With the Seating Truss Connection command, column-truss connection is defined.

Location of the Seating Truss Connection Command

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

Usage Steps

  • From the connection menu, click on the Seating Truss Connection icon.

  • Select the column before the 3D perspective view and click the right mouse button.

  • Then select the truss elements attached to the column and click the right mouse button.

  • The connection will be created with default settings.

Location of the Seating Truss Connection Dialog

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

Seating Truss Connection Dialog

Seating Type Tab

Specifications

Type

One of the connection types is selected from the list.

Plate dimensions

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

Rollers

Roller sizes are determined by entering values.

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.

Truss Plate Type

Specifications

Connection to elements

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

Plate geometry

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

Element trim parameters

Element trim parameters are determined. The values ​​to be entered are shown in the schematic drawing.

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

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.

Stiffeners Tab

Specifications

Preliminary

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

Secondary

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

Column

The column 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.

Chamfers Tab

Specifications

Chamfers

The use of slope, slope type and geometric properties are determined by entering the value for easy assembly of the plates in the field.

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.

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.

Seating 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 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.