# Table of contents

Beams

Carpentry Crews

Floor/Ceiling Framing

Roof Framing

Sheathing and Deck

Wall Framing

# 06 Rough Carpentry - Beams

## GluLam Beams Only - Linear, LVL Beams Only - Linear, PSL Beams Only - Linear

**Summary:** These assemblies work with a linear takeoff and are designed exactly the same way. Only the material items are different.

**Variables:**

Waste Percentage - Enter the percentage waste factor you wish to use.

**Required Items:**

There are no required items in these assemblies.

**Item Groups:**

Beam Material - As stated above, each assembly contains a list of the specified material type, all calculated from the linear footage of the takeoff and the waste factor entered.

## Lumber Beams Only - Linear

**Summary:** This assembly works with a linear takeoff.

**Variables:**

Beam Member Count

Waste Percentage

Filler Height In Inches

Number Of Filler Layers

Cap Lumber Count

**Required Items:**

16d , 3 3/8" - Sinkers - Item is calculated in pounds using the linear takeoff, Beam Member Count and Filler Height In Inches variables.

**Item Groups:**

Choose If Douglas Fir/Southern Yellow Pine/White Pine Material - Three item groups each containing items of that species of wood. All are calculated using the linear takeoff, Beam Member Count variable, Waste Factor variable and length of the board.

Choose Filler Material - Calculated using the linear takeoff, waste variable and both filler variables and the size of each sheet.

Choose Beam Lumber Summary - Contains summary items reflecting the total linear takeoff.

Choose Top and/or Bottom Cap Lumber If Needed - Calculated using the linear takeoff, Cap Lumber Count variable and length of each board.

## Carpentry Crew by Area or Pitched Area/Count/Linear/Surface Area

**Summary:** These assemblies are essentially the same, just designed for different measurement types

**Variables:**

Production In Sq Ft Per Hour/Production In Lin Ft Per Hour/Production Per Each - All essentially the same variable depending on the assembly, used to calculate the number of crew hours needed.

**Required Items:**

There are no required items in these assemblies.

**Item Groups:**

Crew Configuration - Choose the crew configuration you wish to consider for this takeoff.

## Ceiling Framing 2x4/2x6 - Linear NEW

**Summary:** These assemblies are designed for a linear takeoff. Measure one side of the ceiling area perpendicular to the joists. Both assemblies are the same aside from the size of boards offered as items.

**Variables:**

Joist Spacing In Inches - used to calculate the joist material and sinkers.

Waste Percentage - enter a percentage number, used to calculate band material items.

Joist Span In Feet - enter the length of your joists, used to calculate the Frame Ceiling summary item.

Number Of Band Boards - used to calculate the band material items.

Number Of Bridging Runs - used to calculate the bridging material items.

**Required Items:**

Frame Ceiling (Area) - a summary item for the total area of the ceiling in question

16d, 3 3/8" - Sinkers - calculated using all variables and the linear takeoff measurement

**Item Groups:**

Joist Material - calculated using the linear takeoff and joist spacing variable

Band Material (if required) - calculated using the linear takeoff and number of band boards variable

Bridging Material (if required) - calculated using the linear takeoff and bridging runs variable

## Decking Finish - Area

**Summary:** This assembly works with an Area takeoff

**Variables:**

Waste Factor 1 To 100 - enter a percentage waste factor

**Required Items:**

Exterior Deck Area - a summary item reflecting the square footage from the takeoff

**Item Groups:**

Choose Deck Boards - a selection of pressure treated lumber calculated using the takeoff area and waste factor variable

## Exterior Deck Framing 2x8/2x10/2x12 - Linear

**Summary:** These assemblies are designed for a linear takeoff. Measure one edge of the deck perpendicular to the joists. All of them are the same aside from the size of boards offered as items.

**Variables:**

Waste Percentage - enter a waste factor, used to calculate ledger and rim boards

Ledger Count - used to calculate the ledger board items

Joist Spacing In Inches - used to calculate the joist items

Joist Span In Feet - used to calculate the area summary item

Number Of Bridging Runs - used to calculate the bridging run items

**Required Items:**

Exterior Deck To Frame (Area) - a summary item reflecting the total square footage of the deck

16d, 4" - Galvanized - calculated using all variables and the linear takeoff

**Item Groups:**

Ledger Board material - calculated using the linear takeoff and ledger count variable

Rim Board Material - calculated using the linear takeoff

Joist Material - calculated using the linear takeoff and joist spacing variable

Bridging Material - calculated using the linear takeoff and bridging run variable

## Floor/Ceiling Framing 2x8/2x10/2x12 - Linear NEW

**Summary:** These assemblies are designed for a linear takeoff. Measure one edge of the area perpendicular to the joists. All of them are the same aside from the size of boards offered as items.

