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October 30, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

Cold Formed Steel Wall Design Now Available

New to RISA-3D v19 and RISAFloor v15 is the ability to analyze and design cold formed steel (CFS) wall panels. To model CFS wall panels, select the AISI S100-16 ASD or LRFS code in the Model Settings. Read More

July 7, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

Expanded Results for Contour Plots

Color contours and gradients can be very helpful to visualize the forces/stresses of plates and wall panels and using the Contour Diagram tool allows users to understand those results even more. Read More

November 13, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Wood Wall Panels in RISA-3D

This video tutorial describes step-by-step how to model, analyze and design a wood wall in RISA-3D. Read More

November 13, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Masonry Wall Panels in RISA-3D

This video tutorial describes step-by-step how to model, analyze and design a masonry wall in RISA-3D. Read More

January 3, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

What wood wall design method should I use?

RISA-3D has multiple options for analyzing wood walls: Segmented, Perforated, or Force Transfer around Openings (FTAO). Read More

January 18, 2017 | Tips & Tricks

Masonry Retaining Walls now Available

RISAFoundation v9 now includes the ability to design masonry retaining walls and wall footings. Read More

March 26, 2016 | Tips & Tricks

Improved Wall Panel Results

RISA-3D now includes a new Wall Panel Forces spreadsheet as well as Summary Detailed Reports for Masonry Walls. Read More

April 22, 2015 | Tips & Tricks

Which Wall Footing Type Should I Use?

New in RISAFoundation V7 is the ability to define different types of wall footings. A retaining wall will perform all stability checks (sliding, overturning and soil bearing) due to hydrostatic press Read More

March 10, 2015 | Tips & Tricks

The Internal Force Summation Tool for Walls

You may be familiar with the Internal Force Summation Tool (IFST) that is currently present in RISA-3D. However, a new tool has been added which allows you to click point to point within a wall and Read More

September 13, 2012 | Tips & Tricks

How Can I Use a Wall for Shear Only (no Bearing) in RISA-3D?

Let’s consider the example of the frame shown below. Suppose there is a diaphragm present at the framing level, and that the wall shown is intended only to handle the lateral loads. Read More