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Clip angle (141)

Last updated March 12, 2019 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2019

Clip angle (141)

Clip angle (141)

Clip angle (141) connects two beams, or a beam to a column, using bolted or welded clip angles. The secondary beam can be leveled or sloped. Welded haunchcomponent object that represents a wedge-like structure that strengthens a beam at its end

plates and seatcomponent object that represents a structure upon which a component secondary part rests

angles are optional.

Objects created

  • Clip angles (1 or 2)

  • Stiffeners (optional)

  • Top and bottom haunch plate(1) part that represents a flat structure

    (1) In some contexts, for example in analysis, the term plate object may be used to refer to plates.

    (2) plate that represents a steel structure

    (2) Plate is mainly used as a connection piece or as a floor plate.

    (optional)

  • Seat angleseat that represents an angle

    (optional)

  • Seat stiffeners (optional)

  • Bolts

  • Welds

  • Cuts

Use for

Situation

Description

Clip angle connection to column flange or web.

Single-sided/double-sided clip.

Welded/bolted, bolted/bolted, welded/welded options.

Clip angle connection to beam web.

Single-sided/double-sided clip.

Clip angle connection to column flange or web.

Single-sided/double-sided clip.

The secondary part is sloped. The secondary part end can be cut square or bevel.

Clip angle connection to beam web.

Single-sided/double-sided clip.

The secondary part is sloped. There are several notching options.

Clip angle connection to column flange or web.

Single-sided/double-sided clip.

Weld preparation and weld access holes for moment connection.

Clip angle connection to beam web.

Single-sided/double sided clip.

Option for weld preparation.

Clip angle connection to column flange.

Bottom flange is blocked or stripped for erection.

Clip angle connection to column.

Seat angle option. Top/Bottom/Both.

Clip angle connection to column flange or web.

Single-sided/double-sided clip.

Haunch option. Top/Bottom/Both.

Clip angle connection to column flange or web.

Single-sided/double-sided clip.

Secondary part is rotated.

Selection order

  1. Select the main part(1) part that exists in a building object and that determines the position number for the assembly or cast unit and the direction of assembly or cast unit drawings

    (1) Main part can be an assembly main part or a cast unit main part.

    (2) input part that the user selects first when creating a component

    (2) Connections and details always have a component main part.

    (beam or column).

  2. Select the secondary part(1) part that exists in a building object and that is connected to the main part

    (1) Secondary part can be an assembly secondary part or a cast unit secondary part.

    (2) input part that the user selects after selecting the component main part when creating a component

    (2) A component can have none, one or more component secondary parts.

    (beam).

    The connection is created automatically when the secondary part is selected.

Part identification key

 

Part

1

Clip angles

2

Haunch plate

3

Seat angle

4

Seat stiffener

5

Web stiffeners

Note:

Tekla Structures uses values in the joints.def file to create this component. For more information , see Define connection properties in the joints.def file.

Picture tab

Use the Picture tab to control the clip anglecomponent object that represents a right angle that is made of a standard L-shaped profile and that connects parts

dimensions and to define how the beam end is cut in Clip angle (141).

Dimensions

 

Description

Default

1

Cut length for the secondary part.

The cut is defined from the clip angle edge.

20 mm

2

Clip angle upper edge distance from the top of the secondary beam.

The upper edge position of the angle modifies the clip angle height.

Positive value moves the top position closer to the beam center and thus decreases the clip angle size. Negative values increase the clip angle size.

If no value is entered, bolts and bolt edge distances define the size of the clip angle.

3

Clip angle lower edge distance from the bottom of the secondary beam.

The lower edge position of the angle modifies the clip angle height.

Positive value moves the top position closer to the beam center and thus decreases the clip angle size. Negative values increase the clip angle size.

If no value is entered, bolts and bolt edge distances define the size of the clip angle.

4

Size of the strip made to the secondary part flange.

The cutting point of the flange is defined from the clip angle edge.

The flange is automatically stripped when the clip angle crosses the flange.

10 mm

5

Define the gap between the main part and the clip angle.

0

Beam bottom flange cut

Option

Description

Default

Flange cut

AutoDefaults can change this option.

Notch

The bottom of the secondary beam is notched if the clip angle crosses the flange.

