How to place common gusset plate for two bracings?

 Product(s):ProStructures (ProSteel)
 Version(s):CONNECT Edition (10.XX.00.XX)
 Area:Steel Connections
 Subarea:Bracing Connections
 Original Author:Vyanktesh Nama, Bentley Product Advantage Group


This wiki explains how one can place common gusset plate for two bracings.

Steps to be follow

Please follow the below steps to achieve this.

1. Open Structural Properties of the first bracings which will open the Bracing dialog.

2. Left click on the   Disable the creation of gusset plates at certain locations button.

3. Select the gusset plate as shown in the below image this will remove the selected gusset plate from the bracing. Once done, click on the OK button to close the dialog.

4. Now repeat steps 1 to 3 for next adjacent gusset plate to remove it. The result will be as shown in the below image.

5. Open Connection Center dialog located at Steel > Home > Steel Connections > Connection Center.

6. In the Connection Center, expand Bracing and right click on the Gusset Plate then select Run.

7. Hold Ctrl key and select/identify the two shapes i.e. bracings one by one then left click on Accept the command.

8. Identify the Border Shape i.e. bottom line of the beam.

9. Now, the common gusset plate gets created for the two bracings as shown in the below image. With this the Gusset Plate Connection dialog box also opens, here you can set your required options in the dialog.

In this way, we can place common gusset plate for two bracings.

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