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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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July 12, 2018

RISA-3D now includes plate elements in the Material Takeoff. Plate elements are categorized by material, size (thickness), number of pieces, volume and weight.  The summation of total pieces, volume and weight is also available. We are continuously looking to improve the program.  If you are interested in providing feedback or suggestions for new features, please […]

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July 5, 2018

RISAFloor column results are available in the results spreadsheets, but you may not be aware that you can also graphically review the input and results of columns. To do this you need to customize your toolbar, which is an option available in the Tools menu: Add the Column Input and Column Result buttons to your […]

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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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