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  • Moment Connection Design 3.5

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    tants Disclaimer Computer Services Consultants (UK) Limited does not accept any liability whatsoevloss or damage arising from any errors which might be contained in the documentationor operation of the programs supplied.

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    at all times paying due regard to the specification and scope of the programs and to thSoftware Licence Agreement.

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    Moment Connection documentation: Moment Connection software: 19962001 CSC (UK) Limited 19962001 CSC (UK) Limited All rights reserved. All rights reserved.

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    Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

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  • Table of Contents

    Moment Connection Design 3.5

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    Moment Connection Manual

    Moment Connection Design 3.5

    Table of Contents

    Users Guide

    1 Introducing Moment Connection . . . . . . . . . .Introducing Moment Connection features . . . . . . . . . .

    2 Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Checking your package . . . . . . . . . . . . .System requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . .What next ? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    3 Starting to use Moment Connection . . . . . . . . . .Becoming familiar with Moment Connection . . . . . . . . .Moment Connection Toolbars . . . . . . . . . . . .Using help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Exiting Moment Connection . . . . . . . . . . . .

    4 Understanding Moment Connection . . . . . . . . . .Moment Connection Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . .

    5 Setting Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    6 Controlling display content . . . . . . . . . . . .Controlling the Status Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . .Controlling the Workbook tabs . . . . . . . . . . . .

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    Controlling the Project Workspace . . . . . . . . . . .Controlling the content of the Connection Definition display . . . . . . .

    7 Manipulating the graphical display . . . . . . . . . .

    8 Understanding Projects . . . . . . . . . . . .Defining a new project . . . . . . . . . . . . .Saving a project . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Closing a project . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Opening a project . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sending mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Modifying the reference details for a project . . . . . . . . . .Adding a new connection . . . . . . . . . . . . .Removing a connection . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    9 Defining a Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . .Modifying a connection . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    10 Loading a Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    11 Design Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    12 Stiffening a Connection . . . . . . . . . . . .Modifying stiffeners . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Deleting stiffeners . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    13 Creating a Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Specifying the content of the report . . . . . . . . . . .Controlling the information contained in the report . . . . . . . .Repeating report content settings across design combinations . . . . . .Repeating settings between connections . . . . . . . . . .

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    Viewing the report . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Using the report window . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    14 The Project Workspace . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    15 Other Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Returning details to Portal Frame . . . . . . . . . . .

    A Technical Information . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Index

  • Users Guide

    Moment Connection Design 3.5

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    Chapter 1 : Introducing Moment Connection : 8

    1 Introducing Moment Connection

    IntroducingMoment

    Connectionfeatures

    Welcome to Moment Connection for Windows, an application which allows yodefine and check a comprehensive range of connections appropriate to PortFrame Design, Multi-Storey Building Design etc.

    Moment Connection for Windows (Moment Connection) provides the followingfeatures:

    Chapters Feature Highlights

    5 Set your own moment

    connection preferences

    Configure Moment Connection so that the initial values it proposes most closely match the way you work.

    9 11 Define and check a

    connection

    Specify the geometry of a connection and its design loading, then check it for adequacy in accordance with SCI/BCSA Joints in Steel Construction, Moment Connections.

    12 Stiffen a connection

    Add stiffening to increase the capacity of various parts of the connection.

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    IntroducingMoment

    Connectionocumentation

    Moment Connection comes with the following online information:

    Online Help - Procedural steps for all Moment Connection functions, and a summary of all features in the software.

    Electronic Manual - The Users Guide is provided in electronic format as anAdobe Acrobat (.pdf ) file. The current version of the Adobe Acrobat Readerprovided on the CD.

    13 Produce a report

    Once a suitable connection is defined, produce a complete set of calculations suitable for submission to a checking authority.

    14 15 Control the connections in your project and change other settings

    Create other connections by copying existing ones, delete connections that are no longer required. Control the content and view of the Moment Connections window so that the information that is presented is exactly what you require.

    Chapters Feature Highlights

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    2 Getting Started

    hecking yourpackage

    This section lists your Moment Connection packages contents. Please check inow and if it is not complete contact your software dealer or supplier.

    Discs Your Moment Connection package contains a C D.

    Systemrequirements

    This section describes the hardware, system software, memory and disc sparequirements that your computer needs in order to run Moment Connection.

    Hardware Moment Connection requires a computer capable of running Microsoft Windo

    Software You must have Windows installed and running on your computer to install ause Moment Connection.

    Memory Moment Connection needs 32 MB of RAM although 64 MB is preferable.

    Disc space Moment Connection requires a minimum of 125 MB of available hard disc sp

    1. Either Microsoft Windows 98 (or higher) or Microsoft Windows NT Version 4.0 (ohigher). All versions are referred to by the term Windows. Moment Connection may not run con Windows emulators.

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    What next ? If you like reading, the following text covers all aspects of Moment Connectiodepth. Alternatively you can start using Moment Connection and only refer tomanual if you have a specific query.

    Note Remember that extensive online help is available when yorunning M o m e n t C o n n e c t i o n . Simply choose H e l p / HTo p i c s or press F1.

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    3 Starting to use Moment Connection Moment Connection is a powerful Windows based connection design and chectool based on the requirements of the BCSA/ SCI publication Joints in SteConstruction, Moment Connections. Moment Connection integrates a rangetools for defining and checking a wide range of connections of the types usufound in portal frame and multi-storey frame design.

    LaunchingMoment

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