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December 24, 2014

Upgrades_3

Are you running an older version of your software?  To check this, just open your program and go to Help – Check for Update. If you get the following message, you are running the current version: If you get the following message, then there is a newer version available: If you are running an older […]

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December 17, 2014

Customize_5

RISA-3D, RISA-2D, RISAFloor, and RISAFoundation all have the ability to be customized for your use. If you have common materials, load combinations, preferences, toolbar buttons, etc. that you like to use in the majority of your projects you can customize RISA to save these selections for all new model files you create in the future. […]

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December 10, 2014

Pile Caps vs. Piles_1

If you have a pile cap with geometry that is not included as one of the CRSI pile cap layouts, you can still model the pile cap in RISAFoundation using individually placed Piles on a Slab element. All you need to do is draw out the pile cap with a Slab of equivalent size and […]

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December 3, 2014

Unbraced Length Commands_4

Aside from leaving an unbraced length blank or inputting a fixed distance, you can harness the program’s ability to use a limited intelligence for determining unbraced lengths. In order to do this you can simply type in the name of the Unbraced Length Commands into the unbraced length field. Below are the two most common commands: Segment […]

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November 19, 2014

Unbraced Length Values_3

There are three types of unbraced lengths in RISA: Lb Values (Lb, Lu, Le), Lcomp Values (Lcomp, Le-bend) and L-torque.

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