Connections between two entities
Elements which touch in nodes are connect automatically (these connections are shown in the figure at the bottom of this FAQ page as the first figure of each row. This connection is rigid.
If you would like to use a different connection see FAQ Stiffness of the connection between two entities
In this FAQ, we will show you how to connect elements which don’t touch directly in nodes. Such a connection of the element is characterized by red lines. In versions before SCIA Engineer 19.0, you had to link members manually using the command Connect members/nodes (Main menu > Edit > Modify or via searching in the SCIA Spotlight).
Since SCIA Engineer 19.0, the structure is linked automatically during the calculation via a checkbox in the calculation dialog. If you don’t want to connect the structure, it is necessary to disable the option Connect members/nodes in the calculation dialog:
All the possibilities as connection are mentioned below - the created connections are rigid, and are shown by means of red lines.