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5 = {{id name="Starting the program"/}}Starting the program =
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7 The Steel Joint module can be started in one of the following ways:
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9 * Click //Start// button of Windows status bar and select //All programs -> FEM-Design…//(((
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11 [[image:1585727855492-430.png]]
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15 )))
16 * Click //Windows desktop -> FEM-Design 19 icon to start up the FEM-Design Command Center. Click on Steel Joint-icon//.(((
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18 [[image:1585727906819-413.png]]
19 )))
20
21 When starting the Steel Joint module a //Code, configuration// dialog pops out. Here the user has to select a code for the calculation. The code selection influences the values of safety factors, as well as the range of available modelling materials.
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24 [[image:1585728096467-123.png]]
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26 = {{id name="Introduction"/}}Introduction =
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28 The Steel Joint module covers 51 joints that are classified into 7 types:
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30 * Column splice
31 * Beam splice
32 * Column base
33 * Beam to beam
34 * Beam to column
35 * Knee
36 * Bracing
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38 Each type includes several solutions, where different bar cross-section or different components are used, (end plate, splice plate, weld, bolt…). Solutions may include additional options that can be chosen for different number of joined bars or different bar topology (e.g. Y, X, K bracing joints).
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40 The following table shows all the possible joints.
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43 |=(% colspan="2" rowspan="1" scope="row" style="background-color: rgb(0, 118, 203); text-align: center; width: 273px;" %)(% style="color:#ffffff" %)Type|=(% colspan="2" rowspan="1" style="background-color: rgb(0, 118, 203); text-align: center; width: 201px;" %)(% style="color:#ffffff" %)Solution|=(% colspan="2" rowspan="1" style="background-color: rgb(0, 118, 203); width: 215px; text-align: center;" %)(% style="color:#ffffff" %)Options
44 |=(% colspan="1" rowspan="6" style="width: 140px; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center;" %)Column splice|=(% colspan="1" rowspan="6" scope="row" style="width: 136px; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;" %)[[image:1585730203534-718.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:72px" %)CS1|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:148px" %)[[image:1585729952680-461.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)-|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)-
45 |(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:72px" %)CS2|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:148px" %)[[image:1585729267159-295.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)-|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)-
46 |(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:72px" %)CS3|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:148px" %)[[image:1585729135282-377.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)-|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)-
47 |(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:72px" %)CS4|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:148px" %)[[image:1585729570574-697.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)-|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)-
48 |(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:72px" %)CS5|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:148px" %)[[image:1585729660667-737.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)-|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)-
49 |(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:72px" %)CS6|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:148px" %)[[image:1585729705953-304.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)-|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)-
50 |=(% colspan="1" rowspan="7" style="width: 140px; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;" %)Beam splice|=(% colspan="1" rowspan="7" scope="row" style="width: 136px; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;" %)[[image:1585728313969-146.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:72px" %)BS1|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:148px" %)[[image:1585730132811-524.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)-|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)-
51 |(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:72px" %)BS2|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:148px" %)[[image:1585730040571-862.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)-|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)-
52 |(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:72px" %)BS3|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:148px" %)[[image:1585730053736-772.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)-|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)-
53 |(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:72px" %)BS4|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:148px" %)[[image:1585730067001-365.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)-|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)-
54 |(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:72px" %)BS5|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:148px" %)[[image:1585730080683-734.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)-|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)-
55 |(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:72px" %)BS6|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:148px" %)[[image:1585730094047-971.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)-|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)-
56 |(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:72px" %)BS7|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:148px" %)[[image:1585730103465-940.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)-|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)-
57 |=(% colspan="1" rowspan="5" style="width: 140px; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;" %)Beam to beam|=(% colspan="1" rowspan="5" scope="row" style="width: 136px; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;" %)[[image:1585730220425-521.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:72px" %)BB1|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:148px" %)[[image:1585730988022-177.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)-|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)-
58 |(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:72px" %)BB2|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:148px" %)[[image:1585730941873-337.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)-|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)-
59 |(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:72px" %)BB3|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:148px" %)[[image:1585730951285-527.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)-|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)-
60 |(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:72px" %)BB4|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:148px" %)[[image:1585730960783-130.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)-|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)-
61 |(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:72px" %)BB5|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:148px" %)[[image:1585730969698-734.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)-|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)-
62 |=(% colspan="1" rowspan="2" style="width: 140px; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;" %)Column base|=(% colspan="1" rowspan="2" scope="row" style="width: 136px; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;" %)[[image:1585730230177-780.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:72px" %)CB1|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:148px" %)[[image:1585730910397-230.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)-|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)-
63 |(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:72px" %)CB2|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:148px" %)[[image:1585730168683-371.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)-|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)-