Enter the notch radius and height.

Flange cut

The secondary beam flange is cut on the same side as the clip angle if the clip angle crosses the flange.

Beam end cut

Define how the secondary beam end is cut. The beam is viewed from the side.

Option

Description

Default

Bevel

AutoDefaults can change this option.

Automatic

If the secondary beam is sloped less than 10 degrees, the beam end is cut square. Otherwise, the beam end is cut bevel.

Square

Cuts the end of the secondary beam square.

Bevel

Cuts the end of the secondary beam parallel to the edge of the main part.

Parts tab

Use the Parts tab to control the size, position and orientation of the clip angles in Clip angle (141).

Profile NS/FS

Option

Description

Default

Profile NS

Near side clip angle profile by selecting it from the profile catalog.

Angle size is defined by the bolt diameter.

The default name is ANGLE.

Profile FS

Far side clip angle profile by selecting it from the profile catalog.

Angle size determined by the bolt diameter.

The default name is ANGLE.

Option

Description

Default

Pos_No

Prefix and start number for the part position number.

Some components have a second row of fields where you can enter the assembly position number.

The default part start number is defined in the Components settings in File menu > Settings > Options.

Material

Material grade.

The default material is defined in the Part material box in the Components settings in File menu > Settings > Options.

Name

Name that is shown in drawings and reports.

 

Class

Part class number.

 

Clip angle position

Define the number of clip angles and the side of the clip angle in single clip angle connections.

Option

Description

Default

Near side and far side clip angles are created.

AutoDefaults can change this option.

Automatic

If the main part is a tube profile, two clip angles are created. Otherwise a near side clip angle is created.

Near side clip angle is created.

Near side and far side clip angles are created.

Far side clip angle is created.

Wrapped angle. Far side clip angle is created.

Wrapped angle. Near side clip angle is created.

Clip angle orientation

These options switch the unequal legs of the far side and the near side clip angles.

Option for near side

Option for far side

Description

Default

Not switched

AutoDefaults can change this option.

Not switched

The clip angle is placed on a connection so that the longer leg is connected to the secondary part.

Switched

The clip angle legs are switched so that the longer leg is connected to the main part.

Bolt spacing and weld gap

Option

Description

1

Bolt spacing.

2

Weld gap.

Option

Description

Default

Bolt spacing without weld gap

AutoDefaults can change this option.

Bolt spacing without weld gap

Bolt spacing with weld gap

Bolt spacing with weld gap that you can define

Stiffeners tab

Use the Stiffeners tab to control the stiffenercomponent object that represents a structure that strengthens a steel beam or column

Stiffeners are usually plates.

Stiffeners are used to prevent web buckling at supports or concentrated loads.

plate dimensions, orientation, position, and type in Clip angle (141).

Stiffener plate dimensions

Option

Description

Top NS

Top near side stiffener thickness, width and height.

Top FS

Top far side stiffener thickness, width and height.

Bottom NS

Bottom near side stiffener thickness, width and height.

Bottom FS

Bottom far side stiffener thickness, width and height.

Option

Description

Default

Pos_No

Prefix and start number for the part position number.

The default part start number is defined in the Components settings in File menu > Settings > Options.

Material

Material grade.

The default material is defined in the Part material box in the Components settings in File menu > Settings > Options.

Name

Name that is shown in drawings and reports.

Stiffener orientation

Option

Description

Default

Stiffeners are parallel to the secondary part.

AutoDefaults can change this option.

Stiffeners are parallel to the secondary part.

Stiffeners are perpendicular to the main part.

Stiffener creation

Option

Description

Default

Stiffeners are created.

AutoDefaults can change this option.

Automatic

Stiffeners are created when necessary.

No stiffeners are created.

Stiffeners are created.

Stiffener shape

Option

Description

Default

Line chamfered stiffener plates

AutoDefaults can change this option.

Automatic

Line chamfered stiffener plates

Square stiffener plates

Stiffener plates with a gap for the main part web rounding

Line chamfered stiffener plates

Stiffener gap

Option

Description

Size of the gap between the flanges and the stiffener.

Stiffener positions

 

Description

1

Size of the gap between the stiffener and the beam web edge.

