In the NextFEM Designer there is now a new plugin developed in collaboration with APF Nexus to allow to export the geometry and stresses of the nodes in APF WoodJoint.
The design of the structural joints present in a model developed in the NextFEM Designer environment can be easily done with the APF WoodJoint.
The plugin allows the selection of the timber joints of interest, the definition of some options and the export to the APF WoodJoint application.
By following this procedure, which involves selecting the nodes and then starting the plugin, it will be started with the default configuration of all parameters.
In addition to exporting a node, it can be saved, for example to archive it, send it to a colleague or to assistance.
The interface is very flexible and allows:
By starting the exportation process, all the selected timber joints will be transported inside APF WoodJoint, which will receive the combinations of actions (with relative characteristics, type of combination, duration class, etc.), stress values, geometry of the connected elements, materials (if correctly defined).
There are different types of connections. Each type is quite flexible according to the user’s choices. Some examples:
Please refer to the APF WoodJoint application and its guide for a more exhaustive examination of the software possibilities.