RISAConnection Specifications

Modeling Features

  • Support for multiple imperial and metric unit systems
  • On-the-fly unit conversions
  • Instant synchronization between spreadsheets and graphics
  • Create new connections by copying existing
  • Unlimited Undo option
  • Modify dimensions interactively in 2D views
  • Organize multiple connections on a project within one file
  • One-click connection creation with pictures and descriptions
  • Automatic beam coping (web and flanges)
  • Group connections by type when transferring your end forces from RISA-3D & RISAFloor
  • Customizable loading and integrated loading with RISA-3D and RISAFloor
  • Define custom anchor bolt layouts using graphical & table input
  • Define and view specific connection defaults using Connection Default Viewer

Graphics Features

  • 360° Rendered connection views
  • 2D shop drawing style views of every piece including dimensions
  • Dynamic zoom, pan, rotate and scroll
  • True to scale renderings
  • Color coding for each piece
  • Update dimensions directly on your drawing

Connection Types

  • Beam to Column Connections (web and flange)
  • Straight/Skewed Shear Tab Connections for both Column to Beam & Girder to Beam
  • Clip Angle Shear Connection (both double and single)
  • End-Plate Shear Connection
  • Shear Tab Connection (conventional and extended)
  • End-Plate Moment Connection
  • Flange Plate Moment Connection
  • HSS Column Moment Connections
  • Custom Connection Labeling
  • Chevron Vertical Brace Connection
  • Diagonal Vertical Brace Connection
  • HSS Vertical Brace Connections: Slotted, Knife plate and End Tee
  • HSS "T" Connection
  • Beam End Plate Splice Connection
  • Beam Flange Plate Splice Connection
  • Column Shear Tab Splice Connection
  • Direct Weld Splice Connection
  • Direct Weld Beam to Column Moment Connection
  • Column Web & Flange Stiffener Design
  • Extended End Plate Moment Connection
  • Full Depth Shear Tab Connection
  • Base Plate Connection (WF, Tube, Pipe)
  • Brace into Base Plate Connection
  • Knee Brace (Kicker) Connection
  • Thin Plate Moment considerations per AISC Design Guide 16
  • Diagonal Vertical Brace Extended Shear Tab Connection (with and without gusset plate)
  • Continuous Beam over Column Connection

Results Features

  • Detailed display of equations for all failure modes
  • Color coded reports with “Pass” or “Fail” and unity check displayed
  • Reports include all dimensional variables
  • Expand or collapse design checks for each connection report
  • Use a custom logo on reports
  • Export connection drawings via DXF
  • Print 2D and 3D connection views

Design & Analysis Features

  • Comprehensive calculations geared towards engineers
  • AISC 360-16/10/05 (15, 14 & 13th Edition): ASD & LRFD
  • AISC 341-10 Seismic Design
  • AISC 358-10 Seismic Design
  • CSA S16-14: LRFD
  • CSA S16-09: LRFD
  • Full library of AISC Wide Flange steel shapes
  • Both Instantaneous Center of Rotation and Elastic methods of bolt/weld analysis
  • Bolt hole deformation consideration
  • Instant results updates with input changes
  • Consideration of axial forces in both moment & shear connections

Integration Features

  • Complete input & results integration with RISA-3D
  • Complete input & results integration with RISAFloor
  • Complete input & results integration with Tekla Structures
  • Complete flexibility to detach an integrated model
  • Integration supported for the following versions: RISA-3D v22, RISAFloor v18 and RISAConnection v14
  • Link with Hilti Profis for for anchor bolt pullout/tearout design

General Features

  • Compatible with Windows 8.1/10 (64-bit Windows)
  • Program technical support provided by Professional Engineers