I would like to connect a column rigidly to the beam flange. However, in the RF-/JOINTS Steel - Rigid add-on module, the beams are always connected to the column flange. How can I create a continuous beam?

Answer

The geometry depends on the definition of the structural components. In the "1.2 Nodes and Members" window, you determine, which member belongs to a column and which to a beam. In the default case, the program always recognizes the column as continuous structural component (see Figure 01). In order to make the beam continuous, you simply have to change the status of the individual members (see Figure 02). The given beam will be assigned the “Column” status and the given column will be defined as a “Beam”.

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Column flange Beam flange Bottom surface Continuous beam

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