WOOD DESIGN FEATURES
The wall surfaces creation is fast and user-friendly:
• Create rectangular walls in only two selections in a 3D environment.
• The wall surfaces can be rectangular or trapezoid.
• The wall surfaces can be copied to create the structure faces and the different stories of the structure.
Attributes specific to Walls:
•The walls can either be Bearing Walls or Shearwalls.
The Bearing walls are an assembly of standard wood members.
The Shearwalls include the same wood members and integrate a lateral load resistance which comes from the sheathing and the anchorages.
• Each type of element in the wall is made of a simple or built-up wood section chosen by the user.
• The studs are automatically positioned in the wall according to the selected spacing.
Wall design assistance:
The design sketch makes it easy to design the wall;
• When the wall is edited, the wall sketch highlights the treated elements in the wall.
• The wall sketch can be actualized when any parameter is modified.
• It is possible to measure distances directly on the wall sketch.
Openings from the opening library can be added to the wall:
• The openings can be used for a series of walls.
• Window or Door opening types can be created.
• The lintel can be positioned directly above the opening or at the top of wall.
• The opening members can have their sections assigned according to these of the wall or can be selected manually.
Parametric generation of the model:
• The wall generator creates the members and loading surfaces of the wall and assigns basic properties to these elements.
• Many different elements automatically generated: Members,
Loading surfaces, General member attributes and Wood member attributes.
• All elements of the geometry can be generated at once.
• All wall elements can be edited by the user, which gives a good flexibility.
• The Sheathing parameters and the Anchorage configuration can be specified for each wall segment in order to calculate the shear resistance of the shearwall segments.
This feature is only available for software listings at the Advanced or Lead Sponsorship Level. Each software provider can upgrade the sponsorship level of their software listing by visiting the sponsorship levels page.