How to make stiffness analysis for complex joints efficiently
IDEA StatiCa Connection could check the rotational stiffness of members in the joint. How to do it with complex joints efficiently? Managing project items will help a lot.
First, design a model of your complex joint and optimize that. Now, you can create a Copy of your joint.
And switch the type of analysis to ST (Stiffness analysis).
You need to choose the analysed member by Set analysed command in the orange stripe above the property window of the member. Calculate the analysis and explore the results.
If necessary, you can create another Copy of your joint and set a different member to analyze.
You can proceed to another member after copying the item. You will have one file with multiple analyses stored in a few minutes.