Directly welded round pipe truss connection in RAM Connection

Applies To
Product(s):RAM Connection
Version(s):Connect Edition
Area: RAM Connection
Subarea: Connection design
Original Author:Abhisek Mandal, Bentley Technical Support Group


Can directly welded round pipe truss connections be designed in RAM Connection without the use of gusset plates?

I think you are using AISC code for this case. If that is true you can use Chord Branches template available for AISC code which will allow direct welding between hollow sections. Please see the attached snap for clarity.