Sheeting distribution definition in a hsbWall

Sheet properties

Thickness – This is the thickness of the sheet. The only way to change the thickness value and ensure that sheets meet at connections properly is to modify the wall connection.
Blocking – Turn on this setting if you want blocking (noggins) between the sheet and the next sheet above it. 
Color – Select the color that you want the sheet to appear in.
First Sheet – You can enter a width for the first sheet of the wall. 
Gap – Specify the horizontal gap (distance between sheet and next sheet to the right or left).

IMPORTANT: The total width / height of the sheeting includes the gap. (e.g. sheet of 1200 and a gap of 20 the sheeting should be 1220 and enter 20 in the gap)

Sheet – Enter a height for the sheet 
Material – Enter the name for the sheeting material.  
Vertical Gap ‐ Specify the vertical gap (distance between sheet and next sheet to the top). 
Width – Enter the width you want the sheets to be.   
Gap back – Enter a value for the Back gap.
Gap front – Enter a value for the Front gap. 
Width opening – Enter a value for the opening. This will make an extra space between the window/Opening and the sheeting.
Tongue height – Enter a value for the Tongue height Max.
Length – Enter a value for the max. Length of a log.
First log height – Enter a value for the first log height.  

These are all the different Sheeting distributions

Distribution Vertical sheets

Select the Vertical sheets option sheeting in the pull down menu.

Vertical sheets

Distribution Vertical Siding

Select the Vertical Siding option sheeting in the pull down menu.

Vertical Siding

Thickness – This is the thickness of the sheet which can be changed here but might result in sheets overlapping. The only way to change the thickness value and ensure that sheets meet at connections properly is to modify the wall detail library.

Control point

Control point name – Enter the name of the Control point you have used. (In this case it’s 5). Don’t forget to put the Control point in the Group (hsbConsole) you are using.
Control point type – Enter 0 or 1, if you use O this will center the sheet, if you use 1 this will place the sheets from the side.

Control point name

NOTE: If the Distribution point symbol seems to be too big, this has something to do with the units.

1. Remove the Distribution point symbol out of your drawing.
2. Purge the drawing.
3. Type ‘units’ in the command line. This will open the ‘drawing Setup’ dialog box.
4. Uncheck the ‘Scale Objects inserted from other drawings’.
5. Insert the Distribution point symbol again.

Units

Distribution Vertical Siding 2

Select the Vertical Siding option sheeting in the pull down menu.

Vertical Siding 2
Example Vertical Siding 2 Top view

Distribution Overlap at window

Select the Overlap at window option sheeting in the pull down menu.

Overlap at window
Example: Overlap at window front side

Updated on 07/01/2021

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