2

Size of the gap between the top near side stiffener and the beam flange edge.

3

Size of the gap between the bottom near side stiffener and the beam flange edge.

4

Size of the gap between the bottom far side stiffener and the beam flange edge.

5

Size of the gap between the top far side stiffener and the beam flange edge.

Chamfer dimensions

Description

Default

1

Vertical dimension of the chamfer.

10 mm

2

Horizontal dimension of the chamfer.

10 mm

Chamfer type

Option

Description

Default.

Line chamfer

AutoDefaults can change this option.

No chamfer

Line chamfer

Convex arc chamfer

Concave arc chamfer

General tab

Click the link below to find out more:

General tab

Haunch tab

Use the Haunch tab to control the haunch plate creation and chamfers in the secondary beam flanges in Clip angle (141).

Haunch plates

Option

Description

Top plate

Top haunch plate thickness, width and height.

Bottom plate

Bottom haunch plate thickness, width and height.

Option

Description

Default

Pos_No

Prefix and start number for the part position number.

The default part start number is defined in the Components settings in File menu > Settings > Options.

Material

Material grade.

The default material is defined in the Part material box in the Components settings in File menu > Settings > Options.

Name

Name that is shown in drawings and reports.

Haunch plate chamfers

Description

1

Width of the top haunch plate chamfer.

2

Height of the top haunch plate chamfer.

3

Height of the bottom haunch plate chamfer.

4

Width of the bottom haunch plate chamfer.

Haunch plate creation

Option

Description

Default

Top and bottom haunch plates are created, if needed.

AutoDefaults can change this option.

Automatic

Top or bottom haunch plate or both are created, if needed.

Top and bottom haunch plates are created.

To create a single plate, enter 0 in the thickness ( t ) field for the plate you do not need (top or bottom plate).

Haunch plates are not created.

Notch tab

Use the Notch tab to automatically create notches for the secondary beams and to control the notchcut in one component object or input part for receiving another component object or input part

properties in Clip angle (141). The Notch tab has two sections: automatic properties (top section) and manual properties (bottom section). Automatic and manual notching properties work independently from each other.

Automatic notching

Automatic notching options affect both the top and the bottom flange.

Notch shape

Automatic notching is switched on when you select a notch shape.

Option

Description

Default

Creates notches to the secondary beam.

AutoDefaults can change this option.

Creates notches to the secondary beam. The cuts are square to the main beam web.

Creates notches to the secondary beam. The cuts are square to the secondary beam web.

Creates notches to the secondary beam. The vertical cut is square to the main beam, and the horizontal cut is square to the secondary beam.

Turns off automatic notching.

Notch size

Option

Description

Default

The notch size is measured from the edge of the main beam flange and from underneath the top flange of the main beam.

AutoDefaults can change this option.

The notch size is measured from the edge of the main beam flange and from underneath the top flange of the main beam.

The notch size is measured from the center line of the main beam and from the top flange of the main beam.

Enter the horizontal and vertical values for the cuts.

Flange cut shape

Option

Description

Default

Secondary beam flange is cut parallel to the main beam.

AutoDefaults can change this option.

Secondary beam flange is cut parallel to the main beam.

Secondary beam flange is cut square.

Notch dimension rounding

Use the notch dimension rounding options to define whether the notch dimensions are rounded up. Even if the dimension rounding is set to active, the dimensions are rounded up only when necessary.

Option

Description

Default

Notch dimensions are not rounded.

AutoDefaults can change this option.

Notch dimensions are not rounded.

Notch dimensions are rounded.

Enter the horizontal and vertical rounding values.

The dimensions are rounded up the nearest multiple of the value you enter. For example, if the actual dimension is 51 and you enter a round-up value of 10, the dimension is rounded up to 60.

Notch position

Option

Description

Default

Creates the cut below the main beam flange.

AutoDefaults can change this option.

Creates the cut below the main beam flange.

Creates the cut above the main beam flange.

Notch chamfer

Option

Description

Default

The notch is not chamfered.

AutoDefaults can change this option.

The notch is not chamfered.

Creates the notch with a line chamfer.

The notch is chamfered according to the radius you enter.

Enter a radius for the chamfer.

Manual notching

Use manual notching when a part that does not belong to the connection clashes with the secondary beam. When you use manual notching, the connection creates cuts using the values you enter in the fields on the Notch tab. You can use different values for the top and the bottom flange.

Side of flange notch

The side of flange notch defines on which side of the beam the notches are created.

Option

Description

Default

Creates notches on both sides of the flange.

AutoDefaults can change this option.

Automatic

Creates notches on both sides of the flange.

Creates notches on both sides of the flange.

Creates notches on the near side of the flange.

Creates notches on the far side of the flange.

Flange notch shape

The flange notch shape defines the notch shape in the beam flange.

Option

Description

Default

The entire flange of the secondary beam is cut as far back as you define.

AutoDefaults can change this option.

Automatic

The entire flange of the secondary beam is cut as far back as you define. The default depth for the notch is twice the thickness of the secondary flange. The cut always runs the entire width of the secondary flange.

Creates chamfers in the flange.

If you do not enter a horizontal dimension, a chamfer of 45 degrees is created.

Creates cuts to the flange with default values unless you enter values in the fields 1 and 2.

The flange is not cut.

Creates cuts to the flange according to the value in the field 1 to make it flush with the web.

Creates cuts to the flange according to the values in the fields 1 and 2.

Flange notch depth

Option

Description

Default

Flange notch depth.

AutoDefaults can change this option.

Flange notch depth.

Flange notch depth with a dimension from the secondary beam web center line to the edge of the notch.

Enter the value for flange notch depth.

Cut dimensions

 

Description

Default

1

Dimensions for the horizontal flange cuts.

10 mm

2

Dimensions for the vertical flange cuts.

The gap between the notch edge and the beam flange is equal to the main part web rounding. The notch height is rounded up to the nearest 5 mm.

Bolts tab

Use the Bolts tab to control bolts and welds that connect the clip angle to the main part and to the secondary part in Clip angle (141).

Bolt group dimensions

 

Description

1

Dimension for vertical bolt group position.

2

Select how to measure the dimensions for vertical bolt group position.

  • Top : From the upper edge of the secondary part to the uppermost bolt.

  • Middle : From the center line of the bolts to the center line of the secondary part.

  • Below : From the lower edge of the secondary part to the lowest bolt.

3

Number of bolts.

4

Bolt spacing.

Use a space to separate bolt spacing values. Enter a value for each space between bolts. For example, if there are 3 bolts, enter 2 values.

5

Bolt edge distance.

Edge distance is the distance from the center of a bolt to the edge of the part.

Staggering of bolts on clip angle

Option

Description

Default

Bolts are not staggered.

AutoDefaults can change this option.

Bolts are not staggered.

The bolts that connect the clip angle to the secondary part are on the same horizontal level as the bolts that connect the clip angle to the main part.

Bolts on the main part are staggered.

The bolts that connect the clip angle to the main part are moved downwards by half the bolt vertical spacing value.

Bolts on the secondary part are staggered.

The bolts that connect the clip angle to the secondary part are moved downwards by half the bolt vertical spacing value.

Bolts on the secondary part are staggered.

The bolts that connect the clip angle to the sloped secondary part are parallel to the secondary part.

Bolt group dimensions

 

Description

1

Define which bolts are deleted from the bolt group.

Enter the bolt numbers of the bolts to be deleted and separate the numbers with a space. Bolt numbers run from left to right and from top to bottom.

2

Number of bolts.

3

Bolt spacing.

Use a space to separate bolt spacing values. Enter a value for each space between bolts. For example, if there are 3 bolts, enter 2 values.

4

Bolt edge distance.

5

Location where the bolts should be attached.

Staggering of bolts

Option

Description

Default

Not staggered

AutoDefaults can change this option.

Not staggered

Staggered type 1

Staggered type 2

Staggered type 3

Staggered type 4

Attachment type

Option

Description

Default

Both parts are bolted.

AutoDefaults can change this option.

Automatic

When the main part is a tube profile, the clip angles are welded to the main part and bolted to the secondary part. Otherwise the clip angles are bolted to both parts.

Both parts are bolted.

Main part is welded and secondary is part bolted.

Main part is bolted and secondary part is welded.

Both parts are welded.

Main part is not bolted.

