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April 26, 2017

RISA-3D can design the Cold Formed Steel face-to-face channel and track sections.   You can also get design of a Cold Formed Steel tube shape in RISA-3D.   The Shape Selection dialog will allow you to model the built-up sections by selecting “Face to Face” shown below. There are a variety of different code checks that are […]

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April 19, 2017

In RISA-3D, RISAFloor, and RISAFoundation the cursor now provides additional information regarding the cursor coordinates. As you move your cursor around on your screen, a box adjacent to your cursor will appear and populate with the coordinates of the cursor. The mouse coordinates that are displayed are the coordinates of the grid point or joint […]

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April 12, 2017

RISAFloor has the ability to model a Semi-Rigid, Rigid or Flexible diaphragm to distribute lateral loads.  Click here for more information on the differences between the diaphragm types. On a beam supported floor, you create a diaphragm edge by clicking this icon:  and then choose the Semi-Rigid option.  The semi-rigid diaphragm is modeled using plates […]

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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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