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February 4, 2016 | Tips & Tricks

How to Add a Drop Panel

In RISAFloor ES, you can quickly thicken the slab in the column strip area with the Drop Panel tool. Read More

December 16, 2015 | Tips & Tricks

Concrete Design per ACI 318-14 Concrete Code now Available

The new ACI 318-14 code has been implemented into RISA-3D v14, RISAFloor v10, and RISAFoundation v8. Read More

November 19, 2015 | Tips & Tricks

Battered Retaining Wall Design

RISAFoundation v8 now includes the ability to batter retaining walls. Read More

November 3, 2015 | Tips & Tricks

How to Investigate the Design Strip Results in RISAFoundation

In RISAFoundation, Design Strips are used to create regions in a slab for reinforcement design. Design strip size and shape is determined by the user, see the Help- Slab- Design Strip Width topic. Read More

October 21, 2015 | Tips & Tricks

Gross and Net Soil Pressures

In RISAFoundation, the Allowable Soil Bearing value is controlled by the Soil Region. This value is always taken as a Gross allowable soil pressure by default. Allowable Soil Bearing values are typica Read More

August 8, 2015 | Tips & Tricks

How do you add Shear Caps to columns?

Per the ACI, you can add a Shear Cap to your column to increase the shear strength of the slab. In RISAFloor ES two-way slabs, adding a shear cap will thicken the plates around the column automatical Read More

March 10, 2015 | Tips & Tricks

What is a Semi-Rigid Diaphragm?

RISAFloor Concrete Floor Slabs can design be transferred into RISA-3D for lateral design using either a Rigid Diaphragm or Semi-Rigid diaphragm. In RISA-3D, the wind and seismic loads are calculated Read More

October 21, 2014 | Tips & Tricks

How are Cantilevered Slabs designed?

Concrete buildings often have large cantilevers. In RISAFloor ES, the Support lines can be drawn to support points but also they can be drawn as cantilevers. The reinforcement design for the Read More

October 3, 2014 | Tips & Tricks

How to Model Support Lines with Parallel Walls

Learn how to draw support lines on slabs in RISAFloor ES when working with parallel walls. Read More

January 2, 2014 | Tips & Tricks

Adjusting Slab Thickness in RISAFloor ES

This video tutorial, showcases all the methods to create a thickened slab in RISAFloor ES. This includes drop panels, shear caps and multiple slabs thicknesses on one floor. Read More