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EX. To designate the wall-slab connection

To mesh the wall such that it is compatible with the slab mesh, use the following procedure.

  1. In the Analytical Modeling workflow bar, select Geometry. The Parametric Modeling dialog closes and the plate model is displayed.
  2. On the View ribbon tab, select the Display Whole Structure tool in the Tools group.

    The standard view is restored, displaying the hidden portions to the view.
  3. (Optional) On the Select ribbon tab, select the All tool in the Beams group.

    Tip: It is not necessary to select the members in order to perform the next steps. However, this can server as an easy way to identify the edges of the slab-wall interface when selecting the vertices.
  4. On the Geometry ribbon tab, select the Wall/Slab Connection tool in the Structure group.

  5. Starting with the two nodes at the base, select the four corner nodes of the wall in a clockwise order, clicking on the first selected node a second time to complete the boundary definition.
    The Division along wall dialog opens.
    Note: As the divisions along the base of the wall must be compatible with the slab density line, this value will control the meshing along the sides.
  6. Click OK. The default value of 10 divisions is sufficient for this example.
  7. On the Utilities ribbon tab, select the Plate Tools > Plate Connectivity tool I the Geometry Tools group. A message dialog opens indicating that no overlapping plates are found. This indicates also that the slab and wall are properly connected.