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June 21, 2018

RISA-3D v16.0.4 introduces an enhancement that will allow for more control over the beam deflection ratio through Deflection Ratio Options. As part of the member properties, you can now designate the ends of single and multi-span beams as a cantilever or supported. This will determine whether the beam deflection ratio is calculated as L’/y’ (supported) […]

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June 14, 2018

RISAFloor does not record the applied deck in a spreadsheet.  To simplify modeling, it instead assumes a default deck is drawn within the entire diaphragm edge.  If you have an area that will be a different deck or a different span direction, then you are free to draw in over the default.  Whatever is drawn […]

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June 7, 2018

RISA-3D now includes improved behavior of the automesh feature as well as the newly added global model setting for Plate Local Axis.  The new plate local axis options include both Nodal and Global.  These options allow for more control over plates which can lead to clearer results in plate contour plots.  For more information on these enhancements […]

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May 31, 2018

Occasionally, you will find the need to change your server from an old computer to a new one, or perhaps you simply want to move your RISA products to a new server within your office. This blog will lay out the simple steps necessary to get your RISA programs up and running on the new […]

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May 24, 2018

Concrete pile design is now incorporated in the pile cap results in RISAFoundation. With the addition of axial pile design in RISAFoundation v10.0, the program can model concrete pile shapes and design the reinforcement, or the user can also apply their own custom rebar layout. Now you can get a full analysis and design of […]

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