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Multinail Training Plan

Multinail Training Plan

Overview

The purpose of Multinail’s Training Program is to help develop the skills and knowledge of individuals so they can perform their roles more effectively and efficiently. It is also aimed to ensure that the individual is up to date with the latest software features and enhancements when new software versions and upgrades become available.

Our Training Program is designed to cater for the individual requirements of fabricators as well as meeting current (and proposed) industry training requirements.

Industry requirements state that all end users of structural software programs (i.e. ‘the cornerstone project’ detailing applications – Roof, Frame and Floor) must be able to provide evidence to an approval authority (e.g. building certifier, project manager, etc.) that they have been suitably trained to use the software and are capable of designing trusses, frames, beams and/or floors.

Multinail understands that every truss plant has unique requirements, and also understands that our software end users have a diverse range of different backgrounds, experience, industry knowledge and existing software expertise. To cater for these differences, Multinail has developed a multi-levelled Training Plan for our software end users.

Our Training Program is designed to cater for all levels of software end users from participants with limited (or no) previous industry experience through to experienced estimators and senior detailers.

The comprehensive training program covers basic theoretical industry knowledge derived from industry-standard training materials as well as using in-house truss, frame and floor detailing software units designed to cater for increasingly complex detailing scenarios.

Multinail has also developed training for our in-house truss, frame and floor detailing software specifically for new software Releases and Upgrades to existing releases. Please note that software Release training is a trained and assessable path, but software Upgrade material is not a recorded training or assessable path.

Multinail is also in 2021 developing the training material and delivery process to allow the software user a greater flexibility in learning as well as a method for them to review the training session and units whenever they require. The training material and delivery method is being redeveloped into an ‘eLearning’ and ‘eAssessment’ process which is accessed through the detailing software.

Training Levels

Multinail’s Training Plan is suitable for all fabricator end users – from new industry workers through to existing workers who have previously used other software detailing applications through to experienced users who are changing roles within the industry.

Our Training Plan uses four levels designed to help participants progress in knowledge and skill at a suitable pace with the introduction of new and more specific information from one level to the next:

Industry Knowledge

Designed specifically for new industry workers to gain the required underpinning industry knowledge to become an estimator and detailer.

Mandatory Training

Provides a detailed introduction/intermediate set of skills and knowledge on how to use the Multinail’s detailing applications in Cornerstone.

Specific Training

Designed for estimators and detailers who are ready to undertake specific high level tasks, load input/addition modifications, design analysis and system definition which require more engineering knowledge.

Software New Version Releases and Upgrades

Designed for estimators and detailers who are ready using Multinail software and outline all new features in a new release and how to use them as well as what minor changes have been made to each upgrade within a release version.


Industry Knowledge

The Industry Knowledge course consists of six units that are specifically designed for new industry workers to gain the required underpinning industry knowledge to become an estimator and detailer.

Delivery Format ‘eLearning’ training or One on One training with the ‘eLearning’ material and an MN technical staff member
Training Materials Six individual ‘eLearning’ courses that cover the basic underpinning knowledge required to become an estimator/detailer
Training approach Participants must read, review and discuss the online training materials.
Mentors (MN or Fabricator staff) can assist with the training process if required.
Assessment Participants must complete all ‘eAssessments’.
Participants must be deemed competent in order to progress to the next level.
Units covered Role of an Estimator
Terminology and Member Identification
Plan Reading and Interpretation
Introduction to Timber Technology
Applying Mathematics to Our Industry
Roof Brace Theory

Mandatory Training

The Mandatory Training course provides a detailed introduction/intermediate set of skills and knowledge on how to use the Multinail’s detailing applications in Cornerstone.

Delivery Format Based on an ‘eLearning’ format where users participate with individual training sessions OnLine. The sessions can also be conducted one on one where a Multinail technical staff member provides additional support and details, or an onsite Mentor.
Training Materials eLearning / Online materials for individual sessions covering specific software functions and processes for each detailing application.
Note that this course is not aimed at detailing theory there will be some elements of theory applied throughout the sessions.
Training approach Participants must complete individual eLearning sessions, then complete the ‘eAssessments’ for each unit.
Assessment To be deemed competent and progress to the next level participants must:
• Be deemed competent in all units.
• Successfully complete the final assessment for the Level.
Units covered Software Application ‘Manager’
Software Application ‘Modeler’
Software Application ‘Roof’
Software Application ‘Frame’
Software Application ‘Floor’

