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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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November 19, 2015

RISAFoundation V8 adds the ability to batter retaining walls. The batter dimensions can be set from Wall Footing Definitions: The batter will affect: The depth of wall for shear and bending checks The self-weight of wall Minimum reinforcement checks will be based on the maximum thickness of wall

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November 3, 2015

In RISAFoundation, Design Strips are used to create regions in a slab for reinforcement design.  Design strip size and shape is determined by the user, see the Help- Slab- Design Strip Width topic. Inside the Design Strips there are automatically created 50 Design Cuts (the number of cuts can be adjusted).   A Design Cuts is […]

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October 21, 2015

In RISAFoundation, the Allowable Soil Bearing value is controlled by the Soil Region. This value is always taken as a Gross allowable soil pressure by default. Allowable Soil Bearing values are typically supplied by the Geotechnical Engineer as either Gross or Net allowable values. The Gross or Net Soil Pressure can be specified in the […]

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