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Tekla

This Custom Component, combined with a project-specific XML file provided to the steel fabricator during bidding, allows detailers to import all SidePlate® connections into their Tekla model in minutes — suitable for both model-based estimating and final project detailing. See the Release Notes for a list of current features and version limitations.

Features Benefits
SidePlate Column & Beam Schedules1 contain pre-designed connections for each specific project No need for connection engineer for the SidePlate lateral connections
Automatically import connections and design parameters from SidePlate Column & Beam Schedules1 into your modeling software Shortened SidePlate learning curve, reduced detailing time & fewer errors
Each connection can be modified via connections user interface Empowers detailer to make custom modifications 

1SidePlate Connection Schedules contain the design parameters for the typical configurations of the SidePlate connection. Often, additional modifications to the typical SidePlate connection are required and these modifications must still be performed manually per the requirements of the contract documents.

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SDS/2

This Custom Component, combined with a project-specific XML file provided to the steel fabricator during bidding, allows detailers to import all SidePlate connections into their SDS/2 model in minutes — suitable for both model-based estimating and final project detailing. See the Release Notes for a list of current features and version limitations.

Features Benefits
SidePlate Column & Beam Schedules1 contain pre-designed connections for each specific project No need for connection engineer for the SidePlate lateral connections
Automatically import connections and design parameters from SidePlate Column & Beam Schedules1 into your modeling software Shortened SidePlate learning curve, reduced detailing time & fewer errors
Each connection can be modified via connections user interface Empowers detailer to make custom modifications

1SidePlate Connection Schedules contain the design parameters for the typical configurations of the SidePlate connection. Often, additional modifications to the typical SidePlate connection are required and these modifications must still be performed manually per the requirements of the contract documents.

Component Demo

 

NOTE: You must be a registered/authorized user in order to login and download the custom components above.


eSTIMATE

The eSTIMATE file is an Excel file containing the detailed SidePlate connection take-offs for the project. It breaks down each of these elements with both detailed information and a general summary that can be used depending on your project needs. This file is available in two versions:  the eSTIMATE(standard) file reports SidePlate connection take-offs for every beam to the largest column depth in a particular series, and the Model-Based eSTIMATE file reports SidePlate connection take-offs for every beam to every column size on the project. 

 

 Sample Plate Take Off – Detailed

Figure 1: Sample Plate Take Off – Detailed

 Sample Plate Take Off – Summary

Figure 2: Sample Plate Take Off – Summary

  

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Revit

SidePlate REVIT Families are available to create a 3D representation to aid in accurate coordination between trades. Approximate Generic Families that can be used in preliminary stages of a project are available upon request. More accurate, Project Specific Families are available once SidePlate drawings with completed connection schedules have been produced.