This connection is a steel brace center point connection.

Location of the Brace Center Connection Command

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

Usage Steps

When the steel brace is defined, the program makes these combinations automatically. However, the combination made automatically can be deleted and a new one can be made.

  • Click the Brace Center Connection line from the Steel tab.

  • From the 3D perspective view, click the converging braces in turn.

  • The combination will occur with default settings.

Location of the Brace Center Connection Settings Dialog

Select the connection and click the right mouse button. Click the Properties line from the right click menu that opens.

Brace Center Connection Settings Dialog

Main Plate Tab

Specifications

Plate dimensions

The dimensions of the plate are determined by entering the 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.

Brace Connection Tab

Specifications

Type

Connection type is selected.

Dimensions

The dimensions of the plate are determined by entering the 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.

Brace types

Bolts Tab

Specifications

Horizontal arrangement

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

Group 1

Distance values ​​of bolts to beam and other bolts 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".