Basic Connections dialog
Used to assign Basic connection templates to selected joints. A "Basic" connection template contains all the information about the connection (such as the plate sizes and bolt locations etc) which is applied to a joint and then checked for code compliance.
A set of joints that is to use Basic connections can contain multiple connections (i.e., each with a different plate size and bolt diameter). If the first connection does not achieve compliance, then the next is checked until either a suitable connection is defined or all the selected connections have been checked. Therefore, when assigning basic connections, you will typically select multiple connections to be checked.
Opens whenis selected.
|Design||Select the design code to be used. The field is populated with the default code selected in the RAM Settings dialog.|
(AISC codes only)
Select the Consider AISC 341-05 Seismic Provisions option to instruction the program to design the connections per this specification.
A gravity load combination must be selected when this option is used.
|Consider Structural Integrity||(BS5950 only) Select this option to include the requirements for structural integrity in the design (Cl 188.8.131.52 BS5950 1:2000). A tie force not less than 75 kN is considered for these verifications. The appendices A to D (BS5950 1:2000) give the required information on the behavior and methodology to resist tying forces in the design.|
|Seismic Category||(Base Plate only) Specify the site class which best describes the soil conditions supporting the foundation and base plate.|
|Connection types||Select the class of connection to be used from this list. The connection types available depend on the code selected.|
|Available list||A list of all available connection templates for the selected connection type are listed here.|
|Selected list||The connection templates selected for design will be added to the list.|
|Design Connections Individually||Select this option to instruct the program to optimize connections at each joint separately, rather than grouping for the worst case among common connections.|