Q: Why do the nail lengths not change with the wood depth when going thicker? Assembly vs Closure Fasteners?
A: The fastener initially shown on the initial design screen when you create a new design comes from Preferences -> Construction -> Rules and Other.
In Preferences there is a field for you to select the default Assembly fastener and a field for the default Closure fastener for each style family. The fasteners shown in these fields is what is pre-entered when you initially create the design. Users may use the drop down and change the default as needed when creating a new crate design.
Whether Assembly or Closure fasteners are used in the design is based on the selected Closure Condition. When the Closure Condition is Set-Up, only Assembly fasteners will be calculated. For any other Closure Condition, Crate Pro will calculate Assembly fasteners for all panels considered "assembled" and Closure fasteners for all panels not "assembled'. An example is in the closure condition, 'Top Off', fasteners listed in the Closure Fastener field will be calculated for the single panel.
Fasteners are unique in that they not only have a Spacing Factor unique to the material, you are also able to tell Crate Pro 6 in what part of the assembly process you will accept that fastener to be used.
Example: A specific fastener can be used for: cleats, assembly, closure, base to skids, rub strips or caseline. Users check or uncheck the appropriate boxes in the Inventory -> Fastener. This helps manage what fasteners can be selected when a user makes a change and reduces a long list of fasteners to what is used for that process.
FASTENERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR ASSEMBLY TIME VALUES. PLEASE REVIEW ADDITIONAL LESSONS ON ADJUSTING YOUR LABOR TIME TO TWEAK THESE SETTINGS