RISASection Specifications

Modeling Features

  • Quick model creation using DXF import
  • One click section creation using drag-and-drop selection from shape databases
  • Organize multiple sections on a project into one file
  • Modify dimensions graphically in an interactive 2D view
  • Quick and easy model manipulation with the alignment and stacking snap tools
  • Material and Shape Type designation for designing the shape within RISA-3D, RISAFloor and RISA-2D
  • Support for multiple imperial and metric unit systems
  • On-the-fly unit conversions
  • Unlimited Undo option

Analysis Features

  • Calculate more than 25 properties with a single click
  • Calculate torsional properties including Cw, Wno, Sw, Qf, and Qw
  • Merge tool enables a built up section to produce a more accurate torsional J calculation
  • Designate a specific Hot Rolled steel shape type for design results when exported to RISA-3D,RISAFloor and RISA-2D
  • Specify the material’s relative weight using the Property Multiplier
  • Create a void using a negative Property Multiplier
  • Comprehensive section property calculations geared towards engineers

Graphics Features

  • 360° rendered section view
  • Dynamic zoom and scroll
  • True to scale images
  • Material color coding for multi-material sections
  • Units toggle display
  • Drag and drop manipulation of sections

Results Features

  • Complete integration with RISA-3D,RISAFloor & RISA-2D
  • Export the shape to RISA-3D,RISAFloor and RISA-2D for member code checks
  • Reports include all dimensional variables for individual shapes as well as the built up section
  • Create custom reports using the Report Generator Wizard
  • Include multiple model views within the printed report

Database Features

  • Shape selection options: Hot Rolled steel, Cold Formed steel, and Concrete
  • Built up sections include back-to-back and face-to-face options
  • Access to the Hot Rolled Steel database for quick addition of common shapes
  • Multiple Hot Rolled Steel databases include AISC, Canadian, Chinese, and many more

General Features

  • Optimized for Windows XP (32-bit) and Windows Vista/7/8 (32 & 64-bit)
  • Program technical support provided by professional engineers
  • Technical support provided for the current version at no cost