Upon first creating the bracing between the ribs they were simply laid down and there was no method of connection. I though the most straight forward way of connecting the braces to the ribs would be to simply bolt them together. To do this each end of the diagonal bracing would have to be flattened. I tried several approaches to achieve this all of which were unsuccessful. I had the best luck with the cage edit tool. Although I'm sure there is a much better way to do this-one that would give me better results too.