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Wall Frames ­ Getting Started Guide

Cadimage ­ 21/03/2014

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Product Overview

Cadimage timber wall Wall frames Frames for construction. provides an efficient path from Virtual Building data to the design and documentation of steel and

The creating process Documentation. is divided into five phases: Setup, Placing Frames into model walls, Large­Scale Editing, Customization and

1.

Set­up

The Most Set­up of the adjustments phase includes you all make the tasks during required this phase to define are ‘set a working and forget’. system Once of you framing have that successfully fits your particular defined your requirements. framing system, system at it can any be time used without for future affecting framing existing projects wall frames. without any further work. You can maintain, improve and expand the

2. Placing frames

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3. Large­scale editing

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4. Finer control

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5. Documentation

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This phase, document identifying explains areas how where to you work can successfully control the with process. the Cadimage Wall Frames tool. It follows the process through each

Place Wall Frames

To Place Wall Frames for your model Initialize Wall Frame Presets

Select from the Cadimage menu Wall Frames > Wall Frames Preset Manager . Cadimage menu Wall Frames > Wall Frames Preset Manager.

Click on Initialize and select from the ArchiCAD 17/CadimageTool Extras folder Wall Frames Sample NZ.dat Initialize and select from the ArchiCAD 17/CadimageTool Extras folder Wall Frames Sample NZ.dat

Assign Frames to Wall Composites Select the 6 Composite Structures folder and click on the

Assign Frames to Wall Composites

Select the 6 Composite Structures folder and click on the New Button. 6 Composite Structures folder and click on the New Button.

Composite Structures folder and click on the New Button. Select from the drop down list the

Select from the drop down list the composite you have used to model your walls and click OK . OK.

Click on the Edit Button. Set a Frame Prefix for your Wall Frame Elevation Labels

Click on the Edit Button. Edit Button.

Click on the Edit Button. Set a Frame Prefix for your Wall Frame Elevation Labels and

Set a Frame Prefix for your Wall Frame Elevation Labels and set whether the Composite is for Frame Prefix for your Wall Frame Elevation Labels and set whether the Composite is for Exterior or Interior walls.

set whether the Composite is for Exterior or Interior walls. Select the Members page Set the

Select the Members pageset whether the Composite is for Exterior or Interior walls. Set the Skin Type for each

is for Exterior or Interior walls. Select the Members page Set the Skin Type for each

Set the Skin Type for each Composite Skinis for Exterior or Interior walls. Select the Members page Set the Preset for each Composite

the Members page Set the Skin Type for each Composite Skin Set the Preset for each

Set the Preset for each Composite Skinthe Members page Set the Skin Type for each Composite Skin Select a Layer for each

each Composite Skin Set the Preset for each Composite Skin Select a Layer for each Composite

Select a Layer for each Composite Skin and click OKType for each Composite Skin Set the Preset for each Composite Skin Wall Frames - Getting

each Composite Skin Select a Layer for each Composite Skin and click OK Wall Frames -

Do the same for any other Wall Composites you have used then click OK. Place Frames Now that the Presets have been set up you are ready to Place Frames.Select the walls you want to Frame and from the Cadimage menu select Wall Frames

Select the walls you want to Frame and from the Cadimage menu select Wall Frames > Place Framesthe Presets have been set up you are ready to Place Frames. When Cadimage Placing menu

from the Cadimage menu select Wall Frames > Place Frames When Cadimage Placing menu Frames Wall

When Cadimage Placing menu Frames Wall Frames adjoining > Update Frame information Frames is not available, so to get the intersections to tidy up select from thefrom the Cadimage menu select Wall Frames > Place Frames Elevate Wall Frames With Wall Frames

so to get the intersections to tidy up select from the Elevate Wall Frames With Wall

Elevate Wall Frames

With Wall Frames placed, we now need to create Elevations of the frames for scheduling. The first step is to Reference the Frames.

From the Cadimage Menu select Wall Frames > Reference Frames . To position Reference of the the Cadimage Menu select Wall Frames > Reference Frames. To position Reference of the the Truck Frames Drop the off Point. tool need to know where the Truck will be dropping off the Frames on site, so Click for the

A Detail Marker and Detail Window will be linked to each Frame.will be dropping off the Frames on site, so Click for the Now the Frames can

Marker and Detail Window will be linked to each Frame. Now the Frames can be Elevated.

Now the Frames can be Elevated.

From the Cadimage menu select Wall Frames > Elevate Frames . Cadimage menu select Wall Frames > Elevate Frames.

Select to Elevate , Dimension and Schedule all of the Frames. The Frames. Wall Frames
Select to Elevate , Dimension and Schedule all of the Frames. The Frames. Wall Frames

Select to Elevate, Dimension and Schedule all of the Frames. The Frames. Wall Frames tool will step through each of the Detail Windows creating Elevations, Dimensions and Schedules for the

creating Elevations, Dimensions and Schedules for the Editing Wall Frames Wall Frames - Getting Started Guide
creating Elevations, Dimensions and Schedules for the Editing Wall Frames Wall Frames - Getting Started Guide

Editing Wall Frames

Cadimage the wall and Wall need Frame to add Tool framing gets it for 95% fixing. right, then may need to amend frames. In this case we have a lower roof butting into

amend frames. In this case we have a lower roof butting into Select the Cadimage Framing

Select the Cadimage Framing Member object and open its settings.

the Cadimage Framing Member object and open its settings. Set the Preset Type and File to

Set the Preset Type and File to determine the member size. Set the Member Type. Select the Rotated Diagonal Placement method and draw the new member across the Frame.

We Frames need > to Cut cut Selected the new Members . member to the

We Frames need > to Cut cut Selected the new Members. member to the existing members so select the new member a from the Cadimage menu select Wall

the new member a from the Cadimage menu select Wall Now we can just delete the

Now we can just delete the additional pieces, to tidy it up.

To Save our changes select from the Cadimage menu Wall Frames > Save Custom Frame.

To Save our changes select from the Cadimage menu Wall Frames > Save Custom Frame. Now if we select our Wall Frame on the Floor Plan and view it in 3D we see that it has the additional members we have added.

view it in 3D we see that it has the additional members we have added. Wall