Creates a side plate by connecting all flanges on a set of incoming members that share a nodal connection. The corners of the side plate are square.
The physical axes of the members are end-point connected and coplanar. The common end point is the node. You must have at least two members with non-collinear axes. The incoming flange and web plate parts are trimmed. For built-up members, the software trims the incoming flange and web parts by the edges of the side plate.
The macro computes a local coordinate system from the following:
X-axis - Defined by the axis of the first selected member oriented from the nodal point to the other end of the member.
Y-axis - Defined by the axis of the second selected member oriented from the nodal point to the other end of the member.
Z-axis - Calculated as the cross-product of X-axis by Y-axis.
The type of free edge on the side plate depends on the angle between the axes of two adjacent members.
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