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D. To create a connection tag

To create a new connection tag for use in the current STAAD model, use the following steps.

注記: You must have a Connection Tags XML file containing appropriate connection capacities with members used in the model. A default XML file is included with the program that contains a minimal amount of connection data.

A connection tag is added to the model to define the type of connection (e.g., shear or moment) and the associate attributes of that connection (e.g., end releases or capacities associated with the connection).

  1. Select one or more members in the view window.
  2. Either:

    on the Beam Tools ribbon tab, select the Assign tool in the Connection Tags group


    right-click and select Connection Tags >  Assign Connection Tags from the pop-up menu

    注記: If you have not specified a Connection Tags XML data file, then the Select Connection Tag File dialog opens prompting you to select an appropriate XML file.
    The Assign Connection Tags dialog and New Connection Tag dialog open.
  3. If the New Connection Tag dialog did not already open, then click the New tool in the dialog toolbar
  4. On the New Connection Tag dialog, select the category to use from the Select Categories drop-down list.
  5. Select the Tag to use from the selected category from the Select Tags drop-down list.
  6. Either:

    set the option to Assign Beam End Releases to the use the end releases in the connection tag definition


    clear the Assign Beam End Release option and manually select the end releases you want for this connection

  7. Select either the Start or End Location option (or both).
    注記: Selecting both Start and End locations creates two distinct connections, which must both be assigned.
  8. Either:

    click Add to add this connection to the connection tags list in the Assign Connection Tags dialog


    click Assign to assign the connection tag to the current member selection