64 |=(% colspan="1" rowspan="9" style="width: 140px; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;" %)Beam to column|=(% colspan="1" rowspan="9" scope="row" style="width: 136px; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;" %)[[image:1585729519621-267.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:72px" %)BC1|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:148px" %)[[image:1585731048460-764.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)-|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)-
65 |(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:72px" %)BC2|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:148px" %)[[image:1585731182929-873.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)-|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)-
66 |(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:72px" %)BC3|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:148px" %)[[image:1585731192923-715.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)-|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)-
67 |(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:72px" %)BC4|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:148px" %)[[image:1585731202930-969.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)-|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)-
68 |(% colspan="1" rowspan="2" style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:72px" %)BC5|(% colspan="1" rowspan="2" style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:148px" %)[[image:1585731258497-285.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)[[image:1585731086632-479.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)A
69 |(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)[[image:1585731062051-372.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)B
70 |(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:72px" %)BC6|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:148px" %)[[image:1585731217784-987.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)-|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)-
71 |(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:72px" %)BC7|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:148px" %)[[image:1585731224833-326.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)-|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)-
72 |(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:72px" %)BC8|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:148px" %)[[image:1585731235651-566.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)-|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)-
73 |=(% colspan="1" rowspan="10" style="width: 140px; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;" %)Knee|=(% colspan="1" rowspan="10" scope="row" style="width: 136px; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;" %)[[image:1585729480225-201.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:72px" %)KN1|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:148px" %)[[image:1585730817948-940.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)-|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)-
74 |(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:72px" %)KN2|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:148px" %)[[image:1585730579005-458.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)-|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)-
75 |(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:72px" %)KN3|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:148px" %)[[image:1585730589175-430.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)-|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)-
76 |(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:72px" %)KN4|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:148px" %)[[image:1585730600701-645.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)-|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)-
77 |(% colspan="1" rowspan="2" style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:72px" %)KN5|(% colspan="1" rowspan="2" style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:148px" %)[[image:1585730679525-133.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)[[image:1585730780123-181.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)A
78 |(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)[[image:1585730747845-573.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)B
79 |(% colspan="1" rowspan="2" style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:72px" %)KN6|(% colspan="1" rowspan="2" style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:148px" %)[[image:1585730691331-367.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)[[image:1585730778306-449.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)A
80 |(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)[[image:1585730746475-343.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)B
81 |(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:72px" %)KN7|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:148px" %)[[image:1585730699227-537.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)-|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)-
82 |(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:72px" %)KN8|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:148px" %)[[image:1585730710150-388.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)-|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)-
83 |=(% colspan="1" rowspan="12" style="width: 140px; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;" %)Bracing|=(% colspan="1" rowspan="12" scope="row" style="width: 136px; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;" %)[[image:1585729359917-347.png]]|(% colspan="1" rowspan="3" style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:72px" %)BJ1|(% colspan="1" rowspan="3" style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:148px" %)[[image:1585730500634-777.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)[[image:1585730409780-110.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)Y
84 |(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)[[image:1585730418255-799.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)X
85 |(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)[[image:1585730514640-865.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)K
86 |(% colspan="1" rowspan="3" style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:72px" %)BJ2|(% colspan="1" rowspan="3" style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:148px" %)[[image:1585730280524-460.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)[[image:1585730409780-110.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)Y
87 |(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)[[image:1585730450749-532.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)X
88 |(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)[[image:1585730517203-787.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)K
89 |(% colspan="1" rowspan="3" style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:72px" %)BJ3|(% colspan="1" rowspan="3" style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:148px" %)[[image:1585730359428-644.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)[[image:1585730409780-110.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)Y
90 |(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)[[image:1585730452759-668.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)X
91 |(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)[[image:1585730519577-408.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)K
92 |(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:72px" %)BJ4|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:148px" %)[[image:1585730370733-129.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)-|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)-
93 |(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:72px" %)BJ5|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:148px" %)[[image:1585730381786-506.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)-|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)-
94 |(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:72px" %)BJ6|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:148px" %)[[image:1585730394642-875.png]]|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:150px" %)-|(% style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; width:67px" %)-
95
96 = {{id name="Steel joint"/}}Steel joint =
97
98 == User interface ==
99
100 The user interface of the standalone module contains the following parts:
101
102 * Navigation panel
103 * 3D model of the joint
104 * Calculation window
105 * Collection
106 * Enter Documentation module
107
108 |[[image:light.png]]|(((
109 Toolbars, Menu bar and Status bar are the standard FEM-Design components that are located in all modules’ interface (see FEM-Design User Manual, //Basic concept// -> //User interface// chapter).
