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What’s New in MWF For Revit 2024

We are excited to release the latest MWF update (Version 2.40, Build 8560). The new update is compatible with Revit® 2024, and includes a host of improvements to MWF’s wall and floor framing modules. Read the article below for an overview: 

MWF Wall Module

  • Disassemble Wall 
    The ability to disassemble a wall at the core layer to create an exterior and interior wall type of the assembly. The new tool will allow users to separate Revit walls according to layer function, providing more flexibility for users to handle the structural layer separately from the Finish/Substrate layers.

MWF Framing Software Disassemble Wall menu

  • Independent Sheathing
    Users can now place sheathing to a facade wall without the requirement of a structural mapped layer. The sheathing boards will still find the structure on the adjoined wall to splice the boards. This option can be used as a complement to the Disassemble Wall tool, allowing users to map layers individually

MWF Framing Software interface displaying Independent sheathing menu

  • Split Horizontal Tool
    This new option available in the Markers menu will allow users to split Revit Walls horizontally along selected levels and/or reference planes, allowing for a faster cleanup of the Revit model in preparation for framing. Users will be able to chose between two options: Split at Selected Levels/Reference Planes or Split at Picked Level.

MWF Framing Software menu displaying the Split Horizontal tool

    • Split at Selected Levels/Reference Planes:
      With this option, users will be able to select existing levels/reference planes from a table to determine where the selected walls should get split. When using this option, it will be also possible to input a Top and/or Bottom Offset to selected levels.

MWF Framing Software menu displaying the split at reference level setting

    • Split at Picked Levels:
      With this option, users will be asked to select the level/reference planes where they would like to split the selected walls using their current Revit view.

MWF Framing Software menu split at picked levels setting

  • Split Sheathing Panel
    Users can now split individual sheathing panels once the sheathing is populated on a given wall.  After splitting the sheathing panels, users can use the edit wand and the newly created layout will survive.

MWF Software

  • Control Joint Option for Wood
    The Control Joint option is now available in the Wood module. 

MWF Framing software interface showcasing a new marker line feature

  • Template Data
    After creating MWF panels, walls will be populated with an instance parameter called BIMSF_Template, allowing users to check what template is being used for a specific panel.

  • Alignment option  in Secondary Templates Settings
    Users can now select a specific alignment in the Secondary Template settings allowing for greater flexibility.

  • Modular Tool Lock Panels Option
    Users will now be able to determine if they would like to lock or not lock panels when using the Set Source Panel as Parent option (changes apply to Standard and Multilayer Modular tools).

MWF Framing software interface showing displaying the lock panels option

  • Vertical Marker Lines Now Recognize Adjacent Panels
    Vertical Marker Lines that cross adjacent panels above and/or below are now recognized in those adjacent panels for the placement of stud packs.

MWF Framing software interface showcasing a new marker line feature

  • Eave Angle, Gap And Split Bottom Track Commands Haven Been Migrated To Tracks Tool.
    The Eave Angle, Gap and Split Bottom Track commands previously available in the Structural tab are now available in the Tracks command on the Miscellaneous tab.

MWF framing software interface with the tracks tool menu

  • First Stud Offset Now Available in the Studs Tool
    Users can now find the First Stud Offset command within the Studs tool in the Miscellaneous tab.

MWF software interface with the wall studs tool

  • Split Horizontal Command Now Available In the Horizontals Tool
    The Split Horizontal command has been migrated from the Structural Tab to the Horizontals tool in Miscellaneous tab for better coherence. 
MWF framing software interface with the split horizontal command
  • Notching Tool Improvements 
    An option has been added that allows a user to notch the vertical header to the top track. 
    MWF framing software interface with improvements to the notching tool
    • An option has been added that allows a user to select which member the cripple will notch into – allowing for greater flexibilityMWF framing software displaying the notching tool with option for cripples
  • New “Composite” Hole Type
    This new hole type combines a rectangular hole and a slot hole. Users can use this hole type either with the marker lines, or through the panel’s Properties with the desired configuration.

MWF framing software with composite hole types

  • New Hole Series Configuration – Directional Holes
    The new configuration will allow users to add directional and control their placement. Holes can be applied to a specific side of the panel and at specific members (Top, Bottom Tracks. Headers and/or Sills).
MWF framing software interface showing directional holes
  • New Lifting Hole Type
    The new option will allow users to modify the hole diameter, depth and lifting placement.

