This connection is a column-beam connection.

Location of the Bolted Flange Plate Connection Command

You can access it under the Ribbon menu, Connection tab, Connection title.

Usage Steps

If Draw in Fast Mode is Active

  • From the Connection menu, click the Bolted Flange Plate Connection icon.

  • In 3D perspective view, move the mouse pointer closer to the element, close to the support

  • After this process, the virtual image of the connection will appear.

  • If the connection is suitable, create the connection by clicking the left mouse button.

  • The connection will occur with default settings.

If Draw in Fast Mode is Inactive

  • From the Connection menu, click the Bolted Flange Plate Connection icon.

  • Click the column then the beam before the 3D perspective view.

  • The bolted flange plate connection settings dialog will open.

  • The connection will occur when the wanted settings are made and the OK button is clicked.

Location of the Bolted Flange Plate Connection Settings Dialog

If the draw in fast mode is active, the connection settings will be opened automatically.

If the draw in fast mode is inactive, select the connection and click the right mouse button. Click the Properties line from the right click menu that opens.

Bolted Flange Plate Connection Settings Dialog

Type and Plates Tab

Specifications

Type and plates

The distance between column head and beam section is entered. The values ​​to be entered are shown in the schematic drawing.

Flange plate

Flange plate is determined by entering values. The values ​​to be entered are shown in the schematic drawing.

Flange shim

Shim is a plate placed between the elements to be connected in bolted connections. If shim is to be made, the option is selected and t2, thickness value is given.

Connection plate

Connection plate is determined by entering values. The values ​​to be entered are shown in the schematic drawing.

Schematic drawing

Connection and plate values ​​are shown on the schematic drawing.

Preview

There is a preview of the connection. The selection made and the entered values ​​can be followed simultaneously in the preview.

Stiffeners Tab

Specifications

Continuity plate

The purpose of the continuity plates is to support the column heads in the column-beam connections and to ensure the continuity of the beam head. Continuity plates are used for reinforcement in order to bend the column head and prevent column stem flow / wrinkle. If a continuity plate will be made, the option is marked. Continuity plate is determined by entering values. The values ​​to be entered are shown in the schematic drawing.

Web doubler plate

If the column body thickness is insufficient, web doubler plates are used to meet the shear effect of the panel area. If the web doubler plate will be made, the option is marked. Web doubler plate is determined by entering values. The values ​​to be entered are shown in the schematic drawing.

Schematic drawing

Connection and plate values ​​are shown on the schematic drawing.

Preview

There is a preview of the connection. The selection made and the entered values ​​can be followed simultaneously in the preview.

Plate Bolts Tab

Specifications

Horizontal arrangement

The horizontal arrangement distance value and number of bolts are entered. The values ​​to be entered are shown in the schematic drawing.

Group 1

Bolt distance values ​​are entered. The values ​​to be entered are shown in the schematic drawing.

Bolt properties

The Hole and Bolt Parameters dialog is opened by clicking on the bolt properties button. The bolt properties are set in this dialog.

Schematic drawing

Connection and bolt placement values ​​are shown on the schematic drawing.

Preview

There is a preview of the connections. The selection made and the entered values ​​can be followed simultaneously in the preview.

Chamfers Tab

Specifications

Chamfers (c1)

For easy assembly of the plates in the field, the use of slope, slope type and geometric properties are determined by entering the value.

Schematic drawing

Connection, notching and cutting values ​​are shown on the schematic drawing.

Preview

There is a preview of the connection. The selection made and the entered values ​​can be followed simultaneously in the preview.

Flange Bolts Tab

Specifications

Horizontal arrangement

The horizontal arrangement settings (number of horizontal bolt columns, distance values ​​..) of flange bolts are entered. The values ​​to be entered are shown in the schematic drawing.

Group 1

Flange bolts settings (number of lines, distance values ​​..) are entered. The values ​​to be entered are shown in the schematic drawing.

Bolt properties

The Hole and Bolt Parameters dialog is opened by clicking on the bolt properties button. The bolt properties are set in this dialog.

Schematic drawing

Connection and bolt placement values ​​are shown on the schematic drawing.

Preview

There is a preview of the connection. The selection made and the entered values ​​can be followed simultaneously in the preview.

Welds Tab

Specifications

Welds

The thickness, type and angle values ​​of the welds to be made at the connections are given. The information on whether it will be done on the construction site or not is entered.

Weld electrode

The strengths of the welding electrodes are defined in the design inputs. The strength of the main element in the weld joint is controlled under the condition that it has less strength than the weld strength.

If necessary, click the list and define "Create New…". To create the welding electrode, give the information "Name" and "Weld metal tensile strength" in the dialog that opens after clicking "Create New".

Welding geometry is determined automatically by the program. These properties can be changed to easily determine the connection properties. Geometry features are in accordance with industry standards and in the form specified in AISC.

Schematic drawing

Connection and weld values ​​are shown on the schematic drawing.

Preview

There is a preview of the connection. The selection made and the entered values ​​can be followed simultaneously in the preview.

Design Data Tab

In the design data, the plate material is defined.

If necessary, click the list and define "Create New…". To create the plate material, give the information material definations and values in the dialog that opens after clicking "Create New".