January 30, 2020


Added Anchorage Design, Including Pullout Using Hilti PROFIS Engineering Integration


RISAConnection v11 has added the ability to export base plate connections as well as reactions directly to Hilti PROFIS Engineering for anchorage design. Within Hilti Profis, engineers can check anchor strength, anchor pullout, concrete breakout and concrete pryout according to ACI 318 in order to finalize the design of the base plate assembly.

To begin, users can define either Single Base Plate or Base Plate with Vertical Brace connections manually or can import a model from RISAFloor/RISA-3D with connections already defined.

C Nv11 Interface 2

Once the base plates have been properly designed in RISAConnection for all applicable AISC limit states, users can select the "Export to Profis" button found in the "Tools" section of the toolbar.

C Nv11 Tools

Once the export process is started, users can select the specific base plate connection that they wish to send to Hilti PROFIS Engineering for anchorage design.

C Nv11 Hilti

Note: Currently, only one base plate at a time can be sent to Hilti PROFIS Engineering for design.

Once the required base plate is selected, users may be prompted to sign-in to Hilti PROFIS Engineering if they haven’t done so already. This login information is for the Hilti PROFIS Engineering Suite. If you do not already have an account use the link button below to learn more about Hilti PROFIS Engineering and to create a free account.

Hilti.com - PROFIS Engineering Suite

Once you are logged into the Hilti PROFIS Engineering system, you will be informed that a new connection is available from RISA.

Auto Update Hilti

To import the connection file, select the Click to update from RISA button found in the File Import section of the Hilti PROFIS Engineering interface.

Hilti Profis Import

The base plate connection will now be imported into Hilti PROFIS Engineering for further design evaluation. You’ll notice that the connection geometry as well as individual load combinations (from integrated RISAFloor/RISA-3D model) are available in Hilti Profis Engineering. Users can make modifications to the base plate, anchors and concrete as necessary in order to achieve a passing design.

Hilti Profis Interface

Once the design is complete, users can either create a PDF report or export the results to RISAConnection for inclusion in the overall Connection Design Report. To do this, click the Export RISA button found in the Loads/Calculation Type section. Users can then add additional comments and notes before exporting the report to RISAConnection.

Hilti Profis RISA Export

Once the design file has been successfully exported, switch back to RISAConnection and click Import Profis Results found in the Tools section of the toolbar.

Import Profis Results

The PDF report created from Hilti PROFIS Engineering can be found in the results folder defined by the program in the Application Settings.

Hilti Report Location

It is now possible to include the anchorage output along with the steel connection output during the creation of the report. To include the anchorage output, click the File Location button to define the folder for available PDF attachments.

This will allow for the inclusion of the Hilti PROFIS Engineering anchorage report such that it can be added along with the connection reports available in RISAConnection.

Hilti Available Reports

For even more information about the integration between RISAConnection and Hilti PROFIS Engineering, watch the video below.


Tags: RISAConnection Hilti Base Plate

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