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April 19, 2018

RISAConnection Version 8.0 now offers Vertical Brace Diagonal Connections, the Vertical Chevron Brace Connection, and the Knee Brace Connection according to the Canadian (CSA S16-09 or CSA S16-14) design codes.   The design of these connections is similar to designs already implemented for the AISC design codes including; load analysis types, limit state checks, Whitmore […]

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April 12, 2018

RISAConnection Version 8.0 now offers weak axis moment connections with beams framing into the web of a wide flange column. Previously, connections were only permitted to frame into the column flange. This additional feature will allow users to change the orientation of their wide flange column. This option currently applies to beam/column moment connections that […]

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March 29, 2018

Now available in RISAConnection version 8: the ability to design a Two-Sided Shear Connection.  Building from our existing one-sided shear connection (for column/beam & girder/beam), this connection now offers the user a powerful tool to provide clip angles to both sides of the column or girder web.   By designing the two-sided shear connection, designers […]

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March 15, 2018

You may now design a Brace to Column Base Plate Connection in RISAConnection version 8.  This connection type combines the original single column base plate with a gusset from a connected vertical brace member. The connection allows tapered or rectangular gussets that frame into either the column flange or web.  The location of the workpoint […]

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March 9, 2018

In RISAConnection version 8, you may now design a Knee Brace and Diagonal Brace with a tapered gusset plate. One of the greatest benefits is the decreased size of a brace gusset plate by manipulating the fold line location. To use this new feature, you will have to choose either a Knee Brace or Diagonal […]

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