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Create a New Floor or Roof Framing Tool

Edit the floor and roof framing library to create a new tool. You can add new tools to your custom tool library by editing the system library, the library will become customized.

Edit the Floor and Roof Framing Tool Library

Select System | Structural Libraries | Floor and Roof Framing. The floor and roof framing library opens.

Use the arrow keys or the scroll bar to find an existing tool that you want to copy.

Use the Edit menu to Copy Row.

Enter a unique name for the tool in the Assembly field.

Edit the other parameters on the new row. For example, select the tab Frame: Defaults and select the Default Piece by clicking the Copy button. You can apply the new default code to All pieces.

If the piece height changes also remember to change the Thickness.

Adjust other parameters such as frame alignment on the Frame: Additional Parameters tab.

Click OK when you wish to save the data and exit the database view.

Set the New Frame Tool for a Floor in the Floor and Roof Library

Open the floor and roof library for editing by selecting System | Libraries | Floor Roof.

Select the library and the floor.

Select the frame layer, right-click and select Framing Tools.

Select the Tool Library in which you added the tool and select the Tool you created.

Click OK to close the database view and the dialog box.

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