Defining Panel and Wall Connections with S-FRAME Constraint Lines

Constraint lines in S-FRAME Analysis provide an efficient method for defining connections between panels and walls. 

Part 2 of this webinar series* explains how and why you should use the Constraint Line tool in S-FRAME Analysis. Watch to learn about:

  1. Rigid Constraint Lines – used to connect shell elements that may not share joints
  2. Pinned Constraint Lines – allows for moment release between shell elements
  3. Hysteretic Constraint Line – provides for an inelastic connection stiffness to be defined between shell elements.

* The first part of this series can be found in the Knowledge base article: Extracting Design Forces using Wall and Strip Integration Lines in S-FRAME.