JET-14010 Input Flush Headers

Input Flush Headers

There are two basic acceptable methods that are preferred by the builders: 

  1. Single Ply of TimberStrand® LSL Rim Board with Single Ply

1¾”_TimberStrand® LSL or Microllam® LVL 

  1. Double Ply of TimberStrand® LSL Rim to span the opening.


  • Save time on the job site during installation for your customer.
  • Provide member reports for header designs.
  • Connector are specified and designed.
  • Cost saving on the materials and installation.


  1. Draw in your plans as you normally do until its time to input the flush header in the foundation level.
  2. Most plans are drawn with centre line header dimensions. Input a Workline or Workpoint for each opening you need to create. This allows you to identify the centre of the opening.
  3. Select the Wall to break > Pick the Break at Location command from the Rt. Mouse Menu   pick the intersection of the Workline and wall for the break location. Repeat for all headers. 

  4. Select both walls at the break location.

  5. Right click in white space and select Extend by length command – input -2.5’ this will create a gap of 5’. Repeat this step for each opening.

  6. Input and AutoFrame the Floor Container.

  7. Select rim hanging in the opening; use the Split at location command to break the rim at the end of wall, to create another object for the header piece.

  8. Drag Rim pieces over wall to line up with end of wall.

  9. Select Rim pieces on wall and Extend By Length by the required bearing of 12” for the header material you are using.

  10. Drag the ends of the header rim piece to the ends of the Rim on the walls.

  11. Repeat steps 7 through 10 for each opening.
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