Frame corner wizard
The Frame corner wizard is a useful additional function for modelling and analyzing the corner region in order to consider its special behavior.
What is it for
The frame corner zones have usually significantly different behavior than the beam elements connected to each other without significant angle between their reference line. Frame corner wizard recognises the corner regions and applies special methods during modelling, buckling analysis and global checks. Using this function will provide very similar analysis results compared to where the frame is modelled with shell elements.
But in order to that, the topology of the frame corner must be defined by the user. Four different types can be chosen. The 7. DOF displacement is transferred differently in every case. To learn more technical details of the frame corner types, please see our user manual.
How to use it
At first define Portions of the model containing all the structural elements you intend to connect with the same type of corner topology.
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