110
111
112 )))
113
114 (% style="text-align:center" %)
115 [[image:1585731632554-593.png]]
116
117 === Navigation panel ===
118
119 Navigation panel is located on the left side. All user input takes place on this panel.
120
121 === 3D model of the joint ===
122
123 The 3D model of the joint is located on the right side. It is updated in real time. When any joint’s parameter is modified, the 3D model will be updated immediately.
124
125 === Calculation window ===
126
127 Calculation window by default is placed in Navigation panel, in the Design panel. The user can however, change its position. This window displays calculations, errors and warnings.
128
129 === Collection ===
130
131 The collection of the designed joints is located at the up-left corner. In this part of the interface the designed joints can be selected for modification.
132
133 === Entering Documentation module ===
134
135 The button to enter the [[//Documentation//>>path:/xwiki/wiki/femdesignwiki/get/Manuals/User%20Manual/Steel%20Design/?sheet=CKEditor.ResourceDispatcher&outputSyntax=plain&language=en&type=doc&reference=Manuals.User+Manual.Documentation.WebHome&typed=true]] module is located on the top-right corner. For more information see Chapter 2.7.
136
137 == Joint ==
138
139 Designing of a joint in the standalone module is performed in 3 main steps.
140
141 * Selecting a joint
142 * Setting data
143 * Designing the joint
144
145 First, the user has to choose a joint type (1), then a solution (2), and an option (3), if available. User can step forward to the //Data// panel by clicking on the //Next// button (4).
146
147 (% style="text-align:center" %)
148 [[image:1585731740929-972.png]]
149
150
151 == Data ==
152
153 === Basic data ===
154
155 In the up-right of the //Data// panel the following data of bars connected to a joint can be set:
156
157 * Cross-section(s)
158 * Material(s)
159 * Geometry (in some solutions)
160 * Buckling data (in case of column splices and column bases, more details come later)
161
162 (% style="text-align:center" %)
163 [[image:1585731755104-804.png]]
164
165
166 |(% style="width:91px" %)[[image:light.png]]|(% style="width:1399px" %)The program will automatically set the geometry of the joint components if the //Setup components automatically when cross-section changed// option is enabled. Otherwise, the components will not be modified after the cross-section has changed.
167
168 (% style="text-align:center" %)
169 [[image:1585731770983-882.png]]
170
171
172 ==== Cross section ====
173
174 The section library displays only those sections that are relevant for selected joint type. The library can be exported to a file, or imported from a file.
175
176 (% style="text-align:center" %)
177 [[image:1585731809709-116.png]]
178
179 |(% style="width:82px" %)[[image:light.png]]|(% style="width:1408px" %)In the cross-section library only the same type of sections can be imported.
180
181 If a new section needs to be created, or the user wants to modify or delete the existing sections, it can be done in the //Edit section library// dialog, or by launching the //Section// //Editor// from the Tools menu (or the Toolbar).
182
183 (% style="text-align: center;" %)
184 [[image:1585731856602-139.png]] [[image:1585731860973-436.png]]
185
186 |(% style="width:93px" %)[[image:light.png]]|(% style="width:1397px" %)For more information about section editing, see FEM-Design User Manual, //Structure Definition -> Properties -> Cross-section// chapter.
187
188 ==== Material ====
189
190 The material library contains some standard steel grades. The library can be exported to a file, or imported from a file.
191
192 (% style="text-align:center" %)
193 [[image:1585731871905-757.png]]
194
195 |[[image:warning.png]]|In the material library there is a new partial factor called //Gamma M5,// which refers to the resistance of hollow and pipe sections (see Eurocode 1993-1-8, 2.2).
