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Steel Connection Designer

Quick and easy design of a variety of steel connections


Part of the GRAITEC BIM Designers, the Steel Connection Designer ensures the configuration of a seamless solution, with the ability to manage and calculate bolted and welded joints, and with fully detailed design reports that include the calculation formulas and reference to the design code.

The Steel Connection Designer makes it possible to quickly design a variety of connections in Advance Design projects and also has the ability to run independently as a standalone application.

The GRAITEC Advance BIM Designers - Connection module can run specific checks according to Eurocode 3 rules for several types of connections. Users can select the desired connection from the Type panel in the ribbon. The elements available in the Joint elements panel can differ depending on the selected connection:


Used in the design of single and multi-storey buildings, moment resisting connections can be bolted or welded and used for beam-to-column connections. The moment connection connects a beam to a column.

An apex haunch connection connects two beams. Modify all parameters for stiffeners, plates, bolds, welds and materials.

In line with EU codes, create and modify all aspects of base plate connections. All parameters of the connections can be modified - stiffeners, anchors, bolts, welds and the thickness, width and height of the base plate.

Clip Angle connections are used for connecting a floor beam to another beam, or a column to a beam. The attached beam can be sloped to the main one.

The angles are bolted or welded to the main beam.

A gusset joint connects bracing members using gusset plates. The number of bracing members that can be enabled can vary from one to three.

The joint is used to connect a continuous beam to the top of the column. Similar to Moment end plate joint, additional elements are available to customize this connection (i.e. plates, stiffeners, welds).

Splice joint is often used to assure continuity for structural members (beams or columns) along their length. The splice plates can be bolted or welded to the main members.

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