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D. To Select a Smart Connection Template

An appropriate set of joints must be selected in order to assign smart connections.

  1. Either:

    Click the Smart Connections tool


    Select Connection Design >  Assign Smart Connection

    The Smart Connection dialog opens.
  2. You may specify design code or grouping overrides here.
  3. (Optional) For AISC codes, select the option for Consider AISC 341-05 Seismic Provisions Select a load cases from the drop-down list which represents the gravity load.
  4. (Optional) For BS5950 code, select the option to Consider Structural Integrity if necessary.
  5. (Optional) For Base Plates, select a Seismic Category site class from the drop down list.
  6. Select a connection class from the drop-down list. All available connections are displayed in the Available list box below.
  7. Select the connection you wish to use and add it to the Selected list box by clicking the Add (>) button.
  8. Click OK to accept and design the selected joints using these connections.