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Jan 20, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

Online Course: RISA Steel Building Workshop

RISA Steel Building Workshop Online Course now Available! Read More

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January 20, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

Online Course: RISA Steel Building Workshop

RISA Steel Building Workshop Online Course now Available! Read More

January 17, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

WEBINAR: Experience the All-New RISA-3D

The Experience the All-New RISA-3D webinar gives engineers a first look at all the new features in the latest release. Read More

December 05, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Using Redesign Lists in RISA-3D

RISA-3D now includes an interface that gives users the ability to create and modify design lists directly within the software. Read More

November 13, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Experience the Updated User Interface in RISA-3D

RISA-3D's latest interface has engineers' workflow in mind. With an updated ribbon toolbar, properties panel and 3D window, you'll create, load, analyze and design projects faster than ever. Read More

November 13, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Modeling and Understanding Plate Results in RISA-3D

This video tutorial, learn how to quickly model and submesh plates in RISA-3D as well as how to interpret plate results using both spreadsheets and graphical results such as contour plots. Read More

November 13, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Improved Graphics and Report Printing

RISA-3D's new report printing interface helps you quickly organize and print reports. Easily include spreadsheet output, detailed reports and graphics in order to properly document your design. Read More

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December 05, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Using Redesign Lists in RISA-3D

RISA-3D now includes an interface that gives users the ability to create and modify design lists directly within the software. Read More

November 13, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Experience the Updated User Interface in RISA-3D

RISA-3D's latest interface has engineers' workflow in mind. With an updated ribbon toolbar, properties panel and 3D window, you'll create, load, analyze and design projects faster than ever. Read More

November 13, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Modeling and Understanding Plate Results in RISA-3D

This video tutorial, learn how to quickly model and submesh plates in RISA-3D as well as how to interpret plate results using both spreadsheets and graphical results such as contour plots. Read More

November 13, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Improved Graphics and Report Printing

RISA-3D's new report printing interface helps you quickly organize and print reports. Easily include spreadsheet output, detailed reports and graphics in order to properly document your design. Read More

November 13, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Applying Loading and Reviewing Results in RISA-3D

Learn how RISA-3D allows you to graphically apply and modify various types of loads to your model while allowing you to quickly review applied loads and corresponding results with one-click! Read More

November 13, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Expandable Detailed Reports

RISA-3D includes new detailed reports which include expandable limit states that show all governing equations making design verification straightforward. Read More

November 13, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Solving P-Delta Divergences in RISA-3D

In this video, you'll learn how to investigate and solve P-Delta divergence errors in your RISA-3D model. Read More

November 13, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Using Model Generation Templates in RISA-3D

In this video tutorial, we will investigate the various "Model Generation Templates" available. Read More

November 13, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Portal Frame Design in RISA-3D

This step-by-step video tutorial walks you through the building a portal frame within RISA-3D. Read More

November 13, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Concrete Wall Panels in RISA 3D

This video tutorial describes step-by-step how to model, analyze and design a concrete wall in RISA-3D. Read More

November 13, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Designing a Simple Steel Beam in RISA-3D

In this video tutorial, learn how to model, analyze and design a simple steel beam in RISA-3D. Read More

November 13, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Designing a Steel Truss in RISA-3D

This video tutorial describes step-by-step how to model, analyze and design a steel truss within RISA-3D. Read More

November 13, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Designing a Wood Truss in RISA-3D

This video tutorial describes step-by-step how to model, analyze and design a wood truss within RISA-3D. Read More

November 13, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Wood Wall Panels in RISA-3D

This video tutorial describes step-by-step how to model, analyze and design a wood wall in RISA-3D. Read More

November 13, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Masonry Wall Panels in RISA-3D

This video tutorial describes step-by-step how to model, analyze and design a masonry wall in RISA-3D. Read More

November 13, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Upgraded Solution Speed using Multi-Core Processing

RISA-3D now offers upgraded solution speed through the use of multi-core processing. Read More

November 13, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Making and Viewing Model Changes in RISA-3D

RISA-3D's new selection tools and Properties Panel, making it effortless to quickly view/adjust properties for single or multiple members/loads in a quick and easily accessible way. Read More

November 13, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Improved and Better Organized Drawing Tools

RISA-3D's new ribbon toolbar aims to streamline daily use while also giving direct access to new drawing tools such as "lock to plane" allowing users to draw in 3D space with higher precision. Read More

November 13, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Enhanced Model View Options, Filtering and Member Query

RISA-3D's robust filtering and new Quick Find function allow users to quickly highlight and zoom to desired nodes/members for quick inspection of specific elements in large, complex models. Read More

November 01, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Understanding Your RISA-3D Model Using Graphics

Reviewing analysis and design results graphically in RISA-3D is easy using the Result View Settings and the Quick View toolbar. Read More

August 30, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Updated Floor Vibration Calculation per AISC Design Guide #11

RISAFloor v14 now includes floor vibration calculations per the 2nd Edition of AISC Design Guide #11 Read More

August 30, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Nested Load Combinations in RISAFoundation

RISAFoundation v12 now includes the ability to utilize “nested” load combinations. Read More

August 30, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Add Single Layer of Reinforcement anywhere in Slab

