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September 11, 2017 | Tips & Tricks

Improved Drift Reporting

RISA-3D v15 now includes automatic drift definitions for diaphragms as well as simplified story drift application. Read More

August 11, 2015 | Tips & Tricks

What Loads Transfer from RISAFloor to RISA-3D?

RISAFloor designs the gravity system and then integrates with RISA-3D to design the lateral system. Only the lateral members are taken from RISAFloor over to RISA-3D. The loading is automated in thi Read More

October 29, 2014 | Tips & Tricks

Code Requirements for Panel Zone Shear Deformation

Code requirements for consideration of panel zone shear deformation can be confusing. This blog post discusses some of the basis for these code requirements and when one can consider them to be met Read More

May 26, 2011 | Tips & Tricks

How to Represent Trusses in RISAFloor Model Without Modeling the Trusses

Using this method in RISAFloor, we are not actually designing the trusses, but just adding “dummy” bottom and top chords to correctly calculate the loading and help distribute the loads to the walls. Read More

December 21, 2010 | Tips & Tricks

How Can I Account For Continuous Tie Rods in RISA-3D Wood Walls?

Continuous tiedown systems are used to help resist overturning forces generated by lateral loads, and can be estimated in RISA-3D using the hold-down database and the strap forces. 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