Advanced Framing CAD Details

Twenty CAD details highlighting advanced framing techniques have been posted to, APA’s online resource for building designers and construction professionals in search of CAD (Computer Aided Design) details for wood-frame construction.

The details were adapted from figures in the APA publication, the Advanced Framing Construction Guide, Form M400, 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 addition of the advanced framing details boosts the total number of free CAD details featured on 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 Wall Construction and Structural Insulated Panels, in addition to Advanced Framing. Over 179,000 CAD details were downloaded from in 2015.

View the advanced framing CAD details.