RISAFoundation v12 now includes the ability to create a single layer of reinforcement anywhere in a slab. Read More

August 30, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Foundation Design according to Eurocode 2

RISAFoundation v12 includes mat slab, concrete beam and pedestal design according to Eurocode 2 Read More

August 30, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

LRFD Wood Design per AWC-NDS 2015/2018 Codes

Strength Design (LRFD) according to the AWC-NDS 2015/2018 code has been implemented into RISAFloor v14.0 Read More

August 30, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Vibration Analysis for Steel Joists

RISAFloor v14 includes Steel Joist Vibration Analysis per SJI Technical Digest #5. For more information, check out the video below. Read More

August 21, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

RISA-3D v18 Sneak Peek Videos

The new release of RISA-3D is right around the corner! Check out our teaser videos! Read More

August 21, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Enhanced Property Display and Modification

RISA-3D's view options as well as the new property panel makes it effortless to quickly view/adjust properties for single or multiple members/loads in a quick and easily accessible way. Read More

July 12, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Implementing Realistic Behavior for T/C Members in RISA-3D

Tension or Compression (T/C) Only members are commonly used in steel buildings when modeling braced frames that resist lateral load. Read More

June 20, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Understanding Wall Panel Forces with Rigid Diaphragms

Rigid diaphragms represent a plane of very high rigidity and distribute load to elements which connect to them solely based on the stiffness of the elements. Read More

May 16, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Pinned Beams in Semi-Rigid Diaphragms

Learn how to eliminate end reaction spikes in beams within semi-rigid diaphragms. Read More

March 28, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Assigning Seismic Loads in RISA-3D

RISA-3D has two ways of automatically generating seismic-related loads: the Seismic Load Generator and Response Spectra Analysis Read More

March 21, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Creating Custom Load Combinations

Learn how to create custom load combinations to be used in the Load Combination Generator. Read More

February 14, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

What's New in RISAConnection v10

RISAConnection v10 incorporates updates according to AISC 360-16 (15th Edition) including changes to HSS provisions as well as improved design for column webs subject to out-of-plane loading. Read More

February 14, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Updates to HSS Connections (Chapter K) according to AISC 15th Edition Steel Manual

RISAConnection v10 includes changes to connection design for rectangular HSS shapes with applied concentrated forces found in AISC 360-16. Read More

February 14, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Connection Design per AISC 15th Edition Steel Manual now Available

Connection design according to the new AISC 360-16 (15th Ed.) Steel Manual has now been implemented in RISAConnection. Read More

February 14, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Out of Plane Design Checks on Column Web Connections

RISAConnection v10 includes updates to AISC 360-16 (15th edition) including how to check the out-of-plane loading on the webs of wide flange columns. Read More

January 31, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Flexibility with RISA Subscription Licensing

With Subscription Licensing, you get the same RISA software you rely on now with more flexibility and value. Read More

January 17, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

RISAFloor & RISA-3D: Two Buildings on the Same Podium

With RISAFloor and RISA-3D it is possible to create a structure with two buildings supported on the same podium. Read More

January 10, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Modeling Hanger Columns in RISAFloor

In RISAFloor it is possible to model hanger columns that can be analyzed in RISA-3D. Read More

January 03, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

What wood wall design method should I use?

RISA-3D has multiple options for analyzing wood walls: Segmented, Perforated, or Force Transfer around Openings (FTAO). Read More

December 20, 2018 | Tips & Tricks

How to Create and Apply A Custom Rebar Layout

Learn how to apply a custom rebar layout in RISA-3D Read More

November 16, 2018 | Tips & Tricks

HSS Tube Moment Connections per CSA S16 now Available

Wide Flange Beam to HSS Tube Column Moment Connections can now be designed in RISAConnection v9 according to CSA S16. Read More

November 16, 2018 | Tips & Tricks

Using & Disabling the Base Material Proration Factor

RISAConnection now gives users the option to disable the Base Material Proration Factor for checking welds. Read More

November 16, 2018 | Tips & Tricks

Include Transfer Forces in Vertical Brace Connections

RISAConnection now allows users to input the "transfer forces" originating from other connected elements. Read More

November 16, 2018 | Tips & Tricks

Tapered Gusset Plates using Custom Angle

Modeling tapered gusset plates in RISAConnection is now easier than ever. With the recent addition of the Custom Angle input, you may now enter an angle to quickly cut back a gusset edge. Read More

November 15, 2018 | Tips & Tricks

HSS Tube Moment Connections per AISC 360 now Available

Wide Flange Beam to HSS Tube Column Moment Connections can now be designed in RISAConnection v9 according to AISC 360. Read More

November 08, 2018 | Tips & Tricks

Mat Slab Overturning and Sliding Safety Factors

RISAFoundation v11.0 includes two new tabs in the Safety Factors results spreadsheet that breakdown the slab’s stabilizing and destabilizing forces for each category. Read More

November 02, 2018 | Tips & Tricks

Masonry Lintel Analysis using FEA

RISA-3D now includes the ability to analyze masonry lintels finite element analysis rather than as simply supported. Read More

November 01, 2018 | Tips & Tricks

Soil Overburden on Mat Slab

RISAFoundation v11.0 can now apply soil overburden to a mat slab to account for the weight of the soil above the foundation. Read More