Improve Your Structural Steel Designs with the Yield-Link® Software Webinar Series 

With the introduction of the Simpson Strong-Tie Yield-Link® moment connection for steel construction, the engineering and software development teams at Simpson Strong-Tie created multiple design tools to support users in their specification of the Yield-Link technology. These tools range from a connection modeling guide and plugins for designers to detailing software add-ins for detailers. The Yield-Link moment connection simplifies structural steel design while providing a connection that keeps steel buildings strong and safe.

We’ll be hosting a series of webinars to help the structural steel community learn how to use our software tools to incorporate our Yield-Link moment connections into their structural steel designs and details.

Our webinar series will cover the following topics.

#1: Bentley Webinar: Design Resilient Steel Structures with Yield-Link® Moment Connections in RAM Structural System. 

This webinar occurred on February 4 and a recording is available for viewing at the above link.

#2: Simpson Strong-Tie Webinar (March 11): Overview of the Yield-Link® Moment Connection Software for Structural Engineers

#3: Simpson Strong-Tie Webinar (March 23): Deep Dive of the Yield-Link® Moment Connection ETABS/SAP2000 Plugin for Structural Engineers

#4: Simpson Strong-Tie Webinar (March 24): Deep Dive of the Yield-Link® Moment Connection for RAM Structural System for Structural Engineers

#5: Simpson Strong-Tie Webinar (March 25): Deep Dive of the Yield-Link® Moment Connection for RISA-3D and Excel Design Tools for Structural Engineers

#6: Simpson Strong-Tie Webinar (April 14): Deep Dive of the Yield-Link® Moment Connection for Tekla for Structural Detailers and Fabricators

#7: Simpson Strong-Tie Webinar (April 15): Deep Dive of the Yield-Link® Moment Connection for SDS/2 for Structural Detailers and Fabricators

Below is a brief description of each of the webinars. Each webinar will include a live Q&A session with the speakers.

#1: Simpson Strong-Tie Webinar: Overview of the Yield-Link® Moment Connection Software for Structural Engineers

Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021

Time: 11:00 a.m. PT/ 01:00 p.m. ET

Duration: 1 hour

In this webinar, we’ll be taking a look at all the software tools that Simpson-Strong Tie has developed for the Yield-Link moment connection for structural engineers. We’ll learn about how the Yield-Link moment connection was developed and how it can benefit your structural steel design. This is a good webinar to learn about our breadth of software tools. From Revit, SAP2000 and ETABS plugins to full integration with RISA-3D and the RAM Structural System, our broad range of solutions are designed to work seamlessly with whatever software you’re already using.

#2: Simpson Strong-Tie Webinar: Deep Dive of the Yield-Link® Moment Connection ETABS/SAP2000 Plugin for Structural Engineers

Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Time: 11:00 a.m. PT/ 01:00 p.m. ET

Duration: 1 hour

The Yield-Link® Connection Plugin for ETABS/SAP2000 is a software add-in for the well-known Computer and Structures, Inc. state-of-the-art analysis and design software applications. The Yield-Link plugin will automatically assign rotational springs to the ends of each beam when the user selects the beam size and link size. Users can run the frame analysis, and the plugin will automatically calculate the beam and Yield-Link check, column check and shear tab check and show a drift summary for wind and seismic loads. This webinar will take a deeper dive into how to incorporate our Yield-Link moment connection using our ETABS/SAP200 plugin.

#3: Simpson Strong-Tie Webinar: Deep Dive of the Yield-Link® Moment Connection for RAM Structural System for Structural Engineers

Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Time: 11:00 a.m. PT/ 01:00 p.m. ET

Duration: 1 hour

This webinar will take a deeper look into how the Yield-Link moment connection is integrated into the RAM Structural System. We will learn how to quickly and comprehensively model, analyze, design and detail in the RAM Structural System. We will also look at some project examples.

#4: Simpson Strong-Tie Webinar: Deep Dive of the Yield-Link® Moment Connection for RISA-3D and Excel Design Tools for Structural Engineers

Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021

Time: 11:00 a.m. PT/ 01:00 p.m. ET

Duration: 1 hour

This last webinar for structural engineers will focus on the Yield-Link moment connection in RISA-3D and our Excel model. Our connections are now ready for modeling purposes and can be exported for use with our Excel design tool. We will use some project examples to show how seamlessly these tools work together.

#5: Simpson Strong-Tie Webinar: Deep Dive of the Yield-Link® Moment Connection for Tekla for Structural Detailers and Fabricators

Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Time: 11:00 a.m. PT/ 01:00 p.m. ET

Duration: 1 hour

Once the Yield-Link® moment connections are specified on the project plan and specification documents using our design tools, the fabricator and steel detailer can incorporate the Yield-Link connection into their workflow with steel detailing tools we have available. The first of these tools is the Yield-Link Connection Tekla custom component. We will demonstrate how simple it is for users to locate the correct holes on the beam/column and shear plate connections. Options for shear plate, continuity plate, and doubler plate are also available so the detailer can match the engineer’s requirement as noted on the construction documents.

#6: Simpson Strong-Tie Webinar: Deep Dive of the Yield-Link® Moment Connection for SDS/2 for Structural Detailers and Fabricators

Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021

Time: 11:00 a.m. PT/ 01:00 p.m. ET

Duration: 1 hour

The final webinar in this series will look at our Yield-Link moment connection plugin for SDS/2 and how it can assist steel detailers in using the Yield-Link moment connection in their projects.

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