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March 28, 2019

RISA-3D has two ways of automatically generating seismic-related Basic Load Categories (BLCs) which can be later referenced in the Load Combinations (LCs):   Creating seismic BLCs (ELX, ELZ, etc) from the Seismic Load Generator Creating seismic BLCs (SX, SZ, etc) from Response Spectra Analysis In addition to the automatic generated seismic loads, users can always […]

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March 21, 2019

The Load Combinations for each region are contained in an XML file which can be opened and edited using a standard spreadsheet program. An example of one of these XML files is shown below: The name of the file itself becomes the name of the Load Combination Region that appears in the Load Combination Generator. […]

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February 7, 2019

In this video, you’ll learn how to investigate your RISA-3D model for P-Delta divergence errors. This type of error is common in general structural analysis software and has two major causes: a model that is unstable or a model that is too flexible. For this investigation, two separate steel frame models will be used to […]

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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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December 20, 2018

Applying a Custom Rebar Layout in RISA-3D: To begin creating a custom rebar layout, simply click the Custom Rebar Layout  icon at the top of the menu bar to create a custom rebar layout. In RISA-3D, within the rebar layout dialog you can create a custom rebar layout for concrete beams, concrete columns and even […]

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