With the Stay Connection command, beam-beam connection is defined. It connects the steel beams that connection at different levels to each other with angle plate.

Location of the Stay Connection Command

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

Usage Steps

For two beams whose elevation is different but intersecting;

  • From the Connection menu, click the Stay Connection icon.

  • First choose the bottom beam. Then select the parts of the other beam in turn and press the right mouse button

  • The connection will occur with default settings.

Location of the Stay Connection Settings Dialog

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

Stay Connection Settings Dialog

Type Tab

Specifications

Connection type

Connection type is selected for top and bottom plates.

Crosses

It is chosen whether the crosses will be on the left or right or both sides.

Connection branch

It is selected whether the connection will be on the left or right or both sides.

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 plate

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

Secondary plate

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

Diagonal plate

The diagonal 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.

Angle 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. 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.

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.

Connection 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.

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.

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.