MasterKey: Moment & Simple Connections

The UK's two leading software programs for the design of Structural Steel Moment & Simple Connections. Design Connections in Portal and Multi-Storey frames to Eurocode 3 and BS 5950 with ease

Moment & Simple Connections, SCI, P352, EC3, EuroCode, Joints, Splice, Portal, Base Plates, Moment Connection Software, Simple Connection Software, Bracing Connection Software
Overview

Operate as fully Standalone modules, and also integrate with our Building Design Suite, PowerPad and MasterPort analysis and design suites.

MasterKey Moment & Simple Connections are the UK's two leading software programs for the design of structural steel connections. The powerful editing facilities and the optional automatic design, enable the software to design and draft multi-story and portal frame connections with maximum speed, economy, and accuracy.

MasterSeries' connection design software is fully interactive. It's user-friendly graphical input enables rapid optimisation of the structural connection design under the full control of the Engineer. Quickly review existing steel connections and automatically or interactively design new connections.

MasterSeries Fully integrated steel connection design within the 3D frame analysis

MasterKey Moment & Simple Connections function fully as standalone or integrated software packages. In standalone mode, joints are designed based on user entered geometry and forces. Running in integrated mode, these values are seamlessly transferred from the analysis model giving you maximum speed, economy, and accuracy as well as the flexibility of design

  • Save Design time
  • Save Fabrication time
  • Save money
"MasterSeries is the best, and easiest to use Connection Design software on the market"
Ian Gutteridge, SDS Steel Design Services Ltd
Moment Connections

MasterKey Moment Connections is Software for the design of moment connections in both Portal Frames and Multi-Storey Frames. MasterKey Moment Connections operates in both standalone mode or integrated with MasterFrame or MasterPort.

Connection Types

  • Eaves type 'beam-to-column flange' connections (bolted or welded)

MasterKey: Moment Connections - Beam-to-Column Flange (Eaves) joints

  • Stiffened and un-stiffened column base plates

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  • Apex type 'beam-to-beam' connections

MasterKey: Moment Connections - Beam-to-Beam (Apex) joints

  • Hollow section splice connections
  • Column splice connections
  • Beam splice connections

MasterKey: Moment Connections - Splice joints

  • Column over/under beam (bolted or welded)
MaterKey: Moment Connections - Column over/under Beam bolted, welded end plate connection


Simple Connections

MasterKey Simple Connections is Software for the design of simple, pinned, connections in both Multi-Storey Frames and Portal Frames. MasterKey Simple Connections operates in both standalone mode or integrated with MasterFrame or MasterPort.

Connection Types

Shear Connections

  • Beam to column Flexible end-plate connections
  • Beam to beam Flexible end-plate connections
  • Beam to Column Angle Cleat connections
  • Beam to Beam Angle Cleat connections
  • Beam to column Fin-plate connections
  • Beam to beam Fin-plate connections
MasterKey: Simple Connections - Beam-to-Column, fin-plate, flexible end plate, web angle cleat connections
MasterKey: Simple Connections - Beam-to-Beam, fin-plate, flexible end plate, web angle cleat connections

Bracing Connections

  • Vertical Bracing to Column connections
  • Vertical Bracing to Beam connections
  • Vertical Bracing to Column Base-Plate connections
  • Horizontal Bracing to Beam connections
MasterKey: Bracing connections

Base Plates

  • Slab Base-Plate (concentric axial loaded bases)
Design Codes

MasterKey Moment & Simple Connections software includes design to both Eurocode and British Standard, allowing you to switch between codes as required.

Eurocode
  • BS EN1993-1-8:2005 Eurocode 3: Part 1-8: Design of Joints
  • UK National Annex to Eurocode 3 Part 1-8 (You can easly add your own national annex data)
  • SCI P398 Joints in steel construction: Moment-Resisting Joints to Eurocode 3
  • SCI P358 Joints in steel construction: Simple Joints to Eurocode
British Standard
  • BS 5950-1: 2000
  • SCI P207/95 Joints in steel construction: Moment Connections
  • SCI P212 Joints in steel construction: Simple Connections

The Following Newer Joint Types Only design to EuroCode 3

  • Vertical Bracing to Column connections
  • Vertical Bracing to Beam connections
  • Vertical Bracing to Column Base-Plate connections
  • Horizontal Bracing to Beam connections
Profile Libraries

MasterKey Moment & Simple Connections contain inbuilt libraries of

  • You can create your own section libraries and share them
  • Generate and re-size one-off I-sections at design time
  • European sections
  • British sections
  • American sections
  • South African sections
  • Chinese sections
Output

MasterKey Moment & Simple Connections output to PDF, any Windows printer, as well as DXF drawings of all the details. Users of PowerPad, Building Design Suite or Office Tools, can also export results directly to Microsoft Word.


Stand Alone Product

Available as a standalone module with full design functionality

Part of Building Design Suite

Available as a Building Design Suite Design Add-on

Included in PowerPad

Force limited version included in PowerPad

Integrated Product

Integrates with MasterFrame, MasterPort, PowerPad and Building Design Suite

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