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Designing floor systems in SoftPlan provides the benefit of
value engineering. Save
time with an efficient design process that promotes best building practices, and save money by
reducing material wastes.
SoftPlan contains a number of automated features and simple commands to increase accuracy and productivity in
creating floor system framing plans.
Using the Auto
Trace feature, a selected floor system can be placed by
clicking on an enclosed area. Auto Trace will determine the perimeter of that area and place the floor system
within its perimeter. Framing snaps to the outside bearing material, either the stud or
Framing members including sill plates, ring joists, sub flooring,
and joists can be drawn simultaneously, individually, or in combination. Joists are available as
conventional lumber, wood-I, and floor trusses. SoftPlan ships with international building code, span tables,
and users can specify their own.
When holes are cut around stairs or plumbing drops, SoftPlan automatically adds the
doubles and cripples.
Structural slabs placed on the floor system can be edited to add the footers
and to recess the wall above into the slab. A waffle slab is easily created through the
addition of footers. Footers located under walls automatically move on the slab plan when the wall above is
After creating a Floor System, a framing schedule can be made listing the material lengths needed to
frame the floor. Joists can have an I.D added to them so that the table displays the length of each
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