Buckling assessment of bracing connection

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While performing the buckling analysis and treating the results, the engineering judgment needs to take place. The question is when to use global or local limits of the critical buckling factor and for the right answer, the knowledge of the topology and structural system of the designed structure is crucial. While IDEA StatiCa has capacity to deliver buckling shapes and critical factor of any part of the joint, it does not provide the buckling code-check as per code.