After analyzing the results of the project whose Analysis+Design has been done, steel connections can be modeled. For steel joint modeling, the locations of the elements can be changed accordingly and Analysis+Design is repeated.

Modelling Steel Connections - 2.cde

  • Click on the Connection tab under the ribbon menu.

  • Turn off the draw in fast mode by clicking the Draw in Fast Mode command.

  • Click the Column-Foundation Connection (Stiffened Baseplate) command.

  • Click on the steel column at the D-1 axis intersection.

  • The Stiffened Baseplate Connection dialog will open, that defined to the steel column.

  • Remove the stiffeners plates defined for primary and secondary direction.

  • Click the Plates and grout tab.

  • Enter t=20 mm as the plate thickness value under the Main Plate section.

  • Enter the plate dimensions as b=260 mm and h=220 mm.

  • Uncheck the grout option.

  • Uncheck the cast plate option.

  • Click the Anchorage tab.

  • Enter 2 as the primary direction anchor number value.

  • Enter the anchor interval in the primary direction d1=190 mm.

  • Enter 2 as the secondary direction anchor number value.

  • Enter the anchor interval in the secondary direction d2=150 mm.

  • Click the Hole and Bolt Properties button in the Bold Properties section.

  • Select M12 as the bolt size and ISO 8.8 as the bolt grade.

  • Click the OK button to close the dialog.

  • Click on the Welds tab.

  • Enter the values ​​of 5 mm in the weld size lines.

  • Click on the Add to favorites command the under the Favorites.

  • Give connection to "Column Baseplate 1" name.

  • Click the OK button to close the window.

  • Click the OK button to close the dialog.

  • Activate the Draw in Fast Mode under the Connection tab in the ribbon menu.

  • From the perspective view, click on the steel columns to define the combination named “Column Baseplate 1”.

  • Press the Esc key on the keyboard to exit the command.

  • Turn off the draw in fast mode by clicking the Draw in Fast Mode command.

  • Click the Welded Connection command under the Experimentals heading.

  • It will read 1 in the mouse pointer.

  • Click on the steel column.

  • Click the right mouse button.

  • It will read 2 in the mouse pointer.

  • Click on the steel beam.

  • Click the right mouse button.

  • The Welded Connection settings dialog will open.

  • Click on the Welds tab.

  • Enter the size values ​​as 3mm and select the site weld option.

  • Click on the Add to favorites command the under the Favorites.

  • Give connection to “Weld 1” name and click OK to close the window.

  • Click the OK button to close the dialog.

  • Activate the Draw in Fast Mode under the Connection tab in the ribbon menu.

  • It will read 1 in the mouse pointer.

  • Click on the steel column.

  • Click the right mouse button.

  • It will read 2 in the mouse pointer.

  • Click on the steel beam.

  • Click the right mouse button.

  • Apply similar operations to all column-beam connections.

  • Press the Esc key on the keyboard to exit the command.

  • Click on the Concrete tab.

  • Click the Analysis+Design (F9) command.

  • Do you want to perform analysis? question will be asked.

  • Click the Yes button.

  • Wait for the analysis to complete in the Analysis Status window.

  • After the analysis is complete, click the OK button to close the window.

  • Open the right-click menu in the visualization window .

  • Click on the structural visualization options line.

  • Select Connection Failures from the Steel Design tab Design Output list.

  • The connection design results will be displayed in the visualization window.

  • Insufficient connections are indicated by red dots and adequate connections by green dots.

By downloading the ideCAD Structural BIM Model.ide10 file, you can access the project whose steel connections have been modeled and whose previous steps have been completed together with Analysis+Design.

ideCAD Structural BIM Model.ide10


Follow the steps of the video below.