How to model footing with connecting plate


We will briefly show you how to model footing with connecting plate in few simple steps.

1. Create the general stiffening plate as a base plate.


2. Define general anchors to the base plate SP1.


3. Place another general stiffening plate into right position. In this example as a rib to the base plate.


4. Add the Connecting plate as a new manufacturing operations. Let’s adjust the properties.


5. We designed the footing with a connecting plate, let’s code-check it.


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