When calculating a connection using the FRAME‑JOINT Pro add-on module, a message appears sayng that the value is out of the valid range (existing value: 160, minimum value 200). What does this message mean?

Answer

This message is usually displayed in the case that the member dimensions do not correspond.
In the example model, the beam has a flange width of 200 mm and the column support of 160 mm.

This joint is not valid in the add-on module as the flange width of the column should be at least as large as the flange width of the structural element to be connected. As soon as the cross-sections are defined according to this rule, the connection design can also be performed.

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