- Utility ratio preference to offer a percentage gap between the required force and the designed capacity.
- Total control of designed angles and plates to match inventory and mandated requirements.
- Advanced washer control to use preferences to meet engineering requirements.
On its way
- Ability for Qnect to use connections designed in earlier sessions when designing groups of joints.
- End plate connections - AISC
- Single Angle Bracing connections - AISC
- Double Angles - CISC
- Advanced MAPS capability to filter what you want to show on a MAP.
- AISC 15th edition is now available.
- Load red cones into model even when no successful connections are designed.
- Highlight engineering related questions from the other preferences for ease of use.
- New preferences for preferred cut at setback for sloped filler beams on Fabricators Detailing Preference page.
- Provide option for normal shear plate geometry with minimal axial loads. This question only applies to the trigger of full depth shear plates for these concurrent axial loads applied as a percentage of shear load, and do not affect any other full depth triggers, ie. axial
loads in the model, integrity loads with passthrough, etc.
- The shear plate, weld, bolts, etc. would all still be designed for the shear and axial load similar
for example when there is a two-sided connection and the axial load is considered a passthrough
and the shear plate retains normal geometry. The principal difference is that this small axial load
will NOT trigger a full depth shear plate to transfer the axial load into the girder flanges.
This only occurs currently at single sided connections since currently if axial load occurs
as a percentage of shear load as defined in the Job Preferences, (maximum 9%), design axial
loads are harmonized on both sides, equal to the larger of two sides, which already allows
connection with normal shear plate geometry.
- Allow "PARTIAL" full depth shear plate with some integrity loads
- At beam to girder connections, for Shear Only basic loading (without standard axial load), we will update to allow “partial” full depth shear plates with the following integrity loads:
- IBC Integrity Load without pass-through
- AISC 15th Integrity Load
Calculations for these 2 cases of “partial” full depth shear plates with integrity loads will no longer include the additional full depth shear plate limit state checks. A check for weld axial capacity to handle these integrity loads using the “partial” full depth attachment length will be added. Note: for weld of top of partial full depth shear plate to top girder flange we will use weld size = max( per Table J2.4, min user preference) + gap.
- Assemblies GUID will no longer change when weld is replaced during a revision.