**Variables:**

Joist Spacing In Inches - used to calculate the joist items

Waste Percentage - enter a waste factor, used to calculate ledger and rim boards

Joist Span In Feet - used to calculate the area summary item

Number of Band Boards - used to calculate band board items

Number Of Bridging Runs - used to calculate the bridging run items

**Required Items:**

16d, 3 3/8" - Sinkers - calculated using all variables and the linear takeoff

**Item Groups:**

Joist Material - calculated using the linear takeoff and joist spacing variable

Band Material (if required) - calculated using the linear takeoff and band board variable

Location - summary item calculated using the linear takeoff and joist span variable

Bridging Material - calculated using the linear takeoff and bridging run variable

## Floor/Ceiling Framing TJI - Linear NEW

**Summary:** This assembly is designed for a linear takeoff. Measure one edge of the area perpendicular to the joists. All of them are the same aside from the size of boards offered as items.

**Variables:**

Joist Spacing In Inches - used to calculate the joist items

Waste Percentage - enter a waste factor, used to calculate ledger and rim boards

Joist Span In Feet - used to calculate the area summary item

**Required Items:**

16d, 3 3/8" - Sinkers - calculated using all variables and the linear takeoff

**Item Groups:**

Joist Material - calculated using the linear takeoff and joist spacing variable

Location - summary item calculated using the linear takeoff and joist span variable

## Steel Bridging

**Summary:** This assembly is designed for a linear takeoff. Measure one edge of the area perpendicular to the joists. All of them are the same aside from the size of boards offered as items.

**Variables: **There are no custom variables in this assembly.

**Required Items: **There are no required items in this assembly.

**Item Groups:**

Bridging Material - calculated using the linear takeoff total.

## Rafters - 2x4/2x6/2x8/2x10/2x12 - Linear

**Summary:** These assemblies are designed for a linear takeoff. Measure one edge of the area perpendicular to the rafters. All of them are the same aside from the size of boards offered as items.

**Variables:**

Rafter Length In Feet - used to calculate the area summary item

Number Of Bracing Runs - used to calculate bracing lumber items

Waste Percentage - enter a waste factor, used to calculate ledger and rim boards

Rafter Spacing In Inches - Used to calculate the number of joist items

**Required Items:**

Roof Area To Frame (area) - a square foot summary of the roof section measured

16d, 3 3/8" - Sinkers - calculated using all variables and the linear takeoff

**Item Groups:**

Rafter Lumber - calculated using the linear takeoff and rafter spacing variable

Bracing Lumber - calculated using the linear takeoff and bracing run variable

Truss to Wall Connectors - calculated using the linear takeoff measurement and 24 inch spacing

## Trusses - Common/Flat/Mono Slope/Scissor - Linear

**Summary:** These assemblies are designed for a linear takeoff. Measure one edge of the area perpendicular to the rafters. All of them are structured the same .

**Variables:**

Roof Span In Feet - used to calculate the area summary item

Number Of Bracing Runs - used to calculate bracing lumber items

Waste Percentage - enter a waste factor, used to calculate ledger and rim boards

**Required Items:**

Roof Trusses To Set (area) - a square foot summary of the roof section measured

16d, 3 3/8" - Sinkers - calculated using all variables and the linear takeoff

**Item Groups:**

Truss - calculated using the linear takeoff and 24 inch spacing

Bracing Lumber - calculated using the linear takeoff and bracing run variable

Truss to Wall Connectors - calculated using the linear takeoff measurement and 24 inch spacing

## Pitched Roof Sheathing - Pitched Area

**Summary:** This assemblies is designed for a pitched area takeoff.

**Variables:**

Waste Percentage - enter a waste factor, used to calculate sheathing material

Productivity Sf Per Hour - Used to calculate crew labor

Joist Or Stud Spacing Inches - Needed to calculate nails

Nail Spacing Inches - Needed to calculate nails

**Required Items:**

Roof Sheathing to Install (Area) - Summary item reflecting the total square footage of the pitched area takeoff

**Item Groups:**

Sheathing Material - calculated using the Pitched Area takeoff and waste variable

Fasteners - Calculated using the Pitched Area takeoff and both spacing variables

Sheathing Crew (if used) - Calculated using the Pitched Area takeoff and productivity variable

