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APACAD.org Adds Free Advanced Framing CAD Details

APA website now features more than 250 free CAD details for wood-frame construction.

Advanced Framing CAD DetailsTwenty new CAD details highlighting advanced framing techniques have been added to APACAD.org, APA’s online resource for building designers and construction professionals in search of CAD (Computer Aided Design) details for wood-frame construction.

The new details were adapted from figures in the APA publication, the Advanced Framing Construction Guide, which highlights construction framing techniques designed to optimize material usage and increase energy efficiency. Structures built with advanced framing techniques are more resource efficient and offer more space for cavity insulation than similar structures built with conventional framing. The publication can be downloaded in PDF format from APA.

The addition of the new details boosts the total number of free CAD details featured on APACAD.org to 257, including 30 Spanish-language details. All of the details are available to download free of charge in four file formats: DWG, DWF, DXF and PDF. The details are adapted from some of APA’s most frequently requested publications and can be searched for by title or browsed for within several defined product and construction-system categories, such as Panel Roof Construction and I-Joist Floor Framing. Over 113,000 CAD details were downloaded from APACAD.org in 2012.

View the advanced framing CAD details.

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