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SOFTWARE :PowerConnect
DEVELOPER :Buildsoft
VERSION :2020R02
DOWNLOADS :UserDownloads:505
Program Description

PowerConnect is the perfect software to design quick and easy different types of steel connections. Easy and fast definition of connections from an extensive library of typical connection designs. Quick graphical editing of connection with a simple mouse click, directly on the 3D representation.

Optimization of bolt positions according to EN 1993-1-8, IS 800 and AISC-LRFD. Fast identification of undersized and oversized components through colour coding on connection geometry of each component’s level of exhaustion.

Creation of drawings including annotation. Export capability to DXF, allowing for further elaboration in CAD environment. Automated creation of design analysis report with preview capability. Report can be saved as RTF file.

Connection types

- Moment connections

  • End plate, angles or welded
  • Extras: haunches, stiffeners, ...
  • Optimal bolt positions
  • M, V and N
  • Rotational stiffness graph

- Shear connections

  • Shear end plate
  • Fin or single plate
  • Angles
  • Optimal bolt positions
  • V and N

- Column bases

  • I or rectangular cross-section
  • Stiffeners and cramps
  • Straight or bent anchors
  • M, V and N
  • Rotational stiffness graph

- Tubular connections

  • Type T, Y, DY, X, K, N, KT & DK
  • Round, square, rectangle or I cross-sections
  • M_i, M_o and N

* PowerConnect download link provides trial version of the software.

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