MWF framing software menu with a new lifting hole type feature

  • Updates on Wood Bearing Beam Markers
    New options have been added to the Wood Bearing Beam markers, including the ability of settings up Jacks Studs to 0, setting up different family types for Sills and when adding more than one king or Jack, using different family types for each one. Changes made through Edits Wand command will also now be supported by the Markers.

MWF framing software menu showing wood bearing beam markers

  • New Options in Nail Line Settings
    Users will be able to set an Opening Corner Offset and an Offset Width Tolerance

MWF framing software showcasing nail line settings

Wall Shop Drawings

  • Option to Add an Indication for the Interior Side of the Wall
    This option allows users to distinguish the inside of a panel with a directional arrow, the option has been added to the plan view, the reflected ceiling plan view, and the section side view.

MWF framing software interface with wall shop drawings

  • New Dimensions
    • Dimensions for the left and/or right sheathing bounds dimensions have been added to the Section Side view and Elevation View.
      MWF framing software interface with wall shop drawings sheathing bounds option
    • Dimensions for Stud Length at the right or left of the panel have been added to the Elevation view. 
      MWF shop drawings stud length option

Floor Module

  • Rename Panels Command Available for Floor Panels
    The Rename Panels command functionality is now available in the Floor Module. Users can now have an excel-type window to rename a collection of floor panels.

MWF menu showing floor panels renaming feature

  • Marker Lines Command
    Marker Lines related options are now available under the “Markers” option for better coherence with the wall Module.

mwf menu showcasing marker lines command feature

Floor Shop Drawings

  • New Options for Label Placement in Floor Plan View
    Users can now place floor labels either “Above” or “Below” the joists for the labelling method in shop drawings, providing better visibility in shop drawings.

MWF software with floor shop drawings menu

Truss Module

  • The Truss Module Now Has the Addition of the ASCE 7-16 Building Code
    MWF truss module menu with the addition of the ASCE 7-16 building code
  • Rename All Option
    A new option to “Auto Rename All” has been added to speed the naming of Trusses; users no longer must auto rename one by one.

 

MWF Wall Module

  • Disassemble Wall 
    The ability to disassemble a wall at the core layer to create an exterior and interior wall type of the assembly. The new tool will allow users to separate Revit walls according to layer function, providing more flexibility for users to handle the structural layer separately from the Finish/Substrate layers.

MWF Framing Software Disassemble Wall menu

  • Independent Sheathing
    Users can now place sheathing to a facade wall without the requirement of a structural mapped layer. The sheathing boards will still find the structure on the adjoined wall to splice the boards. This option can be used as a complement to the Disassemble Wall tool, allowing users to map layers individually

MWF Framing Software interface displaying Independent sheathing menu

  • Split Horizontal Tool
    This new option available in the Markers menu will allow users to split Revit Walls horizontally along selected levels and/or reference planes, allowing for a faster cleanup of the Revit model in preparation for framing. Users will be able to chose between two options: Split at Selected Levels/Reference Planes or Split at Picked Level.

MWF Framing Software menu displaying the Split Horizontal tool

    • Split at Selected Levels/Reference Planes:
      With this option, users will be able to select existing levels/reference planes from a table to determine where the selected walls should get split. When using this option, it will be also possible to input a Top and/or Bottom Offset to selected levels.

MWF Framing Software menu displaying the split at reference level setting

    • Split at Picked Levels:
      With this option, users will be asked to select the level/reference planes where they would like to split the selected walls using their current Revit view.

MWF Framing Software menu split at picked levels setting

  • Split Sheathing Panel
    Users can now split individual sheathing panels once the sheathing is populated on a given wall.  After splitting the sheathing panels, users can use the edit wand and the newly created layout will survive.

MWF Software

  • Control Joint Option for Wood
    The Control Joint option is now available in the Wood module. 

MWF Framing software interface showcasing a new marker line feature

  • Template Data
    After creating MWF panels, walls will be populated with an instance parameter called BIMSF_Template, allowing users to check what template is being used for a specific panel.

