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Blocking (Noggin) size Framing

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Hi

I am in Australia and sizing of framing is generaly 90 x 35mm and 90 x 45mm. i have managed to change most but can not figure out how to change the noggin (blocking) size.

 

I have waided through the framing specifications but can not find this.

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Are you asking about blocking in the wall?

 

Could you post a simple sample plan?

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SOlver
Yes Blocking in the wall, what we call in Oz Noggin. The timber that is in between the studs aprox half way up.
 
Not sure how to post, could you explain how to.

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Post a plan just like you posted the picture. Make sure it's not open in Pro.

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I don't see a way of setting this dimension so it will auto build the blocking at a specific size.

 

You can, however, edit the blocking in a 3D framing view. Just select the blocking and open it, or just double click it and its specification dialog will open.

 

Change the thickness to what you need.

 

You can use the Object Eyedropper to copy the change to all the other blocking without having to open each one and make the change.

 

I forget, Pro has the Object Eyedropper, but not the additional tool that lets you select which properties to copy. Looks like this may be a manual process.

 

I'm going to report this as a suggestion to allow the change in the Framing dialog.

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Whatever you set as wall studs will determine the initial dimensions of the blocking. Once the blocking is added it can be edited to any size you wish by way of each framing members dialog box, one at a time. I had never tired to place wall blocking in Home Designer Pro before today, I have done it many times in Chief Premier but its tools are superior to what you have to painstakingly do in Pro. It can be done however you wish but is entirely a manual effort to do.

 

DJP

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Thanks Guys, for your assistance

manual it is.

Can not use object eye dropper as it changes the length to the original object.

 

I find they call it "bridging" in the software

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David

I set the wall studs to 90 x 35 but the bridging stayed at 90 x 38.

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If Pro has match properties tool you can go in 3D framing overview and click on bridging then click match properties tool and select from the list and it will allow you to change all of it at same time.

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