also fills information to these instance parameters of additional studs:
FM Module Type – writes configuration name.
FM Module Mark – writes wall mark.
Build in Place
Build in Place – writes Yes/No information into the stud instance parameter if it is build-in-place or is prefabricated together with whole wall frame. Later this parameter can be used in schedules or view filters.