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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

October 10, 2019 | Events

RISA Steel Building Workshop & Release Party

Last week, RISA held its final Steel Building Workshop in Long Beach, CA. Attendees also enjoyed a post-event cocktail hour to celebrate the upcoming release of RISA-3D v18. 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

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

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

October 26, 2018 | Tips & Tricks

What’s New in the NBC 2015?

The 2015 NBC compliant codes have been implemented into RISA-3D v17.0, RISAFloor v13.0 and RISAFoundation V.11.0! Read More

October 25, 2018 | Tips & Tricks

ASCE 7-16 Is Now Available!

ASCE 7-16 is now available in RISA-3D v17.0, RISAFloor v13.0, and RISAFoundation v11.0 Read More

October 19, 2018 | Tips & Tricks

Eurocode C1 Factor for Lateral Torsional Buckling

RISA now includes Eurocode lateral torsional buckling capacity calculated per equations in Annex F of the ENV 1993-1-1:1992. Read More

October 4, 2018 | Tips & Tricks

Drawing Grid and Other Modeling Improvements

RISAFloor v13 includes a variety of new modeling features including construction lines, copy floor to floor and saved selections. Read More

October 2, 2018 | Tips & Tricks

Wood Design per AWC NDS 2018 Wood Code

The new AWC NDS 2018 code has been implemented into RISA-3D v17.0 and RISAFloor v13.0. Read More

September 13, 2018 | Tips & Tricks

Steel Design per AISC 15th Edition Steel Manual now Available

The new AISC 360-16 15th Edition changes have been implemented into RISA-3D v17.0 and RISAFloor v13.0. Read More

September 6, 2018 | Tips & Tricks

Copy Elements from Floor to Floor

RISAFloor v13.0 now includes the added ability to graphically copy elements from one floor to another floor. Read More

August 2, 2018 | Tips & Tricks

Governing Load Combinations for Shear in Concrete Columns

For concrete column members, the load combination producing the maximum shear code check is reported in the Detail Report and corresponding Results spreadsheet. Read More

July 26, 2018 | Tips & Tricks

How to Troubleshoot Unsupported Deck Edges

Learn how to troubleshoot unsupported deck edges in RISAFloor & RISAFloor ES. Read More

July 5, 2018 | Tips & Tricks

Viewing column information graphically in RISAFloor

RISAFloor column results are available in the results spreadsheets, but you may not be aware that you can also graphically review the input and results of columns. Read More

June 14, 2018 | Tips & Tricks

Viewing Applied Decks in RISAFloor

Learn how to graphically view the applied decks in your RISAFloor model. Read More

May 17, 2018 | Tips & Tricks

RISA-Revit 2019 Link Now Available

RISA is pleased to announce the release of the latest RISA-Revit Link which is compatible with Revit 2020. Read More

January 16, 2018 | Tips & Tricks

Eurocode Concrete Design According to BS EN 1992-1-1:2004+A1:2014 now Available

The BS EN 1992-1-1:2004+A1:2014 has been implemented in RISA-3D v16.0 and RISAFloor v12.0. Read More

December 19, 2017 | Tips & Tricks

TMS 402-16 Masonry Code Specification now Available

The new TMS 402-16 Masonry Code (formerly designated as ACI 530 and ASCE 5) have been added to RISA-3D v16.0, RISAFloor v12.0 and RISAFoundation v10.0. Read More

December 19, 2017 | Tips & Tricks

Cold-Formed Steel Design Codes Update

New Cold-Formed Steel Design Codes according to US and Canadian standards have been added to RISA-3D v16.0 and RISAFloor v12.0. Read More

November 16, 2017 | Tips & Tricks

Area Load Query Tool

RISAFloor v11 includes the new Area Load Query tool which allows users to visually inspect the area loads applied to a floor level. Read More

November 15, 2017 | Tips & Tricks

Beam Skip Loading now Available

RISAFloor v12 now includes the ability for users to apply pattern skip loading based on ASCE 7. Read More

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

October 18, 2017 | Tips & Tricks

Updated Steel Joist Database now Available

The 44th Edition Standard Specifications Load Tables and Weight Tables for Steel Joists is now available in RISAFloor. Read More