## Sheathing - Area

**Summary:** This assembly is designed for an area takeoff.

**Variables:**

Waste Factor 1 To 100 - enter a waste factor, used to calculate sheathing material

Productivity Sf Per Hour - Used to calculate crew labor

Joist Or Stud Spacing Inches - Needed to calculate nails

Nail Spacing Inches - Needed to calculate nails

**Required Items: **There are no required items in this assembly

**Item Groups:**

Type Of Sheathing - calculated using the Area takeoff and waste variable

Choose Fasteners - Calculated using the Area takeoff and both spacing variables

Choose Crew For Sheathing - Calculated using the Area takeoff and productivity variable

Location - a selection of Summary items reflecting where you measured, using the takeoff area total

## Sheathing Plan View - Linear

**Summary:** This assembly is designed for a linear takeoff and can be used for walls, ceilings, floors or roof. Measure one side of the area needing sheathing. This can calculate one or two sides of the target area.

**Variables:**

Sheathing Height Ft Side 1 - Enter the height or length of one side of your area, perpendicular to the takeoff measurement.

Sheathing Height Ft Side 2 - Enter the height or length of the other side of your area, perpendicular to the takeoff measurement.

Waste Factor 1 To 100 - enter a waste factor, used to calculate sheathing material

Joist Or Stud Spacing Inches - Needed to calculate nails

Nail Spacing Inches - Needed to calculate nails

**Required Items: **There are no required items in this assembly

**Item Groups:**

Type of Sheathing - calculated using the Linear takeoff, waste factor and height variables

Choose Fasteners - Calculated using the Linear takeoff, height variables, and both spacing variables

Location - a selection of Summary items reflecting where you measured, using the linear takeoff total and height variables

## 2" x 4" Pony Wall Plan View - Surface Area

**Summary:** This assembly is designed for a surface area takeoff and can be used to figure any type of wall to be framed. It yields total linear footage of studs rather than a stud count.

**Variables:**

Top Plate Count - Enter how many layers of top plates run the length of the wall

Lumber Waste 1 To 100 - enter a waste factor, used to calculate all lumber

Stud Spacing Inches - Used to calculate stud and nail items

Bottom Plate Count - Enter how many layers of bottom plates run the length of the wall

Crew Production Linear Ft Per Hour - used to calculate crew labor items

**Required Items: **

Frame 2x4 Walls (linear feet) - Summary item reflecting the linear component of your takeoff

16d, 3 3/8" - Sinkers - calculated using the linear component of the takeoff, spacing variable and both plate variables

**Item Groups:**

Choose Bottom Wall Plate - Calculated using the linear component of the takeoff, bottom plate count variable and waste variable

Choose Top Wall Plate - Calculated using the linear component of the takeoff, top plate count variable and waste variable

Choose Wall Studs - These items yield total linear footage rather than a stud count like other framing assemblies. Calculated using both the linear and surface area components of the takeoff, spacing variable, and waste variable.

Add Diagonal Strapping - calculated using the linear component of the takeoff and a spacing constant

Choose Framing Crew - calculated using the linear component of the takeoff and productivity variable

## 2"x4" Solid Blocking - Plan View - Linear NEW

**Summary:** This assembly is designed for a linear takeoff and yields lumber for blocking runs

**Variables:**

Waste Percentage - enter a waste factor, used to calculate all lumber

Stud Spacing Inches - Used to calculate nails

Number Of Blocking Runs - Used to calculate blocking lumber

**Required Items: **

16d, 3 3/8" - Sinkers - calculated using the linear takeoff and spacing variable

**Item Groups:**

Choose Wood Blocking - selection of lumber calculated using the linear takeoff total, blocking run variable, and waste variable

## 2" x 4"/2" x 6"/2" x 8"/2" x 10" Wall Framing Plan View - Linear NEW

**Summary:** These assemblies are designed for a linear takeoff and yield framing lumber. The only difference between them is the size of the lumber available.

