Check steel connections
Before connections (with the exception of SidePlate) can be checked or designed:
You must first create the connection objects by updating them in the Project Workspace.
Once connection objects exist it is then possible to:
Use Tekla Structural Designer to perform resistance checks on simple connections.
Use Tekla Structural Designer to design base plate connections and moment connections - provided you also have a licence of Tekla Connection Designer.
In some situations it may be more advisable to export connections for design, (some connections can only be designed in this way).