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November 15, 2017

Basic Description Pattern based skip loading has recently been added into RISAFloor beam design.  This can be turned on or off using the checkbox in the Solution tab of the (Global) Model Settings shown below. This new feature applies to continuous beams that span over multiple supports.  The various types of live loading will be […]

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March 3, 2016

RISAFloor ES allows you to model concrete slabs of any thickness.  However, there might be sections of the building that require a thicker slab.  The icon is shown below and it will allow you to draw a Polygon or Rectangular shape. You can use this tool to change the thickness anywhere in the slab. The […]

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February 4, 2016

In RISAFloor ES, you can quickly thicken the slab in the column strip area with the Drop Panel tool.  The column strip is typically the area of highest demand so increasing the thickness may help optimize the concrete usage. After the support lines are drawn, you can modify columns strip depth by clicking on the […]

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December 2, 2015

In this video, you can see all the methods to create a thickened slab in RISAFloor ES. This includes drop panels, shear caps and multiple slabs thicknesses on one floor.

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June 9, 2015

“[Vice President, Operations, Amber] Freund notes that the company released RISAFloor ES in 2014 “so RISA now offers everything you need for concrete design.” She adds, “For concrete floors, including beams and two way slabs, nothing beats RISAFloor ES for ease of use and versatility. The design of columns and shear walls with RISA-3D offers total flexibility. Integration between RISA-3D and RISAFloor ES provides a complete building design.”

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