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define multiple load case combinations
input full range of loads (axial, shear on both axes, bending on both axes, even torsion!) for most connections
nicely check \’sum up\’ of results, where all checks are quickly reported with maximum design ratio (governing case)
check results in details for each limit state
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see your joint updating \’live\’ even in the initial phases when all data aren\’t input yet
input different material properties for each different steel part (members, plates) of the connection
have your software shape the geometry you want, you don\’t have to adapt to what software does (wide range of options to edit geometry)
use stiffeners to decrease thickness of connected elements, just as some fabricators ask you to do
change units in one click
choose if you want to apply 13th or 14th edition of AISC code
set up options like colors of drawings
see the governing limit state change \’live\’ as you modify geometry/loads/members
have material resistance change according to thickness as required by standards
design welds
export scaled sketch to dxf
just print sketch and add your notes for detailers
change method of calculating joints
see formulas used in calculations and see them in equation style formatting
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write loads in the \’load table\’ as formulas that the software can remember
include formulas in the report
create your own check modifying the report (save in .rtf and edit it in Microsoft Word or similar)
impress your customers with professional reports
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design splices where bolts on flanges have different size and geometry from web bolts
design splices only connected on web
design splices only connected on flanges
design bolts by friction
choose base plate method to resist shear (friction, anchor bolts, shear lug, combinations among them)
write down your notes in the dedicated window
follow suggestions in the comment area to effectively design joints
automatically see if there are interferences to anticipate problems in fabrication
filter off any material, bolt class or bolt size that you don\’t use often
add your own profiles
give files with custom member properties to your peers and have custom properties directly imported into the \’new\’ computer
add web plate to members to satisfy check requirements like column web panel, block shear, bearing, strength of notched beams, etc
notch beams or use haunches (top and/or bottom)
create advanced bolt geometries in apex connections or end plates to optimize design
calculate continuity plates, backing plates, diagonal stiffeners, Morris stiffeners and much more in moment connections
print t-stub details of moment connections
calculate rigidity of connections
design braces according to your preferred method (UFM, Kiss, UFM variants…)
check very special geometries of bolts or welds in the \’general check\’ module
satisfy your international customers offering a wide range of codes you can check connections according to
gain insights of various global codes making comparisons between different codes
get really quick in design joints; the way you want them to be, not the way the software can (only) do it
save a lot of money picking up a speed in connection design
win business making customers happy with reliable and economic design
overwrite default values of eccentricities (bolts, plates, welds) if you want different values
choose if you prefer to calculate bolt reactions using instanteneous center of rotation method or elastic method
choose hole size of bolts
open many joints (files), also of the same kind, simultaneously