2018 Archive

August 16, 2018

One of the support questions we get most often is, “How can I model a cable element in RISA-3D?” Cables that are straight and experience only axial loading can be easily modeled.  When modeling structures with cables (such as guyed structures) the cables can be modeled as tension only and doing so will ensure that the member […]

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August 9, 2018

RISA-Tekla Link v8 Adds New Features RISA is pleased to announce the release of the latest RISA-Tekla Link that is compatible with Tekla Structures 2018. Roundtrip integration is now available between RISA-3D and Tekla Structures 2018. This seamless link will allow analysis models to be transferred between programs while tracking and identifying changes and modifications. […]

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August 2, 2018

For concrete column members, the load combination producing the maximum shear code check is reported in the Detail Report and corresponding Results spreadsheet. Since concrete is evaluated based on a batch solution, this can be useful when shear governs the design. RISAFloor Concrete tab of the Column Results spreadsheet: Column Detail Report: RISA-3D: Concrete Columns […]

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July 26, 2018

Have you ever received error message 2054 when modeling in RISAFloor? This error means that the program has detected an unsupported deck edge, but often there is confusion about what this means.  RISAFloor expects that you have either a beam or a wall parallel to every deck edge in your model. This allows for the […]

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July 19, 2018

The answer to this often asked question is, YES!  RISA-3D includes material specific checkboxes on the Design tab of the Load Combinations spreadsheet that allow you to define the load combinations that shall be checked for members of different materials.   Therefore, when you have a multi-material model, you can generate two sets of Load […]

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