How does Advance Steel calculate the system diameter of the tension rods?
Software:Autodesk Advance Steel
Question:How does Advance Steel calculate the system diameter of the tension rods?
The "Tension Rods" or "Bracing with bar armature" joints can be found in the "Joints" Advance Steel menu.
Or in the connection vault
The Tension Rods can be used in two situations:
When the user creates the joint on beams, the system diameter can be selected from the options of the joint.
In this case Advance Steel creates the plate.
When the user creates the joint on plates, the system diameter will be influenced by the thickness of the plates; therefore, the option to choose the diameter is disabled.
The diameter is calculated as follows: