This connection forms the top plate for the box / boat profiles.

Location of the Box/Tube Cap Plate Command

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

Usage Steps

If Draw in Fast Mode is Active

  • Click Box/Tube Cap Plate icon from the Connection menu.

  • Click the elements you want to connect sequentially from the 3D perspective view.

  • The connection will occur.

If Draw in Fast Mode is Inactive

  • Click Box/Tube Cap Plate icon from the Connection menu.

  • Click the column from the 3D perspective view.

  • The connection will occur with default settings.

Location of the Box/Tube Cap 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.

Box/Tube Cap Plate Connection Settings Dialog

General Tab

Specifications

Cap plate

The cap plate is determined by entering the value. 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.

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.