196
197 The user can create a new material by pressing the //New// button.
198
199 (% style="text-align:center" %)
200 [[image:1585731896310-511.png]]
201
202 ==== Geometry ====
203
204 In case of some joints it is possible to define the inclination of bars.
205
206 (% style="text-align:center" %)
207 [[image:1585731905861-290.png]]
208
209 ==== Buckling data ====
210
211 In some joints buckling data are present. They are considered in automatic calculation of 2nd order effects, if necessary.
212
213 (% style="text-align:center" %)
214 [[image:1585731911721-263.png]]
215
216 === Load combinations ===
217
218 Load combinations can be defined at the bottom of the //Data// panel.
219
220 (% style="text-align:center" %)
221 [[image:1585731919568-292.png]]
222
223 |(% style="width:108px" %)[[image:light.png]]|(% style="width:1382px" %)A selected load combination can be deleted by pressing //Delete//.
224
225 The 2^^nd^^ order effect is considered in column splice and column base joints. If //2^^nd^^ //order calculation is marked by X in the //Load combinations// table, it is supposed that the internal forces come from 2^^nd^^ order calculation.
226
227 Otherwise, internal forces are supposed to come from 1^^st^^ order calculations and 2^^nd^^ order effect is calculated automatically, based on the buckling data defined by the user in the //Basic data// table.
228
229
230 (% style="text-align:center" %)
231 [[image:1585731948864-100.png]]
232
233
234 The user can step forward to the //Design// panel by clicking on the //Next// button.
235
236 == Design ==
237
238 === Modify, add and remove components ===
239
240 In the //Design// panel, components of the joint (e.g. end plate, splice plate, bolts, weld, etc.) can be modified. Additionally, some components such as stiffeners, haunches, etc. can be added or removed by setting //Yes/No// option in //Apply//.
241
242 A selected component is always highlighted in orange color in the 3D model.
243
244 (% style="text-align:center" %)
245 [[image:1585732044106-937.png]]
246
247
248 === Bolts ===
249
250 By selecting //Bolts// the user can define the bolt’s size, quality and other parameters.
251
252 The //Bolt library// provides a possibility to create, modify, and delete the bolts, as well as the import or export from / to a file.
253
254 ==== Bolt size ====
255
256 (% style="text-align:center" %)
257 [[image:1585732303129-501.png]]
258
259
260 ==== Bolt position in general case ====
261
262 (% class="wikigeneratedid" id="HIngeneralcases28likespliceplates2Cfinplates2Cetc.29thenumberoftheboltrows2Ccolumns2Cdistancebetweenthecolumns28c292Cdistancebetweentherows28e29andthedistanceofthefirstrowfromtheplate2019sedge28e029canbesetbytheuser.Theboltcolumnsareautomaticallypositionedsymmetricallyintheplate." %)
263 (% style="font-size:14px" %)In general cases (like splice plates, fin plates, etc.) the number of the bolt rows, columns, distance between the columns (c) , distance between the rows (e) and the distance of the first row from the plate’s edge (e0) can be set by the user. The bolt columns are automatically positioned symmetrically in the plate.
264
265 (% style="text-align:center" %)
266 [[image:1585732112071-958.png]]
267
268
269 |(% style="width:106px" %)[[image:light.png]]|(% style="width:1384px" %)The bolts arrangement figure is automatically refreshed when changes are applied.
270
271 If in some cases, the bolts arrangement drawing and the dimensions are too small or too big, it is because the figure is not scaled properly. The user has the opportunity to change the scale of the drawing in order to see the figure clearly.
272
273 (% style="text-align:center" %)
274 [[image:1585732167915-822.png]]
275
276
277 ==== Bolt position in end plate for moment-resistant joints ====
278
279 In case of end plates for moment-resistant joints the user has more possibilities to define the bolts position.
280
281 There may be either 2 or 4 bolts in a row and the distance between the inner bolts (c1) and the outer bolts (c2) have to be set. Then for each row the user can define the:
282
283 * Number of the bolts
284 * Distance of the row relative to one of the following positons:
285 ** Top flange
286 ** Bottom flange
287 ** Top haunch (if available)
288 ** Bottom haunch (if available)
289 ** Bottom plate edge
290 ** Top plate edge
291 ** Previous bolt row
292
293 (% style="text-align: center;" %)
294 [[image:1585732405499-228.png]] [[image:1585732409809-605.png]]
295
296 === Change solution ===
297
298 //Change solution// button is located in the bottom-right of the //Design// panel. A joint solution can be changed only if there is/are another solution(s) available (if the button is active). When the solution is changed, internal forces will remain the same.
