Flashed-based tutorials for RISA-3D
The RISA-3D online tutorials are intended to demonstrate the “real world” design process. This means we will not just enter the data once, solve the model and miraculously have a completed design.
Just as in the real world, we’ll enter the data, solve the model, review results, go back and make changes, etc. Any program can look good for a “one time through, no mistakes” data entry procedure; the real test is how easily you can change your model.
In this tutorial, we’ll make use of both the spreadsheet and graphic drawing capabilities of RISA-3D. We’ll run through the steps of each segment in the five-part tutorial quickly, covering as much information as we can. You are not expected to follow along in RISA-3D. The purpose is to give you an excellent overview of the software. For a detailed, step-by-step explanation of each tutorial, please consult the RISA-3D Tutorials Guide.
The tutorials are self-running, voice- and text-narrated Flash® tours. A fast Internet connection and a screen resolution of at least 1024x768 is required.
If you have Windows XP Service Pack 2 installed, Internet Explorer Popup Blocker will prevent the tour from running properly. Please add “risa.com” to your Trusted Sites list for the best experience. If you are using custom level for your trusted site, make sure “risa.com” is able to popup window as well as initialize window in full screen.
The available tutorials are listed below. To start a tutorial, click its name.
In Tutorial 1, we'll create a 2-D frame comprised of a concrete frame supporting a wood truss.
In this tutorial, we'll “extrude” the 2-D frame structure into a 3D model, adding steel beams, girts and plates.
Tutorial 3 will show how to define loads in the model using RISA-3D’s powerful spreadsheet features.
Tutorial 4 will teach how to run static solutions and review the results.
Tutorial 5 will demonstrate dynamic analysis and seismic design.