How do I create a frame joint with taper in JOINTS Steel - Rigid?

Answer

The option to enter a taper on a beam can be activated in the Arrangement section of Window 1.4 Geometry. Here you can model the taper on the bottom or top side of the beam.
The plate thicknesses as well as the height of the taper are defined by selecting the cross-section of the taper, since the cut rolled cross-sections are often used, for example. If user-defined plates are used, you can select a parametric T‑section. The length of the taper as well as the material are entered in the same section. The weld thicknesses for connecting the taper to the beam can be defined in the Welds section.


If there is a tapered member already used as a beam (entered in the "Nodes and Members" section by specifying different cross-sections and lengths), it is not possible to model an additional taper.

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Taper Frame joint Column Beam

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