  • Alignment option  in Secondary Templates Settings
    Users can now select a specific alignment in the Secondary Template settings allowing for greater flexibility.

  • Modular Tool Lock Panels Option
    Users will now be able to determine if they would like to lock or not lock panels when using the Set Source Panel as Parent option (changes apply to Standard and Multilayer Modular tools).

MWF Framing software interface showing displaying the lock panels option

  • Vertical Marker Lines Now Recognize Adjacent Panels
    Vertical Marker Lines that cross adjacent panels above and/or below are now recognized in those adjacent panels for the placement of stud packs.

MWF Framing software interface showcasing a new marker line feature

  • Eave Angle, Gap And Split Bottom Track Commands Haven Been Migrated To Tracks Tool.
    The Eave Angle, Gap and Split Bottom Track commands previously available in the Structural tab are now available in the Tracks command on the Miscellaneous tab.

MWF framing software interface with the tracks tool menu

  • First Stud Offset Now Available in the Studs Tool
    Users can now find the First Stud Offset command within the Studs tool in the Miscellaneous tab.

MWF software interface with the wall studs tool

  • Split Horizontal Command Now Available In the Horizontals Tool
    The Split Horizontal command has been migrated from the Structural Tab to the Horizontals tool in Miscellaneous tab for better coherence. 
MWF framing software interface with the split horizontal command
  • Notching Tool Improvements 
    An option has been added that allows a user to notch the vertical header to the top track. 
    MWF framing software interface with improvements to the notching tool
    • An option has been added that allows a user to select which member the cripple will notch into – allowing for greater flexibilityMWF framing software displaying the notching tool with option for cripples
  • New “Composite” Hole Type
    This new hole type combines a rectangular hole and a slot hole. Users can use this hole type either with the marker lines, or through the panel’s Properties with the desired configuration.

MWF framing software with composite hole types

  • New Hole Series Configuration – Directional Holes
    The new configuration will allow users to add directional and control their placement. Holes can be applied to a specific side of the panel and at specific members (Top, Bottom Tracks. Headers and/or Sills).
MWF framing software interface showing directional holes
  • New Lifting Hole Type
    The new option will allow users to modify the hole diameter, depth and lifting placement.

MWF framing software menu with a new lifting hole type feature

  • Updates on Wood Bearing Beam Markers
    New options have been added to the Wood Bearing Beam markers, including the ability of settings up Jacks Studs to 0, setting up different family types for Sills and when adding more than one king or Jack, using different family types for each one. Changes made through Edits Wand command will also now be supported by the Markers.

MWF framing software menu showing wood bearing beam markers

  • New Options in Nail Line Settings
    Users will be able to set an Opening Corner Offset and an Offset Width Tolerance

MWF framing software showcasing nail line settings

Wall Shop Drawings

  • Option to Add an Indication for the Interior Side of the Wall
    This option allows users to distinguish the inside of a panel with a directional arrow, the option has been added to the plan view, the reflected ceiling plan view, and the section side view.

MWF framing software interface with wall shop drawings

  • New Dimensions
    • Dimensions for the left and/or right sheathing bounds dimensions have been added to the Section Side view and Elevation View.
      MWF framing software interface with wall shop drawings sheathing bounds option
    • Dimensions for Stud Length at the right or left of the panel have been added to the Elevation view. 
      MWF shop drawings stud length option

Floor Module

  • Rename Panels Command Available for Floor Panels
    The Rename Panels command functionality is now available in the Floor Module. Users can now have an excel-type window to rename a collection of floor panels.

MWF menu showing floor panels renaming feature

  • Marker Lines Command
    Marker Lines related options are now available under the “Markers” option for better coherence with the wall Module.

mwf menu showcasing marker lines command feature

Floor Shop Drawings

  • New Options for Label Placement in Floor Plan View
    Users can now place floor labels either “Above” or “Below” the joists for the labelling method in shop drawings, providing better visibility in shop drawings.

MWF software with floor shop drawings menu

Truss Module

  • The Truss Module Now Has the Addition of the ASCE 7-16 Building Code
    MWF truss module menu with the addition of the ASCE 7-16 building code
  • Rename All Option
    A new option to “Auto Rename All” has been added to speed the naming of Trusses; users no longer must auto rename one by one.
    MWF truss rename option

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