This connection is a steel beam - secondary steel beam connection.

Location of the Joining Plates 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 on the Joining Plates 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 on the Joining Plates Connection icon.

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

  • The joining plates connection settings dialog will open.

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

Location of the Joining Plates 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.

Joining Plates Connection Settings Dialog

Plates Tab

Specifications

Type

For the connection, one of the bolted or welded connection types is selected.

Plate 1

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

Plate 2

The second plate is 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.

Brackets Tab

Specifications

Bracket 1

It is determined by entering the values ​​for the bracket 1. The values ​​to be entered are shown in the schematic drawing.

Bracket 2

It is determined by entering the values ​​for the bracket 2. 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.

Bottom Plates Tab

Specifications

Plate 1

Plate 1 dimensions are determined by entering values. The values ​​to be entered are shown in the schematic drawing.

Plate 2

Plate 2 dimensions are determined by entering the values. The values ​​to be entered are shown in the schematic drawing.

Web 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 t 4 , thickness value is given.

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.

Chamfers Tab

Specifications

Chamfer (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.

Stiffener Plates Tab

Specifications

Stiffener plates

The stiffener plates 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 connectipn. The selection made and the entered values ​​can be followed simultaneously in the preview.

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.

Group 2

Distance values ​​of bolts to beam and other bolts are entered. The values ​​to be entered are shown in the schematic drawing.

Group 3

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".