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March 15, 2017

RISAConnection recently added a new Knee Brace (Kicker Brace) connection type.  This connection can be designed at the brace to column or brace to beam. The connection design is very similar to that of a Chevron Brace: the resultant forces at the connection are calculated using simple statics.  The appropriate limit states are then checked […]

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February 23, 2017

RISAConnection version 7 now allows both Transverse Column Flange Stiffeners and Column Web Doublers to be applied to Beam to Column Moment Connections. Simply select Yes for each option under Connection Category in the Connection Properties grid to apply the two options simultaneously: This will be reflected in the 2D and 3D views for verification.  […]

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February 15, 2017

The new Canadian Hot Rolled Steel material code is now in RISA.   CSA S16-14 Steel Concrete Code New to RISAFloor and RISA-3D is the ability to set the L-Torque length for the CSA S16-14 code. In previous versions of the Canadian code, RISAFloor and RISA-3D used the full member length as the torque length […]

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February 1, 2017

RISAFloor Version 11 added the ability to reposition selected elements such as beams, columns, walls, and joints in your model. On the Graphic Editing Toolbar, click on the Move Selected Items  button to open the Move Selected Items dialog box. Move by Point Location option allows the user to click on the first point and […]

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January 24, 2017

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The new Canadian material codes have been implemented into RISA-3D V15, RISAFloor V11, and RISAFoundation V9. CSA S16-14 Steel Concrete Code To select this code for your design, simply choose them from the Codes tab of Global Parameters: The Detail Reports will display the code that the user has selected for their design: New to […]

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