MasterSeries Blog


How to model and calculate the effect of bolt slip
Posted on in MasterFrame
Using standard bolted connections in a truss, the actual deflection may well be significantly greater than the original analysed frame deflection, due to bolt slip. How can we take into account the effect of the bolt slip in the calculation model?
Optimisation of Steel Moment Connections
Posted on in Connections
Steel connections are built up from several components from which the weakest one defines the capacity. There could be many connection configurations which are proper for our design situation, but how can we find the most economic one or which pass the design and/or the manufacturing requirements.
MasterSeries 2019 Sneak Preview: Shop welded moment connection option
Posted on in PowerPad
The development of MasterSeries is always focused on the needs of our customers. We get a lot of enhancement ideas, from which we select the most popular. One of the enhancements, which is already implemented is the shop welded moment connection.
MasterSeries 2019 Sneak Preview: Column to Beam (above and/or below)
Posted on in PowerPad
We are only weeks away from the launch of MasterSeries 2019, and we want to share with you another exciting connection enhancement to look forward to. MasterKey: Moment Connections 2019 is coming with a new connection type.
Complex connection design for steel structures [WEBINAR RECORDING]
Posted on in Connections
Join us for our next Webinar to get to know how can you create and design complex steel connections with MasterSeries Connection Design.
MasterSeries 2019 Sneak Preview: Bracing connection
Posted on in PowerPad
On Tuesday, we held the sneak preview webinar of MasterSeries 2019, which is only weeks away, to share with you the upcoming main improvements. Now we would like to give you a deeper insight into the upcoming bracing connections.
Increase connection resistance with 4 bolts in a row joint configurations
Posted on in PowerPad
Bolted end-plate moment connections are widely used in steel structures. The most common joint arrangement has two bolts in each row, but what can we do if we require greater resistance and the lower bolt rows are not providing enough additional capacity?
Integrate your steel connection design checks within the 3D frame analysis
Posted on in PowerPad
Using MasterSeries Connection Design as an add-on module for MasterFrame or MasterPort has several great advantages.
Generate connection detail drawings with a simple click
Posted on in PowerPad
Automatic generation of connection detail drawings accelerates your design process, saving you time, and accurately conveys your design to the fabricator.