RF-/JOINTS Steel - Pinned | Input
After opening the add-on module, it is necessary to select the joint group (Pinned Joints) and then the joint category and the joint type (web cleat, fin plate, short end plate, end plate with cleat). Then, you can select the nodes for design in the RFEM/RSTAB model. RF‑/JOINTS Steel - Pinned recognizes the connected members automatically and determines the construction status (beam or supporting) according to their position.
It is possible to exclude particular members from the calculation, if required. Structurally similar connections can be designed for several nodes at the same time. Loads require selection of the governing load cases, load combinations, or result combinations. Alternatively, you can enter the cross‑section and load data manually. In the last input window, the connection is configured step by step.