Secondary part is not welded.

Secondary part is not bolted.

Both parts are bolted and welded.

Number of clip angle welds

Define the number of welds that connect the clip angle to the main part and/or the secondary part.

Option

Description

Default

Three welds are created to the clip angle.

AutoDefaults can change this option.

Three welds are created to the clip angle.

One weld is created to the clip angle.

Bolt basic properties

Option

Description

Default

Bolt size

Bolt diameter.

Available sizes are defined in the bolt assembly catalog.

Bolt standard

Bolt standard to be used inside the component.

Available standards are defined in the bolt assembly catalog.

Tolerance

Gap between the bolt and the hole.

 

Thread in mat

Defines whether the thread may be within the bolted parts when bolts are used with a shaft.

This has no effect when full-threaded bolts are used.

Yes

Site/Workshop

Location where the bolts should be attached.

Site

Slotted holes

You can define slotted, oversized, or tapped holes.

Option

Description

Default

1

Vertical dimension of slotted hole.

0 , which results in a round hole.

2

Horizontal dimension of slotted hole, or allowance for oversized holes.

0 , which results in a round hole.

Hole type

Slotted creates slotted holes.

Oversized creates oversized or tapped holes.

No hole does not create holes.

 

Rotate Slots

When the hole type is Slotted , this option rotates the slotted holes.

 

Slots in

Part(s) in which slotted holes are created. The options depend on the component in question.

 

Bolt assembly

The selected check boxes define which component objects (bolt, washers, and nuts) are used in the bolt assemblyset of bolt elements that consists of a bolt, a stud, or a screw, and possibly the related washers and nuts

.

If you want to create a holesmall hollow open throughout a part or assembly that is usually used for fastening parts with bolts or other such objects

Hole is created in the same way as bolts and hole properties are defined in the bolt properties.

only, clear all the check boxes.

To modify the bolt assembly in an existing component, select the Effect in modify check box and click Modify.

Bolt length increase

Define how much the bolt length is increased. Use this option when, for example, painting requires the bolt length to be increased.

Design type tab

Click the link below to find out more:

Design type tab

Beam cut tab

Use the Beam cut tab to control weld backing bars, weld access holes, beam end preparations, and flange cuts in Clip angle (141).

Weld backing bar

Option

Description

Weld backing bar

Weld backing bar thickness and width.

Option

Description

Default

Pos_No

Prefix and start number for the part position number.

Some components have a second row of fields where you can enter the assembly position number.

The default part start number is defined in the Components settings in File menu > Settings > Options.

Material

Material grade.

The default material is defined in the Part material box in the Components settings in File menu > Settings > Options.

Name

Name that is shown in drawings and reports.

 

Weld access hole dimensions

 

Description

1

Gap between the secondary part top flange and the main part.

2

Vertical dimensions for the top and the bottom weld access holes.

3

Horizontal dimensions for the top and the bottom weld access holes.

4

Gap between the secondary part web and the main part.

Tekla Structures adds the value you enter here to the gap you enter on the Picture tab.

5

Gap between the secondary part bottom flange and the main part.

Tekla Structures adds the value you enter here to the gap you enter on the Picture tab.

Weld access holes

Option

Description

Default

Default

Round weld access hole

AutoDefaults can change this option.

 

Round weld access hole

 

Square weld access hole

 

Diagonal weld access hole

 

Round weld access hole with a radius that you can define in

 

Extended cone-shaped weld access hole with a radius and dimensions that you can define inand

 

Cone-shaped weld access hole with radiuses that you can define inand

Capital R defines the large radius (height).

Small r defines the small radius.

R = 35

r = 10

Beam end preparation

Option

Description

Default

Top and bottom flange are prepared.

AutoDefaults can change this option.

Automatic

Top and bottom flange are prepared.

Beam end is not prepared.

Top and bottom flange are prepared.

Top flange is prepared.

Bottom flange is prepared.

Flange cut

Option for top flange

Option for bottom flange

Description

Default

Flange is not cut.

AutoDefaults can change this option.

Flange is not cut.

Flange is cut.

Weld backing bars

Option for top backing bar

Option for bottom backing bar

Description

Default

Backing bars are created inside the flanges.

