Structural Workflow - Modeling Wood Framing

Another presentation at the BRUG meeting was a wood frame project from SGH. The building is an existing church, originally constructed in 1955. A fire destroyed much of the roof and second floor, so SGH is working on the new structure.

I was really impressed with the level of modeling that SGH did - every stud, framing, etc. I know from first hand experience that wood frame modeling is somewhat painful. Some of the issues that were brought up related to the documentation of the information after it had been modeled (tagging, line weights, etc.), but we definiately ran into some of the modeling issues - there aren't a lot of families and everything has to be modeled manually.

Hopefully life will improve with either the 2010 enhancement tool or the latest version of MWF (which I've heard is quite nice!).

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