- Load Transfer
FrameSource can transfer the load and position of the trusses to the frames and then design the lintel accordingly - That is BOTH on the upper and lower floor frames. Similar software to FrameSource in the market requires you to look up tables to get the design - FrameSource is accurate and economical as we are using the exact load and position of the trusses to design the lintel.
Also, any frame and stud position and loads are transferred through to the floor joists so they can be designed correctly with the associated load bearing walls.
- 3D Visualisation of the Frames
- The user can view the imported WS floor plan and view the plan in a 3D image, all heights of the walls and RL's are shown.
- The image can be rotated, spun and flipped as well as zoomed into and zoomed out of.
- All framing members are clearly shown, eg. studs, noggins, bracing etc. The images from the 3D view can also be printed for on site use or be sent to any CAD package. The 3D view is not viewing the WallSource (WS) floor plan, it is actually viewing the detailed frame layout and componenets.
- 2D Visualisations of the Frames
- The user can change between a 3D view of the floor plan and a 2D view of the floor plan.
- The 2D image shows the labels of the walls, labels of the junction, the actual junction set out and the current active wall being worked on.
- Wall/Panel -Plan and Elevation Mode
- All walls or panels can be viewed in an elevation still image which shows all details about the wall or panel eg. height, stud positions, object positions and plate markings.
- The wall/panel elevation is where the user adds and edits the objects like doors, windows, bracings etc.
The wall/panel elevation also allows the user to reposition any object either by setting a measurement or by using the tool bar icons to position the object LHS, Centre or RHS of the panel the object is placed in. This occurs in both elevation and plan view.
Adding objects such as doors and windows to a frame is simply a matter of dragging and dropping the item onto the frame in either elevation or plan view.
FrameSource allows the user to "Draw Custom Frame Members". This means a user can draw in, trim and extend new or extra framing members to any wall/panel.
FrameSource allows the user to modify the shape of any frame - there is no limit (other than practical considerations) on how many breaks and what shape the frame can be. These frames are commonly called "Raked Frames" in the industry.