This connection makes the brace corner connections of the ends of the steel braces.

Location of the Brace Corner 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 connections automatically. However, the connection made automatically can be deleted and a new one can be made.

  • From the Connection tab, click the icon Brace Corner Connection.

  • From the 3D perspective view, first click the brace and press the right mouse button.

  • Then click the crossbars and/or beams respectively.

  • The connection will occur with default settings.

Location of the Brace Corner Connection Settings Dialog

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

Brace Corner 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 joint 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".

Angle Tab

The Angle Tab becomes active when the Use angle plate option is selected on the Main Plate tab.

Specifications

Define plate geometry

If the option is selected, it is determined by entering the angle values. The values ​​to be entered are shown in the schematic drawing.

Use section

By selecting the option, one of the ready-made L profiles is selected from the list as an angle bracket. By clicking on the Load section button, you can reach the ready section library and reach the list of American and European finished rolling sections and select from the list.

Length

Angle length value is entered.

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.