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Connection design analysis

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Visual navigation through connection types

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Direct editing of connection elements

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Easy addition of stiffening elements

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Straightforward load case definition

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Broad range of standard connection types


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Moment connections
- single- & double-sided beam to column flange

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- welded (with or without haunch)


- bolted end plate (with or without haunch)

- single-sided beam to column web

- welded (w or w/o haunch)


- bolted end plate (w or w/o haunch)

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- beam splices
- column bases

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Shear connections
- single- & double-sided beam to column flange
- single- & double-sided beam to column web
- single- & double-sided beam to beam web
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- flexible end plate


- bolted angle cleats
- fin plate

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Hollow structural section connections


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Steel section library with US, UK, Indian &


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Material library with steel & concrete grades

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Bolts & anchor bolts library

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Parametric definition of connection elements

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User-defined defaults for connection elements

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Direct feedback to user on connection design


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Identification of critical connection elements

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Evaluation bilinear connection stiffness diagram

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Optimisation of connection design

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All-in-one summary drawing of connection

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Detail drawings of connection elements

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