With the Column-Column End Plate Splice command, additions are defined in columns.

Location of the Column-Column End Plate Splice Command

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

Usage Steps

If Draw in Fast Mode is Active

  • From the Connection menu, click on the Column-Column End Plate Splice 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 on the Column-Column End Plate Splice icon.

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

  • The connection will occur with default settings.

Location of the Column-Column End Plate Splice 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.

Column-Column End Plate Splice Settings Dialog

Type Tab

Specifications

Connection type

Bolted or welded connection types are selected.

Assembly plate

The assembly plate can be added to the joint by checking the option.

Stiffeners

By checking the options, support and secondary plate can be added to the connection.

Schematic drawing

Connection and 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.

Plates Tab

Specifications

Support end plate

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

Secondary end plate

The secondary end 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.

Chamfers Tab

Specifications

Chamfer (c1, c2)

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.

Stiffeners Tab

Specifications

Support stiffener plates

Support stiffener plates are determined by entering the values. The values ​​to be entered are shown in the schematic drawing.

Secondary stiffener plates

The secondary stiffener plates are 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.

End Plate Bolts Tab

Specifications

Horizontal arrangement

The horizontal arrangement distance value of the 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 arrangement 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.

Assembly Plate Bolts Tab

This tab appears when the assembly plate is marked in type tab..

Specifications

Horizontal arrangement

The horizontal arrangement distance value of the 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.