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January 04, 2017 by Renata Jočienė

If you’ve been hoping for a way to effortlessly and painlessly reposition studs, your ship has just come in. And even if you haven’t been on the lookout for it, you may want to climb aboard – this is the Queen Mary of stud placement.

It’s fast. It’s powerful. It makes life easier.

The newly released versions of Wood / Metal Framing Wall+, Floor+, and Roof+ contain a new option that allows you to position studs and joists not only in relation to each other but according to Revit gridlines. This special feature was developed at the request of our Norwegian users.

In the past, studs or joists had to be spaced following a predefined pattern, say, 24 inches apart, within each wall, starting from one end or the other or from both ends working toward the midpoint. An extra step was then required to make sure that studs were aligned.

But now, with new Align with Project Base Point feature, you can space and align all your studs at the same time! Project Base Point handles positioning in a more robust manner than before: instead of directly defining the spacing between studs, you just define the grid spacing, and the function takes care of the rest. Studs are positioned on the gridlines –and where necessary to fill in gaps or form intersections – so that they always match up across a corridor or room.

Notice how the studs are spaced according to the grid:

First step – unclip the state of the Revit Project Base Point and move it to the needed position:


For more convenience switch on Revit Work Plane and move it to the Project Base Point. It will help you to understand if the studs or joists are created in the right position:


Turn on Align with Project Base Point in the Framing Configuration dialog:


Frame the walls, floors or the roof:


If you will need to relocate the frame, just simply move the Project Base Point to the new position and update the frame!

Climb aboard, and try out Align with Project Base Point today!


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