STUD

Definition: 

Vertical structural element of a wall assembly which supports vertical loads and/or transfers lateral loads.

STUD (UNPUNCHED)

Definition: 

A C-section, vertical framing member used to construct walls and partitions. The stud supports vertical loads and/or transfers lateral loads.

STUD (PUNCHED)

Definition: 

A C-section, vertical framing member used to construct walls and partitions, that has a hole in the web allowing for the installation of plumbing, electrical, and other trade installation. The stud supports vertical loads and/or transfers lateral loads.

SPLINE

Definition: 

A smooth curve made by connecting an array of points. Curve accuracy increases with the number of points used.

SOFFIT

Definition: 

The underside of eaves and rakes (between the fascia board and the outside of the building). Soffits are usually vented to draw air into the attic.