FRP Content Working Method

VERTICAL FIRE SEPARATING ELEMENTS (IN THE ARCHITECTURAL & STRUCTURAL MODEL)

COMPONENT FAMILIES – GENERIC MODELS

When you choose the “COMPONENT FAMILIES – GENERIC MODELS” working method you will process the fire separating elements (ORANGE BUTTON® FRP CONTENT) using the “COMPONENT” functionality. These “FAMILIES” are developed as “LINEBASED GENERIC MODELS” and can be positioned in the center of the partition wall. Unfortunately, this working method has a few design restrictions (e.g. the design of round lines). The “COMPONENT FAMILIES – GENERIC MODELS” working method is preferred over the “SYSTEM FAMILIES – WALLS” working method.

“SYSTEM FAMILIES – WALLS”

When you select the “SYSTEM FAMILIES – WALLS” working method you will process the fire-separating elements (ORANGE BUTTON® FRP CONTENT) using the “WALLS” functionality. Despite the fact that this working method creates a lot of design freedom, the overall appearance of the fire-separating elements isn’t optimal. For the information level in BIM, this working method is appropriate, but if you properly want to display a “fire resistance line” on a 2D drawing, it is preferred to use the “COMPONENT FAMILIES – GENERIC MODELS” working method.

HORIZONTAL FIRE SEPARATING ELEMENTS (IN THE STRUCTURAL MODEL)

“COMPONENT FAMILIES – GENERIC MODELS”

When selecting the “COMPONENT FAMILIES – GENERIC MODELS” working method you will process the fire-separating elements (ORANGE BUTTON® FRP CONTENT) with the “COMPONENT” functionality. These “FAMILIES” are designed as “PLANES” and can be adjusted in shape using “SHAPE HANDLES”. Unfortunately, this working method has a few design restrictions (e.g. the design of round floor lines). This working method is applicable for plain floor fields, but when designing more complex shapes the “SYSTEM FAMILIES – FLOORS” working method is preferred.

“SYSTEM FAMILIES – FLOORS”

When you choose the “SYSTEM FAMILIES – FLOORS” working method you will process the fire-separating elements (ORANGE BUTTON® FRP CONTENT) using the “FLOORS” functionality. Despite the fact that this working method creates a lot of design freedom, the overall appearance of the fire-separating elements isn’t optimal. For the information level in BIM, this working method is appropriate, but if you properly want to display a “fire resistance line” on a 2D drawing, it is preferred to use the “COMPONENT FAMILIES – GENERIC MODELS” working method.

USE OF ORANGE BUTTON® FIRE RATING (FRP) CONTENT

Preferably use the ORANGE BUTTON® FRP CONTENT from this library. This content is specifically designed for processing the fire rating (“fire resistance period” or “FRP”) in an alternative way in the Architectural and Structural Model.

Did you already use this ORANGE BUTTON® FRP CONTENT in your BIM project? Then it is no longer necessary to also process the fire rating (“fire resistance period” or “FRP”) in the Walls, Floors, Roofs & Ceilings in accordance with the BIM basic Information Delivery Manual (IDM).