How to use a rod member
There are some specifications that each user should be aware of when employing the rod cross-section into the IDEA StatiCa Connection model.
The rod cross-section is dedicated mostly to tension elements. It can be found in the library of profiles, nevertheless, its applicability is limited to two manufacturing operations only: the connecting plate and the gusset plate.
In such a case, the profile is not meshed by shell elements like all others, and therefore the software does not present results on them. The check of such a member has to be done in the 3D global analysis model. Despite this, the adjacent welds are checked as usual.