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January 3, 2019

RISA-3D is one of the few pieces of software on the market offering wood shear wall analysis and design accompanied by multiple design methods to best suit your detailing needs. With options of Segmented, Perforated, or Force Transfer around Openings (FTAO), RISA gives users the ability to analyze and design their wood shear walls as […]

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April 22, 2015

New in RISAFoundation V7 is the ability to define different types of wall footings. The options are: Retaining Walls, Strip Footing (Gravity) and Strip Footing (Lateral/Custom): You can define these from the Draw Wall Footings dialog.

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March 3, 2015

You may be familiar with the Internal Force Summation Tool (IFST) that is currently present in RISA-3D. However, a new tool has been added which allows you to click point to point within a wall and will only sum forces between these two points. Previously when using the IFST, forces were summed across all elements […]

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April 9, 2013

The Internal Force Summation Tool (IFST) in RISA-3D can be very useful for quickly checking the loads at a “cut” through your model.  Here are the basic rules to use the tool: 1. The model must be in a 2D (plan or elevation) view. 2. Select only the elements in your model that you want […]

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December 6, 2012

How do Plates and Walls interact with each other? Below is a model of a concrete flat slab (represented by a plate) which is bearing on two columns and a skewed wall. As we know from (Plate Meshing) we will obviously have to submesh this slab in order to get accurate results. However if we […]

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