Opens the Advanced Plate System Properties dialog box to view and modify the properties of the advanced plate system. The software defines the default properties from the selected structural specification and the advanced plate system rules. For more information, see Advanced Plate System Properties Dialog Box.
Specifies the advanced plate system macro to use. The macro that you select determines the inputs that the software requires. Select one of the following:
Advanced plate system macros on the selected tab of the Advanced Plate Palette dialog box. The current macro is the default value.
Recently selected macros.
Construction - Creates a custom advanced plate system by using a basic geometric construction macro. For more information, see Geometric Constructions.
APS Icon Browser - Displays the Advanced Plate Palette Dialog Box.
More - Displays a list of all available advanced plate system macros. For more information, see Select Macro Dialog Box.
Specifies the supporting member. This member can be a rolled member or a built-up member.
Specifies the supported member. This member can be a rolled member or a built-up member. The physical axis must be coplanar with and nodally connected to the supporting member.
(Optional) Specifies secondary members that are attached to the face of the side plate.
For a new advanced plate system, you can identify the status of input items by the background color of the step:
- No background color when no input is selected.
- Yellow background when an input is newly selected.
- Yellow background when you change a parameter from the default value.
- Blue background when you previously selected an input.
Selected inputs appear highlighted in pink in the Workspace Explorer and as pink dotted lines in the graphic view:
Clears the selection for the current step.
Accepts the selection for the current step.
Completes the advanced plate system definition, shows a preview of the system, and returns to the Advanced Plate System ribbon. For more information, see Advanced Plate System.
To change the advanced plate system definition, click Select Supports on the Advanced Plate System ribbon.
1 - Supporting member
2 - Supported member
3 - Length
4 - Chamfer length
5 - Chamfer width
6 - Setback
7 - Axial side plate
Specifies the length of the side plate.
Specifies the length of sniped corners at the free edges of the side plate.
Specifies the width of sniped corners at the free edges of the side plate.
Specifies the distance to set back sniped corners from the end of the side plate.
Specifies the flange on which to place the insert plate relative to the member major axis. Select Top to place the insert plate on the top flanges of the members. Select Bottom to place the insert plate on the bottom flanges of the members.