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 Assignments to Multiple Joints Page 1 of 4
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This section describes the punching load assignments that are viewed and
Steel Frame Design > API Punching
his command is only available when thet more than one joint and click the
l FrameDesign > API Punching Load Joint Assigns
command to bring up the APIint Name isle joints areck this joint” ed, all of theeck is “Do NOT check this joint” flag is the only punching load assignment thatcan be viewed or modified for more than one joint at the same time. All otherpunching load assignments must be viewed or modified for a single joint at atime. (Note that when you use the database editing features of the program,it is possible to modify all punching load assignments for all joints at the sametime).modifiedusing the
Design menu >Load Joint Assigns
command. Tsteel design code is set to API RP2A-WSD2000 or API RP2A-LRFD 97.
 Assignments to Multiple Joints
Selec
Design menu > Stee
Punching Load Assignments form shown in Figure 1. The Jodisplayed as Multiple Joints Selected, indicating that multipselected.The Punching Load Check area of the form has a “Do NOT checheck box. If this check box is checked and the
OK
button is clickselected joints will be flagged to be skipped when the punching load chperformed.The 
Figure 1: API Punching Load Assignments form with multiple joints selected
 
Tubular Steel Frame Punching Load Check Punching Load Assignments Assignments to a Single Joint Page 2 of 4
 
 Assignments to a Single Joint
Select a single joint and click the
Design menu > Steel FramAPI Punching Load Joint Assigns
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e Design >
and to bring up the API Punchingame and allThe Punching Load Check area of the form has a “Do NOT check this joint” check box. If this check box is checked, the joint will be skipped when thepunching load check is performed.Load Assignments form shown in Figure 2. The selected joint npunching load assignments for the joint are displayed.
Figure 2: API Punching Load Assignments form with a single joint selected
 
Tubular Steel Frame Punching Load Check Punching Load Assignments Assignments to a Single Joint Page 3 of 4
 
Punching Load Check Status
The Current Punching Load Check Status for this Joint areaPunching Load Assignments formof the API(see Figure 2) indicates if the program willon reason that a joint will not be checked is if it is framingnments formed joint. Thelected in thes the availability of some parameters (for2A-WSD2000steel preferences determines theionof that item appears in the Item Description area.lue, black ortion of Colorunching loadch of the linehe data for ae line objectiven in the second row of the table.object, somee object areinactive. When the Type for the line object is Chord, only the Active, Sectionand Type items are active. All other items are inactive (blank with a graybackground).When the Type for the line object is Brace, the Gap item is inactive, exceptwhen the Class item is set to K Gap. Also, when the Type for the line object isBrace, the items associated with overlapping joints are inactive, except whencheck the joint. Typically, if the program will not check the joint, the reasonfor not checking is displayed in this area.The most comminto members other than pipe sections.
Joint Check Parameters
The Joint Check Parameters area of the API Punching Load Assig(see Figure 2) lists the punching load assignments for the selectsteel design code (API RP2A-WSD2000 or API RP2A-LRFD 97) sesteel design preferences determineexample, Phi factors and Vwa). Also, selection of the API RPcode and the punching load method in theavailability of the Qq and Qu factors.When you click on an item in the Joint Check Parameters area, a descriptThe items in the Joint Check Parameters area are color-coded bred. The meaning of each color code is defined in the ExplanaCoding for Values area of the form.The first column in the Joint Check Parameters area lists the passignment items. The other columns list the assignments for eaobjects (frame members) that are connected to the joint. All of tsingle line object is contained in a single column in the table. Thname is gDepending on the Type and Class specified for a particular lineof the punching load assignment items associated with the lin

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