This connection is used to connect steel elements by welding.

Location of the Seating Welded Connection Command

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

Usage Steps

  • From the connection menu, click on the Welded Connection icon.

  • Click the elements you want to connect sequentially from the 3D perspective view.

  • Press the right mouse button to finish the selection.

  • The connection settings dialog will open.

  • You can edit the settings in this dialog.

Location of the Welded Connection Dialog

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

Welded Connection Dialog

General Tab

Specifications

Form

A selection is made for the shape and a value is entered in the carving gap. 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.