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November 8, 2017 | Tips & Tricks

2018 IBC Coming Soon!

The International Code Council just released the 2018 International Building Code (IBC) in August 2017 Read More

February 15, 2017 | Tips & Tricks

CSA S16-14 Canadian Steel Code now Available

RISA-3D v15 and RISAFloor v11 now support hot rolled steel design for the Canadian market according to CSA S16-14. Read More

January 7, 2016 | Tips & Tricks

Mechanically Graded Wood Design now Available

Mechanically graded wood materials have been added for the AWC NDS 2015 design code per Table 4C, and CSA O86-14 design code per tables 6.3.2 and 6.3.3. Read More

December 22, 2015 | Tips & Tricks

Wood Design per AWC NDS 2015 Wood Code

RISA-3D v14 and RISAFloor v10 now include ASD wood design per AWC NDS 2015. Read More

June 15, 2015 | Tips & Tricks

Improved Result Access in RISA

This video tutorial will demonstrate how to find quickly review the results in RISA-3D in order to optimize the design. Read More

May 27, 2015 | Tips & Tricks

Include Moving Load in Batch Solution

With the new release of RISA-3D v13.0, you now have the ability to include moving load combinations in a Batch solution. Read More

May 4, 2015 | Tips & Tricks

Ritz Vector Solver (Dynamics) now Available

RISA-3D v13 includes a new Ritz Vector Solver for the Dynamic analysis. Read More

March 20, 2015 | Tips & Tricks

Moving Load Point Load Generator now Available

RISA-3D now includes a feature that will allow you to quickly generate a static loading condition equivalent to the moving loads at any given step along their path Read More

March 12, 2015 | Tips & Tricks

Cold-Formed Steel Back to Back Design

RISA-3D can now design the Cold Formed Steel back-to-back channel and track sections. Read More

February 26, 2015 | Tips & Tricks

Canadian Wood Design now Available

Timber design according to the Canadian CSA 086-2009 design code is now available. Read More

February 17, 2015 | Tips & Tricks

What's New for Code Updates in RISA

RISA-3D v13 and RISAFloor v9 include updates to AISI, CSA and ACI masonry design codes. Read More

March 27, 2013 | Tips & Tricks

Nesting Load Combinations

The Load Combinations spreadsheet in RISA-3D is limited to ten columns of BLC and Factor combinations so if you need a larger combination it is possible to "nest" the combination. Read More

February 23, 2012 | Tips & Tricks

How Do I Resolve a P-Delta Instability?

Investigating P-Delta instabilities in RISA-3D (or RISA-2D) can be difficult but this article includes some tips & tricks on how to determine what is causing the issue in your model. Read More

November 19, 2011 | Tips & Tricks

RISA-2D Educational Version

Students and Professors can utilize a special version of RISA-2D, which is aimed at learning the basics of structural analysis. Read More

August 18, 2011 | Tips & Tricks

Using Projected Loads in RISA-3D

RISA-3D, RISA-2D and RISAFloor have the ability to project distributed line and area loads onto members. Read More

March 9, 2011 | Tips & Tricks

How Do I Investigate My RISA-3D Model Using the Deflected Shape?

When your RISA-3D model is not behaving as you anticipated, one of the best tools you have is viewing the deflected shape. Read More

February 3, 2011 | Tips & Tricks

What is the Difference Between Fixed and Reactions on Boundary Conditions?

In RISA-3D, you can define a boundary condition as Fixed (reaction will be calculated) or Fixed, (reaction will NOT be calculated). Read More

October 26, 2010 | Tips & Tricks

How to Use Spreadsheets More Effectively in RISA

RISA includes various advanced spreadsheet operations that make reviewing input and results easy. Read More

June 14, 2010 | Tips & Tricks

How Do Plates Connect to Each Other?

Understanding how plates are connected to each other is essential to understanding finite element results. Read More

May 24, 2010 | Tips & Tricks

Define a Beam Eccentricity in RISA-3D

Learn how to define beam to columns eccentricity in RISA-3D and RISA-2D. Read More

April 20, 2010 | Tips & Tricks

How to Correctly Define Unbraced Lengths

There are four different values for Unbraced lengths in RISA-3D, RISA-2D and RISAFloor. Two are for axial calculations and two are for bending calculations. Read More

March 26, 2010 | Tips & Tricks

What Are Physical Members?

By default RISA-3D utilizes "Physical Members" when understanding how two members connect to each other. Read More

March 19, 2010 | Tips & Tricks

How to Model a Two-Dimensional Component in RISA-3D

If you have ever tried to solve a two-dimensional model in RISA-3D, you have ultimately run into instabilities in your model because your model has no out of plane restraint. Read More