AutoDefaults can change this option.

No backing bars are created.

Backing bars are created inside the flanges.

Backing bars are created outside the flanges.

Weld backing bar length

Enter the length of the weld backing barcomponent object that represents a structure that facilitates the welding process

Weld backing bars are used, for example, to help contain the weld metal or suspend the structure.

in the field below the options.

Option

Description

Default

Absolute length of the backing bar

AutoDefaults can change this option.

Absolute length of the backing bar

Extension beyond the edge of the flange

Weld backing bar position

Option

Description

Enter a positive or a negative value to move the front end of the backing bar relative to the end of the flange.

Assembly type

Define the location where the weld backing barcomponent object that represents a structure that facilitates the welding process

Weld backing bars are used, for example, to help contain the weld metal or suspend the structure.

welds are made. When you select the Workshop option, Tekla Structures includes the backing bars in the assembly.

Angle box tab

Use the Angle box tab to add a seat angle to Clip angle (141).

Seat angle

The purpose of seat angles is to carry loads from the secondary part. Seat angles can be positioned to top, bottom or both flanges of the secondary part. The seat angle can be stiffened, and bolted or welded to the main and secondary parts.

Option

Description

Stiffeners

Stiffener thickness, width and height.

Profile

Seat angle profile by selecting it from the profile catalog.

Option

Description

Default

Pos_No

Prefix and start number for the part position number.

The default part start number is defined in the Components settings in File menu > Settings > Options.

Material

Material grade.

The default material is defined in the Part material box in the Components settings in File menu > Settings > Options

Name

Name that is shown in drawings and reports.

Seat angle position

Option

Description

Default

No seat angle is created.

AutoDefaults can change this option.

No seat angle is created.

Seat angle is created at the top of the flange.

Seat angle is created at the bottom of the flange.

Seat angles are created on both sides of the flange.

Seat angle attachment

Seat angle is positioned at the top or at the bottom of the secondary part.

Option for top seat angle

Option for bottom seat angle

Description

Default

Bolted

Seat angle is bolted to the main part and to the secondary part.

AutoDefaults can change this option.

Bolted

Seat angle is bolted to the main part and to the secondary part.

Welded-bolted

Seat angle is welded to the main part and bolted to the secondary part.

Bolted-welded

Seat angle is bolted to the main part and welded to the secondary part.

Welded

Seat angle is welded to the main part and to the secondary part.

Stiffener type

Option

Description

Default

Rectangular stiffener plate

AutoDefaults can change this option.

Rectangular stiffener plate

Triangular stiffener plate

The line connecting the ends of the seat angle legs defines the stiffener plate shape.

Seat angle rotation

Option

Description

Default

Seat angle is not rotated.

AutoDefaults can change this option.

Seat angle is not rotated.

Seat angle is rotated horizontally 90 degrees.

To stiffen the rotated seat angle, select the Middle stiffeners option in the Middle stiffener position list.

Seat angle orientation

Option

Description

Default

The longer leg of the seat angle is connected to the secondary part.

AutoDefaults can change this option.

The longer leg of the seat angle is connected to the secondary part.

The longer leg of the seat angle is connected to the main part.

Automatic

The longer leg of the seat angle is connected to the part where bolts reach furthest from the seat angle corner.

Side stiffener position

Option

Description

Default

No side stiffeners are created.

AutoDefaults can change this option.

No side stiffeners are created.

Near side stiffeners are created.

Far side stiffeners are created.

Near side and far side stiffeners are created.

Middle stiffener position

Option

Description

Default

According to bolts

AutoDefaults can change this option.

No middle stiffener plate is created.

Middle stiffeners

The stiffener plate is positioned in the middle of the seat angle.

Enter the number of middle stiffeners in the Number of middle stiffeners box.

Multiple stiffeners are centered and equally spaced.

According to bolts

The stiffener plate is positioned between the bolts in the middle of the bolt spacing.

By default, stiffener is created between every two bolts.

Enter the number of middle stiffeners in the box below the According to bolts option.

Seat angle offset

 

Description

1

Seat angle horizontal offset from the center line of the main part.

Gap

 

Description

1

Top gap and bottom gap between the seat angle and the secondary part.