**Variables:**

Top Plate Count - Enter how many layers of top plates run the length of the wall

Bottom Plate Count - Enter how many layers of bottom plates run the length of the wall

Waste Percentage - enter a waste factor, used to calculate all lumber

Stud Spacing Inches - Used to calculate stud lumber and nails

**Required Items: **

16d, 3 3/8" - Sinkers - calculated using the linear takeoff and spacing variable

Frame 2x4 Walls (linear Feet) - Or 2x6, etc. A summary item reflecting the linear takeoff total

**Item Groups:**

Choose Bottom Wall Plate - Calculated using the linear component of the takeoff, bottom plate count variable and waste variable

Choose Top Wall Plate - Calculated using the linear component of the takeoff, top plate count variable and waste variable

Choose Wall Studs - Calculated using the linear takeoff total, stud spacing variable, and waste variable

Add Hurricane/Seismic Strapping - Calculated using the linear takeoff total and stud spacing variable

Add Diagonal Strapping - Calculated using the linear takeoff total and a spacing constant

Choose Framing Crew - Choose Framing Crew - calculated using the linear takeoff total and productivity variable

## Leads & Corners for 2x4/2x6/2x8 Walls NEW

**Summary:** These assemblies are designed for a count takeoff and differ only in the size of lumber items available

**Variables: **There are no variables for this assembly

**Required Items: **

16d, 3 3/8" - Sinkers - calculated using the count takeoff total and conversion constants

**Item Groups:**

Studs For Leads - Calculated using the count takeoff total and a constant of 3 studs per count

## Opening In 2x4/2x6/2x8 Wall (W/LVL Header)- Count NEW

**Summary:** These assemblies are designed for a count takeoff and differ in the size of lumber items available and whose containing "w/LVL" in the name only offer LVL material for headers and no plywood item group.

**Variables: **

Trimmer Per Side Count - the number of trimmer studs on each side of the opening

Stud Spacing Inches - the on center number for studs in this wall

Stud Height Feet - needed to calculate several items

Header Member Count - how many pieces of header material per opening

Waste Percentage - a percentage number used to calculate lumber

Rough Opening Width Inches - used for most material calculations

Rough Opening Height Inches - used for most material calculations

Header Height Inches - used to calculate plywood spacer

**Required Items: **

16d, 3 3/8" - Sinkers - calculated using the count takeoff total, opening width variable, and stud spacing variable

Wall Opening Count In 2x4 Wall (each) - Or 2x6, 2x8. Summary item reflecting the count takeoff total

**Item Groups:**

Trimmer Studs - calculated using the count takeoff total and trimmer count variable

Studs Eliminated - calculated using the opening width variable and stud spacing variable. The result is multiplied by a negative number to deduct the studs being replaced by the opening.

Choose Cripple Material - calculated using the takeoff total, opening variables and stud variables

Choose Header Material - calculated using the takeoff count total, the opening width variable, trimmer variable, header variable, and waste variable.

Plywood Spacer If Needed - calculated using the opening width variable, trimmer variable and header variable

## Shear Wall Blocking Plan View - Linear

**Summary:** This assembly is designed for a linear takeoff and is intended for walls with sheathing on one or both sides. The lumber is calculated in linear feet rather than a count.

**Variables:**

Sheathing Height Ft Side 1 - the height determines how many nails are needed and how many blocking runs.

Sheathing Height Ft Side 2 - this variable is only used to calculate nails, so if the heights are different, make sure the one needed to figure lumber is used in the first height variable.

Waste percentage - a percentage number for calculating lumber

Stud Spacing Inches - used to help calculate nails

**Required Items:**

16d, 3 3/8" - Sinkers - calculated using the linear takeoff total and all variables

**Item Groups:**

Choose Wood Blocking - A selection of lumber in linear feet, not pieces, calculated using the first height variable, the linear takeoff total, and waste variable.

## Solid Blocking - 2"x4"/2"x6" - Linear NEW

**Summary:** These assemblies are designed for a linear takeoff and yield lumber as pieces rather than total linear footage. The only difference between the two is the sizes of lumber items offered.

**Variables:**

Waste percentage - a percentage number for calculating lumber

Stud Spacing Inches - used to help calculate nails

Number Of Blocking Runs - Used to calculate lumber

**Required Items:**

16d, 3 3/8" - Sinkers - calculated using the linear takeoff total and stud spacing variable

**Item Groups:**

Lumber - calculated using the linear takeoff total, blocking runs variable, and waste variable

## Solid Blocking Plan View - Linear

**Summary:** This assembly is designed for a linear takeoff and yields lumber as linear footage rather than pieces.

**Variables:**

Waste Factor 1 To 100 - a percentage number for calculating lumber

Stud Spacing Inches - used to help calculate nails

Blocking Run Count - Used to calculate lumber

**Required Items:**

16d, 3 3/8" - Sinkers - calculated using the linear takeoff total and stud spacing variable

**Item Groups:**

Choose Wood Blocking - calculated using the linear takeoff total, blocking runs variable, and waste variable