Working on a SCBF and looking for a little guidance with the intersection of the bracing. Working on an X-braced configuration, and at the intersection of the braces one will be discontinuous. Trying to work out the details of the intersection, one is the thru-plate going the continuous brace, should it be welded to the brace? I was concerned of a weld transmitting load through the walls of the brace and not through the plate. Also, should the plates and welds be designed for the loads indicated in F2.6C of the provisions? In the provisions it seems like they are talking specifically about brace-to-column/beam connections.