Chamfer dimensions

 

Description

1

Vertical dimension of the chamfer.

2

Horizontal dimension of the chamfer.

Chamfer type

Option

Description

Default

No chamfer

AutoDefaults can change this option.

No chamfer

Line chamfer

Convex arc chamfer

Concave arc chamfer

BoxPBolts tab

Use the BoxPBolts tab to control properties of the bolts that connect the seat angle to the main part in Clip angle (141).

Bolt group dimensions

 

Description

1

Dimension for horizontal bolt group position.

The dimension is defined from the middle line of the secondary beam.

2

Bolt edge distance.

Edge distance is the distance from the center of a bolt to the edge of the part.

3

Number of bolts.

4

Bolt spacing.

Use a space to separate bolt spacing values. Enter a value for each space between bolts. For example, if there are 3 bolts, enter 2 values.

5

Dimension for vertical bolt group position.

The dimension is defined from the bottom of the secondary beam.

Top

Top refers to the bolt groupgroup of bolts that forms a connecting building object between an assembly main part and secondary parts

The number of bolts in a bolt group depends on the bolt group shape and the values of bolt distances.

that connects the top seat angle to the main part.

Bottom

Bottom refers to the bolt group that connects the bottom seat angle to the main part.

Bolt basic properties

Option

Description

Default

Bolt size

Bolt diameter.

Available sizes are defined in the bolt assembly catalog.

Bolt standard

Bolt standard to be used inside the component.

Available standards are defined in the bolt assembly catalog.

Tolerance

Gap between the bolt and the hole.

 

Thread in mat

Defines whether the thread may be within the bolted parts when bolts are used with a shaft.

This has no effect when full-threaded bolts are used.

Yes

Site/Workshop

Location where the bolts should be attached.

Site

Slotted holes

You can define slotted, oversized, or tapped holes.

Option

Description

Default

1

Vertical dimension of slotted hole.

0 , which results in a round hole.

2

Horizontal dimension of slotted hole, or allowance for oversized holes.

0 , which results in a round hole.

Hole type

Slotted creates slotted holes.

Oversized creates oversized or tapped holes.

No hole does not create holes.

 

Rotate Slots

When the hole type is Slotted , this option rotates the slotted holes.

 

Slots in

Part(s) in which slotted holes are created. The options depend on the component in question.

 

BoxSBolts tab

Use the BoxSBolts tab to control properties of the bolts that connect the seat angle to the secondary part in Clip angle (141).

Bolt group dimensions

 

Description

1

Dimension for vertical bolt group position.

The dimension is defined from the middle line of the secondary beam.

2

Bolt edge distance.

Edge distance is the distance from the center of a bolt to the edge of the part.

3

Number of bolts.

4

Bolt spacing.

Use a space to separate bolt spacing values. Enter a value for each space between bolts. For example, if there are 3 bolts, enter 2 values.

5

Dimension for horizontal bolt group position.

The dimension is defined from the bottom of the secondary beam.

Top

Top refers to the bolt group that connects the top seat angle to the secondary part.

Bottom

Bottom refers to the bolt group that connects the bottom seat angle to the secondary part.

Bolt basic properties

Option

Description

Default

Bolt size

Bolt diameter.

Available sizes are defined in the bolt assembly catalog.

Bolt standard

Bolt standard to be used inside the component.

Available standards are defined in the bolt assembly catalog.

Tolerance

Gap between the bolt and the hole.

 

Thread in mat

Defines whether the thread may be within the bolted parts when bolts are used with a shaft.

This has no effect when full-threaded bolts are used.

Yes

Site/Workshop

Location where the bolts should be attached.

Site

Slotted holes

You can define slotted, oversized, or tapped holes.

Option

Description

Default

1

Vertical dimension of slotted hole.

0 , which results in a round hole.

2

Horizontal dimension of slotted hole, or allowance for oversized holes.

0 , which results in a round hole.

Hole type

Slotted creates slotted holes.

Oversized creates oversized or tapped holes.

No hole does not create holes.

 

Rotate Slots

When the hole type is Slotted , this option rotates the slotted holes.

 

Slots in

Part(s) in which slotted holes are created. The options depend on the component in question.

 

Analysis tab

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Analysis tab

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