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Updated for Version 1.3.2
Cladding Systems contain all the information relating to a single style of Cladding. This includes the types of frames, spacing and size characteristics.
A Cladding System can contain up to four different Profile styles (a style being a combination of orientation, type, size and colour)
Once a Profile has been defined, you can add any number of frames to the system setting their offset.
By default, new Cladding Systems use Automatic spacing to determine how the frames are repeated across a building face.
This is best described via the following examples:
Vertical and Angled Frames
These are all 'non-horizontal frames that are applied across the face of the building. The frame with the largest offset controls the overall repeat across the face with automatic spacing.
The following frames are repeated at 1,800mm and the result will be alternating frames of 1,200 / 600 / 1,200 / 600 etc
If we disable Automatic spacing and enter 3,000mm for our Spacing we end up with a pattern of frames at 1,200, 1,800, 4,200 (ie 3,000 + the origanal 1,200) etc
As you can see this spacing is then "scaled" so that it sits evenly across the building face.
If we want to stick with 1,200mm panels and not the 2,400 panels, we can add an additional frame at 0mm:
Automatic spacing for horizontal frames works differently from vertical frames as the horizontal frames are linked to building stories by default.
Therefore a frame with an offset of 500mm, won't repeat every 500mm, but rather it will be 500mm above the base of every story.
In the following case we are only applying cladding to a single level so we only see a single horizontal member:
Disabling Automatic spacing and updating the spacing to 500mm gives the result we are after.
All these spacing changes and updates are automatically updated in the drawing view so you can see the result of your changes.