October 12, 2017 | Tips & Tricks

British Annex (BS EN1993-1-1:2014) for Steel Design now Available

The new British Annex (BS EN1993-1-1:2014) for the European Hot Rolled Steel material code is now available in RISA-3D v16 and RISAFloor v12. Read More

October 4, 2017 | Tips & Tricks

Eurocode Steel Design According to EN1993-1-1:2014 now Available

The 2014 update to the European Hot Rolled Steel design code (EN1993-1-1:2014) is now available in RISA-3D v16 and RISAFloor v12. Read More

October 2, 2017 | Tips & Tricks

Using Framing Elevation Views

RISAFloor v12 now allows for elevation views to be quickly created based on the model grid. Read More

October 2, 2017 | Tips & Tricks

Enhanced Detailed Reports

RISAFloor v12 includes updated Detail Reports with interactive diagrams, skip loading, and live load reduction. Read More

September 14, 2017 | Tips & Tricks

Enhanced Live Load Reduction

RISAFloor v10 includes changes to the interface that make it significantly easier to understand how live load reduction is affecting the design forces in your structure. Read More

September 12, 2017 | Tips & Tricks

Added Double Click Dialog for Members

RISAFloor v11 now gives the user the ability to double-click a member to open the Member Information dialog. Read More

September 8, 2017 | Tips & Tricks

CSA A23.3-14 Canadian Concrete Code now Available

The CSA A23.3-14 code has been implemented in RISA-3D v15.0, RISAFloor v11.0, and RISAFoundation v9.0. Read More

September 6, 2017 | Tips & Tricks

Canadian Wood Design Updates

The latest releases of RISAFloor and RISA-3D include wood wall design and Structural Composite Lumber Design according to CSA O86-09/14. Read More

June 7, 2017 | Tips & Tricks

Parapet Wind Loading

RISAFloor v11 allows users to add parapets while allowing the program to calculate the wind loads per the ASCE 7 parapet wind loading requirements. Read More

April 12, 2017 | Tips & Tricks

Semi-Rigid Diaphragms now Available

RISAFloor v11 now has the ability to model a Semi-Rigid, Rigid or Flexible diaphragms to distribute lateral loads. Read More

April 12, 2017 | Tips & Tricks

CSA O86-14 Canadian Wood Code now Available

RISAFloor v11 now includes wood member design according to CSA O86-14. 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

February 1, 2017 | Tips & Tricks

Enhanced "Move" Tools in RISAFloor

RISAFloor v11 includes the ability to re-position selected elements such as beams, columns, walls, and nodes in your model. Read More

January 12, 2017 | Tips & Tricks

Use Mezzanine Levels for Wind Loading and Drift Calculations

This video highlights the new features of RISAFloor v11 as well as some of the new RISA-3D features, including new graphical and design features. Read More

January 11, 2017 | Tips & Tricks

What's New in IBC 2015?

The new 2015 IBC compliant codes have been implemented into RISA-3D v15.0, RISAFloor v11.0, and RISAFoundation v9.0. Read More

December 16, 2016 | Tips & Tricks

Viewing Coordinates in Cursor Display

In RISA-3D, RISAFloor, and RISAFoundation the cursor now provides additional information regarding the cursor coordinates. Read More

November 11, 2016 | Tips & Tricks

Adding Roof Parapets in RISAFloor

RISAFloor v11 now includes the option to add parapets and parapet loading to a building. Read More

November 11, 2016 | Tips & Tricks

Project Grid Improvements

RISAFloor v11 now includes new and improved project grids which allow you to customize the grids while also adding radial and skewed grids. Read More

October 19, 2016 | Tips & Tricks

Instabilities in RISA-3D with Flexible Diaphragms

When using RISAFloor and RISA-3D together flexible diaphragm behavior can cause lateral stability problems with your model. 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

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

September 2, 2015 | Tips & Tricks

How should I model beams in Revit to make them import into RISAFloor correctly?

