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October 22, 2019

Last week, RISA held its final Steel Building Workshop at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA. The Steel Building Workshop series, spanned 7 cities over the past year and gave engineers a first hand look at how the RISA Building System can be used to design a real world project from start […]

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August 30, 2019

The new release of RISA-3D is right around the corner! Check out our teaser videos to enjoy a sneak peek at some of the most exciting new features!

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July 12, 2019

Tension or Compression (T/C) Only members are commonly used in steel buildings when modeling braced frames that resist lateral load.  Note: Tension or Compression Only Members can also be used in modeling cables or construction gaps. Detailed discussions on these applications can be found here: Cables | Gap  As a result, tension only members will […]

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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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