Jump to content
  • 0

Framing Member - Incorrect Sizes


I just noticed that — at least by US standards —some of the standard sizes in the Framing Member tool in 2016 are incorrect (also confirmed in 2017).


In the U.S., for nominal softwood dimensions larger than 8" you're supposed to subtract 3/4": As in a nominal 4x8 is actually 3-1/2" x 7-1/4". 


The 4x8 is the correct size, whereas a 6x8 is not correct. The red dimensions in the attached image show some of the incorrect dimensions.


Measure twice, cut once...


Screen Shot 2016-10-05 at 3.34.51 PM.png

Share this post

Link to post

5 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0

Thanks JimW for confirming.


Just so you know - I didn't go through all the different size combinations to figure out all of the incorrect actual sizes. Hopefully when this bug is corrected, someone will make sure all the size combinations are correct.

Share this post

Link to post
  • 0

Agreed, I worded it pretty much to the same logic: "This issues was reported on 6x8, however it occurs elsewhere, recommend all sizes be double checked to ensure accuracy"

Share this post

Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Answer this question...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


7150 Riverwood Drive, Columbia, Maryland 21046, USA   |   Contact Us:   410-290-5114


© 2018 Vectorworks, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Vectorworks, Inc. is part of the Nemetschek Group.

  • Create New...