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January 18, 2017

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Now available in RISAFoundation is the ability to design masonry retaining walls and strip footings with the latest US codes.  Simply define your masonry wall and reinforcement parameters in the Wall Footing Definition Editor and then draw your wall footing. Once you’ve drawn your wall and applied your loading you can solve the model and […]

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January 11, 2017

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The new 2015 IBC- compliant codes have been implemented into RISA-3D v15.0, RISAFloor v11.0, and RISAFoundation v9.0! These include: AISC 360-10 (14th Edition)- Steel Design Code ASCE 7-10- Minimum Design Loads Code AISC 341/358-10- Hot Rolled Steel Seismic Provisions AISI S100-12 – Cold Formed Steel Design Code ACI 530-13- Masonry Design Code ACI 318-14- Concrete Design […]

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December 12, 2016

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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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September 7, 2016

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In RISAFoundation, the user has the ability to manually draw a single Design Cut anywhere on a slab.  The Design Strips also automatically include Design Cuts which are used to determine the governing design forces in the Design Strip.  Please see “How to Investigate the Design Strip Results in RISAFoundation” for more information on the […]

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February 11, 2016

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Construction joints involving shear keys or dowels are common practice for slab-on-grade and mat foundations. Examples of this detail are shown below: When two different slab elements touch each other in RISAFoundation they are assumed to have a full moment connection, as though they were placed monolithically. However, it is easy to specify a pinned […]

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