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September 14, 2017

The consideration of Live Load reduction is a feature that has been in RISAFloor from the very beginning.  However, recent changes to the interface make it significantly easier for you to understand how live load reduction is affecting the design forces in your structure. As always, you may choose which code you want to use […]

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September 13, 2017

In RISAFoundation v9, you can add a vertical offset for slabs or beams.  Traditionally, RISA uses centerline analysis which aligns all elements at their centerline.  This is a common structural analysis assumption as the loads will get transferred to the centerline even if there is difference in the sizes. In certain circumstances, it becomes necessary […]

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September 8, 2017

The new CSA A23.3-14 code has been implemented in RISA-3D Version 15.0, RISAFloor Version 11.0, and RISAFoundation Version 9.0. To select this code for your design, simply open the (Global) Model Settings and under the Codes tab select CSA A23.3-14 for concrete: The Detail Reports will display the code that the user has selected for […]

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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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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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