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Excel: Primitive Bar Graph and Roman Numerals

Excel has a repeat function called REPT that will repeat a text character any number of times.  It’s format is REPT(TEXT, Value) where Value is the number of times that TEXT is repeated.  You can use “i”, “o”, “-”, or any other letters/symbols … Continue reading

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Excel Tip: Convert Number to Text

Here are four basic ways to convert a number in a cell to text. Method (1) Format Cells 1) Right click cell(s) of interest and click on “Format Cells…” 2) Under the Number tab Choose Text as your Category Method (2) Text function … Continue reading

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How Do I Average In Excel?

  A very common question for Excel is, “How do I average in Excel?”  The simplest way to do this is to use the AVERAGE function.  In the example to the left, cell A5 has the following formula:  =AVERAGE(A1:A3) This returns … Continue reading

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LEAP Bridge Enterprise Release V12.01.00

LEAP Bridge Enterprise V12.01.00 is now available.  In addition to bug fixes, and code updates, some of the enhancements include the following: LEAP Bridge v12.01.00.57 Enhancements: Introduced a new analysis option “Integral Abutment Bridge” in the Project tab. This option … Continue reading

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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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Blender 2.62 Relased

Blender 2.62 has been released.  Some new features include better Boolean operations, Cycles render engine improvements, object motion tracking, and more. The Blender Foundation and online developer community is proud to present Blender 2.62. The 2.6x series is being targeted at … 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 Release LEAP Bridge V11.00.00

Leap Bridge has released V11.00.00.  For list of enhancements and additions visit their product update page LEAP Bridge V8i Enterprise is a consolidation of all configurations of LEAP Bridge (i.e. LB Suite, LB Precast and LB Cast-in-Place). This single executable … Continue reading

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Blender 3D 2.60a Release

Blender 3D 2.60a was released on Oct 24, 2011.  The 2.60a release is a bugfix release for 2.60 shown in the changelog.  The changelog/release notes for 2.60 show all of the great new features that were added. Features of 2.60 … Continue reading

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