This connection connecs trusses upper, lower head and trusses strut and crosses When purlins are defined, the program makes these connections automatically. However, the connection made automatically can be deleted and a new one can be made.

Location of the Truss Connection Command

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

Usage Steps

  • Click on the Truss Connection icon from the Connection menu.

  • From the 3D perspective view, select the scissor top and / or bottom header and headers respectively.

  • Press the right mouse button and select braces and / or posts.

  • The connection will occur with default settings.

  • Double-click the connection to change settings.

  • The connection dialog will open.

Location of the Truss Connection Settings Dialog

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

Truss Connection Settings Dialog

Type Tab

Specifications

Connection to elements

Welded or bolted connection type is selected for combination.

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.

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.

Bolt 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.