299
300 (% style="text-align:center" %)
301 [[image:1585732440890-532.png]]
302
303 (% style="text-align:center" %)
304 [[image:1585732445372-436.png]]
305
306 (% style="text-align:center" %)
307 [[image:1585732450713-847.png]]
308
309 == Calculation window ==
310
311 === Content ===
312
313 Utilizations and a failure mode of the joint are displayed in the //Calculation// dialog. Each calculation has a reference to the specific standard.
314
315 The calculation results can be displayed either for the maximum, or for selected load combination.
316
317 (% style="text-align:center" %)
318 [[image:1585732554210-974.png]]
319
320 === Moving the calculation window ===
321
322 The //Calculation// window is located at the bottom left corner as default, but the user can relocate it by docking the window to the blue arrows shown below.
323
324 (% style="text-align:center" %)
325 [[image:1585732562850-542.png]]
326
327 |[[image:warning.png]]|(((
328 When the //Calculation// window is docked on the bottom-left (default solution) it is not visible in the interface in //Joint// and //Data// panels – only in //Design// panel.
329
330 If the user wants to see the window in all interfaces, then it should be relocated to one of the remaining four docking positions.
331 )))
332
333 == Collection ==
334
335 The purpose of //Collection// is to collect and document the joints that belong to one model.
336
337 When a joint is designed, it can be added to the collection by clicking on //Finish// button and assigning a name to it.
338
339 (% style="text-align:center" %)
340 [[image:1585732596655-480.png]]
341
342
343 After saving the designed joint, a new joint can be started. Designed joint can be reloaded from the list for modification.
344
345 (% style="text-align:center" %)
346 [[image:1585732602991-608.png]]
347
348 Any joint in //Collection// can be displayed in a separate dialog along with a 3D model of it. In this dialog the user can rename, copy or delete the joints.
349
350 (% style="text-align:center" %)
351 [[image:1585732623758-888.png]]
352
353
354
355 |(% style="width:103px" %)[[image:light.png]]|(% style="width:1387px" %)(((
356 The 3D preview area behaves like the model space in other modules, therefore:
357
358 * right clicking in the model space will pop up the view commands,
359 * dragging the view by holding the middle mouse button will animate pan the view,
360 * using the wheel on the mouse will zoom in and out the model view,
361 * using CTRL + middle mouse button will animate rotate the model view.
362 )))
363
364 (% style="text-align:center" %)
365 [[image:1585732662259-427.png]]
366
367
368 == Documentation ==
369
370 === General ===
371
372 FEM-Design automatically generates documentation for each joint added to the //Collection//. The documentation is located in [[//Documentation//>>path:/xwiki/wiki/femdesignwiki/get/Manuals/User%20Manual/Steel%20Design/?sheet=CKEditor.ResourceDispatcher&outputSyntax=plain&language=en&type=doc&reference=Manuals.User+Manual.Documentation.WebHome&typed=true]] module.
373
374 The documentation contains the input data of the joint (Member data, Load combinations, data of all components) and detailed calculations, so called detailed result.
375
376 (% style="text-align:center" %)
377 [[image:1585732697991-214.png]]
378
379
380 === Printing ===
381
382
383 ==== Setup a printer ====
384
385 The printing process requires a printer(s) associated with the section(s) of the current documentation. If a section does not have a defined printer (//Undefined//), you can add one by:
386
387 * selecting the section name in the document list (1),
388 * pressing //Properties// button in the Control panel (2),
389 * pressing //Printer setup// button (3),
390 * Selecting a printer from the dropdown list (4).
391
392 (% style="text-align:center" %)
393 [[image:1585732836076-721.png]]
394
395 |(% style="width:109px" %)[[image:warning.png]]|(% style="width:1381px" %)If you assign a PDF printer all sections, you can save your documentation as a PDF file.
396
397 ==== Print range ====
398
399 The completed document, or only some parts of it, can be printed out with Control Panel’s**// //**//Print// tool or //File -> Print document//.
