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January 31, 2019

Historically, licenses of RISA software have been provided to customers in one of two ways: Perpetual License – a physical key that must be plugged into a computer in order to have access to the software Network License – a physical key that is connected to a specific server, that then allows license access to […]

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January 17, 2019

RISAFloor is the RISA Building System’s floor design software which allows users to design with composite decks, elevated concrete slabs and more.  When paired with RISA-3D, the two create a complete solution for the analysis and design of multi-story structures, including two buildings on the same podium. Equivalent Lateral Force/Static Force Procedure After the definition […]

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January 10, 2019

A floating or hanger column is a vertical member that is supported by a transfer beam and doesn’t transfer its load directly to the foundation. This type of construction is widely used in multi-story commercial and residential buildings because it allows for the column layout on individual floors to be modified where larger, open spaces […]

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September 27, 2018

In a previous article we discussed how the Analysis Offsets feature in RISA-3D works and how it can be used to model members at top of steel.  In this article, we will discuss some specific situations and how the results change with the analysis offset set as top of member (local -y axis). In most […]

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September 27, 2018

Have you ever wondered what the Analysis Offset feature does?  Let’s take a look at how this feature can be used to model members at top of steel. The analysis offset feature allows a member to be offset from its centerline for analysis. When it is enabled the member is actually shifted to the offset location for […]

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