Manage and design connections in the Project Workspace
The Connections tree organizes the model’s steel connections in a hierarchical way, by Type (i.e. Type/Reference), and by Group (i.e. Type/Section size/Reference).
When opened for the first time, or if the model has been edited in a way that affects the connection configurations within it, you must run Update Connections in order to determine the valid connections.
This applies a set of rules to create and organize connections into the following Types:
- Base plate connections
- Beam to Beam Moment Connections
- Beam to Beam Simple Connections
- Beam to Column Moment Connections
- General Connections
Valid connections are displayed in the scene views and are also listed in the Connections tree
To create connection objects for the first time, or to recreate connections after changes to the model:
- Click on the Connections tree in the Project Workspace
- Right-click the Connections branch.
Connections from the context menu.
This applies a set of rules to determine all valid steel connections in the model. The resulting connections are listed in the Connections Tree and are also shown by bounding boxes in the Scene Views.Note: If the model has been changed so that new connections exist, these are not created automatically; you are required to update connections as required.