Mandatory Training course covers the following units :-

Detailing Application Units
Modeler Adding Walls to a Building Model
Adding Beams to a Building Model
Adding Columns to a Building Model
Selecting Objects
Modifying Objects
Editing Objects Properties
Utilities and Building Levels
Adding Roof Planes
Modifying Roof Planes
Editing the Roof Plane Properties
Adding and Editing Roof Features
Roof Theory
Roof Framing Construction and Terminology
Truss Set Out and Truss Webbing
Software
Creating Trusses in the Layout
Editing Trusses in the Layout
Modifying Truss Areas
Adding and Editing Eave Supports
Creating Service Loads
Creating Ceiling Trays
Adding and Editing Roof Bracing
The Detailing Process – Reviewing Detailing
Modifying Detailing
Editing Trusses via the Truss Editor
Adding and Editing Ancillary Items
Reports and Exports
Frame Theory
Wall Framing Construction and Terminology
Software
Reviewing and Editing the Panel Properties
Adding Windows and Doors
Adding Bracing Units
Adding Beam Pockets
Moving an Object
Editing an Objects Properties
Adding Tie Downs and Studs
Automatic and Manual Panel Breaking
Adding and Editing Custom Members
Designing Lintels
Adding and Editing Ancillary Items
Reports and Exports
Floor Theory
Floor Framing Construction and Terminology
Joist and Beam Set Out and Joist Types
Software
Creating Joists in the Layout
Creating Beams in the Layout
Creating Exclusion and Load Areas
Adding Objects to the Layout
Editing Joists Areas in the Layout
Modifying Joists/Beam Properties
The Detailing Process – Reviewing Detailing
Modifying Detailing
Editing Joists via the Joist Editor/Joist List
Adding and Editing Ancillary Items
Reports and Exports

Specific Training

The Specific Training course is designed for estimators and detailers who are ready to undertake specific high level tasks, load input/addition modifications, design analysis and system definition which require more engineering knowledge.

Delivery Format Based on an ‘eLearning’ format where users participate with individual training sessions OnLine.
The sessions can also be conducted one on one where a Multinail technical staff member provides additional support and details, or an onsite Mentor
Training Materials eLearning / Online materials for individual sessions covering specific software functions and processes for each detailing application.
Note that this course is not aimed at detailing theory there will be some elements of theory applied throughout the sessions.
Training approach Participants must complete individual eLearning sessions, then complete the ‘eAssessments’ for each unit
Assessment To be deemed competent and progress to the next level participants must:
• Be deemed competent in all units.
• Successfully complete the final assessment for the Level.
Units covered Role of an Estimator
Terminology and Member Identification
Plan Reading and Interpretation
Introduction to Timber Technology
Applying Mathematics to Our Industry
Roof Brace Theory

Specific Training course may cover the following units :-

Detailing Application Units
Modeler CAD File Import and Export
Tracing CAD files to create layout
Creating and Editing Plotting Sheets
Building and Using Symbols
Roof Adding and Editing User Defined Loads
Adding and Editing BFT Equations and Lists
Reviewing and Interpreting the Truss Design Data/Results
Manually Calculating Brackets and Tie Down Requirements
TC and BC Supported Trusses design creation and analysis
Canopy and Inverted Cantilever Truss creation and analysis
Top Hat Truss creation and analysis
Frame Bracing Units/Tie Down Calculations and Application
Object Manager – creating and editing libraries
Complex Panel Shapes
Reviewing and Interpreting the Lintel Design Data/Results
Floor Adding and Editing User Defined Loads
Bracing Units/Tie Down Calculations and Application
Manually Calculating Brackets Requirements
Reviewing and Interpreting the Joist/Beam Design Data/Results

Software New Version Releases and Upgrades

The Software New Version Release courses consist of a separate training unit call ‘Release Notes’ or ‘Upgrade Notes’ for each versions of the detailing software.

The ‘Release Notes’ units cover all feature changes to the detailing software and training users on why and how to work with the feature changes. This is achieved by text details and video instructions.

‘Upgrade Notes’ are not a required to be completed for training/assessment purposes.

Delivery Format ‘eLearning’ training or One on One training with the ‘eLearning’ material and an MN technical staff member
Training Materials ‘eLearning’ Release courses/units ONLY cover the feature changes to a specific release required to understand and use the version as an estimator/detailer
Training approach Participants must read, review and discuss the online training materials.
Mentors (MN or Fabricator staff) can assist with the training process if required.
Assessment Participants should complete all ‘eAssessments’ for Release course/units ONLY
Units covered As defined below – version by version of the detailing software

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