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How to Apply Wind Loads in RISA-3D – RISA News

RISA News has come with a new tutorial on applying wind loads. Wind loads can be automatically are generated in RISA-3D for building models. RISA calculates the ASCE 7 Main Wind-Force Resisting System loads and calculations are based on the Analytical Procedure … Continue reading

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Why is Plate Meshing Important?

RISA News has published an article on why plate meshing is important.  Basic understanding proper plate meshing is required to get reliable results on or Finite Element Mesh.  Without proper meshing of plates, inaccurate results are sure to follow.  Their … Continue reading

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How to Append or Merge Multiple Models Together in RISA-3D

RISA News has posted a how-to on appending and merging multiple models into a single model file. RISA-3D allows you to append, or merge, multiple models into a single model file. This may be helpful if you model single floors in … Continue reading

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New Features in RISASection 2.0

From RISA: RISA Technologies has recently released RISASection 2.0. This new version of the program contains the following new features to enhance your modeling ability: DXF Import You now can import a 2D shape into RISASection, via DXF file. For … Continue reading

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RISA-2D Version 10.1 is Now Available

From RISA RISA-2D 10.1 includes fully integrated concrete wall design. Model concrete walls and RISA-2D will design the reinforcement! This update also includes code updates to make RISA-2D fully compatible with IBC 2009. Visit the RISA-2D product page to learn more about this exciting release. via [http://risanews.com/risa-2d-version-10-1-now-available/]

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How Do Projected Loads Work in RISA?

RISA-3D, RISA-2D and RISAFloor have the capability to project distributed and area loads onto members.  How do they work, and how do you choose the right loading for an inclined member?  Find this answer and more in RISA’s article.  

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RISA – How is the Seismic Weight Calculated for Seismic Load Generation?

RISA News has published an article on seismic weights and load generation for use with RISA Floor and RISA 3D:   In addition to the self weight check box options, you can also add applied loads to the Seismic Mass calculation.  To … Continue reading

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How Do I Avoid Instability Warnings in a RISA-3D Model?

Have you ever asked, “How Do I Avoid Instability Warnings in a RISA-3D Model?”  If so, then RISA News has answered your question in their article with the same title. Have you ever received an instability warning when running a three … Continue reading

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How to Model a Hole in a Plate

Risa News has published a how-to for modeling a hole in a plate.  This is a useful method to do something this is pretty common when you have an opening of a significant size.     Via How to Model a … Continue reading

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Application of Tapered Loads to Plates in RISA-3D

If you’ve every tried to apply a tapered surface load to plates in RISA-3D, you’ll soon realize that each plate element must have a uniform load/pressure applied.  If you use the area load tools, you’ll notice that they only work … Continue reading

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