400
401 The user can set the //Page rage// as:
402
403 * //All -> //The whole document (all pages) will be printed out.
404 * //Selection -> //The objects selected in the //Control panel// (multi-selection also works) and their pages will be printed out.
405 * //Pages -> //Only selected pages will be printed. Enter page number and/or page ranges by separating with commas and by using “-“ (an example: 1,10,15-20,25, etc.).
406
407 (% style="text-align:center" %)
408 [[image:1585732876161-203.png]]
409
410 === Export to .docx format ===
411
412 It is possible to export the documentation into the Office OpenXML (.docx) file. In the //Documentation// module press the //Save as .docx// button at the bottom right corner of the Control panel.
413
414 (% style="text-align:center" %)
415 [[image:1585732903901-653.png]]
416
417 //Save as Office open XML (docx) document //dialog will appear. Here the user can decide the followings:
418
419 * here to save the result file,
420 * which MS Office Word template file to use (optional),
421 * whether to mark the Documentation Sections in comments or not (only in [[//Documentation//>>path:/xwiki/wiki/femdesignwiki/get/Manuals/User%20Manual/Steel%20Design/?sheet=CKEditor.ResourceDispatcher&outputSyntax=plain&language=en&type=doc&reference=Manuals.User+Manual.Documentation.WebHome&typed=true]] module).
422
423 (% style="text-align:center" %)
424 [[image:1585732911245-602.png]]
425
426 |(% style="width:127px" %)[[image:warning.png]]|(% style="width:1363px" %)The own template must be based on the original template file called //Template for FEM-Design document templates.dotx// located in your local user folder at your PC// in Documents\FEM-Design document templates //folder//, //as this file contains the style required for the correct export.
427 |(% style="width:127px" %)[[image:warning.png]]|(% style="width:1363px" %)MS Office Word 2007 or newer is required for opening files with .docx distribution.
428
429 It is highly recommended to mark the documentation sections in the exported file, since the page rendering in MS Word and in FEM-Design are different. Furthermore, the exported document has A4 format pages. Therefore, if there are pages in the FEM-DEsign [[//Documentation//>>path:/xwiki/wiki/femdesignwiki/get/Manuals/User%20Manual/Steel%20Design/?sheet=CKEditor.ResourceDispatcher&outputSyntax=plain&language=en&type=doc&reference=Manuals.User+Manual.Documentation.WebHome&typed=true]] with different size, it is easier to find them and change their size in the result .docx file with section marks.
430
431 Using own Word templates is useful when the FEM-Design [[//Documentation//>>path:/xwiki/wiki/femdesignwiki/get/Manuals/User%20Manual/Steel%20Design/?sheet=CKEditor.ResourceDispatcher&outputSyntax=plain&language=en&type=doc&reference=Manuals.User+Manual.Documentation.WebHome&typed=true]] contains Title block, since it is not possible to export it to .docx. As an alternative, the user can create a Word template with custom headers and footers, and use it for the export.
432
433
434 |(% style="width:108px" %)[[image:warning.png]]|(% style="width:1382px" %)Since MS Word has more sophisticated solutions for creating the table of contents, FEM-Design does not export it to the .docx document. However, the chapters are exported therefore, the table of contents can be created in MS Word easily.
435
436 |(% style="width:105px" %)[[image:light.png]]|(% style="width:1385px" %)(((
437 More information and useful hint can be found in the //Save as .docx FAQ// document accessible from the Help menu.
438 )))
439
440 === Advanced documentation tools ===
441
442 [[//Documentation//>>path:/xwiki/wiki/femdesignwiki/get/Manuals/User%20Manual/Steel%20Design/?sheet=CKEditor.ResourceDispatcher&outputSyntax=plain&language=en&type=doc&reference=Manuals.User+Manual.Documentation.WebHome&typed=true]] module is a powerful tool that allows you to create multi-page documentation with titles, figures, texts, tables, images, headers, footers, table of content etc.
443
444 In order to find out more about all the possibilities that the documentation module can offer, please read the [[//Documentation//>>path:/xwiki/wiki/femdesignwiki/get/Manuals/User%20Manual/Steel%20Design/?sheet=CKEditor.ResourceDispatcher&outputSyntax=plain&language=en&type=doc&reference=Manuals.User+Manual.Documentation.WebHome&typed=true]] chapter.
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