Advanced plate systems are specialized plate systems such as side plates, ring plates, transition plates, continuity plates, and buckling plates.
Most advanced plate systems are used with standard and built-up members created with Place Linear Member in the Molded Forms or Structure tasks. Member flanges and webs are trimmed (rebounded) and connected to the advanced plate system. As an example, when you insert an advanced plate system along the length of a standard (rolled) member, typically on the flange, the software creates a penetration connection between the standard member and the advanced plate system.
When you use Execute Detailing to detail the plate, the software automatically creates all connections and penetration seams.
When you modify an existing member, you also must modify connections and trimming by selecting a port and using the Modify Member Generic Assembly Connection ribbon in the Molded Forms and Structural Detailing tasks.