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Updated Wall Framing & Joist Framng Tools


While Vectorworks has made tremendous progress with features over the years, it is truly lacking in framing tools.


Builders & Contractors need to have tools that work or at least give the ability in function as to how walls and floor joists are used/built in the field.


I know this question has been asked many times.


Floor joists should automatically cut around stairwell openings and double up the support members as an example.

Should have options for number of sill plates as well as number of rim joists.


Wall framng needs more options for corner studs and where interor walls meet exterior walls.

Also,  number of jack studs for openings, header height placement override instead of using OIP for openings.

How many sill plates for windows, etc...


We all know other software does all of this.

Our beloved Vectorworks needs to get up to speed on this.


There is more to a building than "Design".

For those of us who primarily do residential work,  this is a must for takeoff purposes.


This should be all part of BIM as well.



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I completely agree. I would love it if the framing tools got a bit of attention. 


One thing I would add to the list of upgrades would be the ability to frame a twin stud wall. At the moment I have to make my twin stud wall as two separate walls in order to frame both studwork elements. Not ideal. Windows + doors have to be placed in one wall then a corresponding opening placed in the other wall, etc


Also, and this may be completely unrealistic, it would be great if the framing were a bit more dynamic + responded to changes made to the wall, like if you move a door or window the framing would update accordingly, or if you move or otherwise modify a wall. Or slab. Like if the framing were a component + controlled within the style

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