Flexible Writing of Touch Markings

More flexible touch markings with text increase efficiency and flexibility for customers in the new SEMA 24.1 Release. In this way the construction and production of timber frame walls can be carried out more efficiently and easily.

The current SEMA version makes the construction of timber frame walls and the subsequent production faster and more effective. A significant innovation: The touch markings with text can now be placed variably on all sides of the components.

If the “Touch marking with text” function is selected in the general pre-settings, a touch marking with text is automatically created for every connection between timber and timber. By default, however, it is always set on the reference area on which the components (timber and timber) meet. Now, the marking for the end types 'cut' and 'lengthening' can also be placed flexibly on all sides of the respective component (reference side 1-4) . If the timbers are placed on an assembly table for processing, the text is better visible from above. The same applies if the posts are milled out of the sole plate: Since the text is on a different reference side, it is still clearly visible. The text output can be set both automatically and individually. It can be generated on the right, left or centred.

Consequently, this reduces the construction effort significantly: The touch markings are now always clearly visible and the setting of additional markings is no longer necessary. In addition, assembly is simplified and accelerated.

Particularly practical: The new setting option is also available for the top level of clipped purlins in roof constructions so that additional touch markings no longer have to be created during planning.

The touch markings can now be adjusted much more quickly and individually. Since these are not just display texts, but also machine-ready text edits, the export to a machine software (e.g. CAMBIUM from Hundegger) can be initiated directly. The individual text edits that are made on the sole plate or frame, for example, are then easily and clearly visible there.

Thus, customers benefit from enhanced efficiency and flexibility in the design and production of timber frame walls - the way of working is clearly accelerated and optimized.