Revit offers two options for setting the elevation of beams. The way these are used has a significant impact on how those members are round tripped to RISAFloor Read More

August 7, 2015 | Tips & Tricks

How to Create a Custom Shape in RISA

RISA-3D gives users the ability to create custom shapes to use for analysis and design. Read More

March 25, 2015 | Tips & Tricks

How are Unbraced Lengths coordinated between RISAFloor and RISA-3D?

Unbraced length information from RISAFloor can be used to complete the design of members in RISA-3D. 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

December 3, 2014 | Tips & Tricks

What do the Unbraced Length commands Segment and Lbyy mean?

RISA-3D includes shortcut commands for unbraced lengths such as Segment and Lbyy which help to quickly define member unbraced lengths. Read More

November 19, 2014 | Tips & Tricks

What do the Unbraced Lengths represent?

Understanding unbraced lengths and how RISA software accounts for them is essential in the design of any project. Read More

November 12, 2014 | Tips & Tricks

How do Unbraced Lengths affect Analysis?

Learn how various unbraced length settings change the analysis results of a member. Read More

June 23, 2013 | Tips & Tricks

Customizing Labels in RISA-Revit Link

You can now customize the member and nodes names Revit uses during the export to RISA. Read More

October 10, 2012 | Tips & Tricks

Using Virtual Joist Girders in RISAFloor

RISAFloor now includes the ability to utilize Virtual Joist Girders for design. Read More

January 5, 2012 | Tips & Tricks

How Do I Assign Joists with Exact Spacing in RISAFloor?

Use Infill Beams to generate members within a bay. Read More

November 10, 2011 | Tips & Tricks

How Do You Define Additive Area Loads in RISAFloor?

RISAFloor uses the Area Load Definitions spreadsheet to define area loads available for use on a floor. Read More

October 13, 2011 | Tips & Tricks

How to Check Floor Vibrations Using RISAFloor

RISAFloor includes floor vibration checks according to AISC Design Guide #11. Read More

October 6, 2011 | Tips & Tricks

How to Assign Column Splices in RISAFloor

RISAFloor has the ability to model column splices (shear or moment) for all columns. 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

July 19, 2011 | Tips & Tricks

How to export a model to DXF

RISAFloor, RISA-3D, and RISAFoundation all allow the user to export a model as a DXF file for use in most major CAD programs. Read More

June 3, 2011 | Tips & Tricks

How to Model Trusses in RISAFloor

Truss top chords can be modeled in RISAFloor in combinations with full truss design in RISA-3D. Read More

June 1, 2011 | Tips & Tricks

How to Assign a Wood Roof Member’s Unbraced Length in RISAFloor

In RISAFloor, the beams are susceptible to two forms of buckling; Euler buckling and lateral-torsional buckling. The unbraced length is determined in RISAFloor using the deck properties and framing. Read More

April 6, 2011 | Tips & Tricks

What are the Unbalanced Forces on Beams?

The detailed report in RISA-3D has the ability to show unbalanced seismic forces in both beams and braces according to AISC 341. Read More

February 1, 2011 | Tips & Tricks

What is a “Default Deck” in RISAFloor?

RISAFloor makes modeling easy by allowing you to define a default deck for each floor. 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

September 14, 2010 | Tips & Tricks

How to Design Flexible Diaphragms in RISAFloor

When you model your building in RISAFloor, make sure that you define your slab edge as flexible. That will ensure that the entire contents of the diaphragm will use flexible behavior. Read More

August 31, 2010 | Tips & Tricks

How Are Wind Loads Generated for Sloped Roofs?

RISAFloor is capable of automatically generating the wind loads on sloped roofs. Read More

August 27, 2010 | Tips & Tricks

What is the Dyn Load Category in RISAFloor?

The Dyn Load represents the additional load that must be included in the calculation of the total seismic weight. Read More

August 26, 2010 | Tips & Tricks

How to Design Wood I-Joists with RISAFloor

RISAFloor has the capability to design wood I-Joists based on tables provided by the manufacturer. Read More

June 22, 2010 | Tips & Tricks

How to Create an Engineered Wood Material

RISA-3D and RISAFloor allow users to create custom engineered wood materials for use in analysis and design. Read More