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May 19, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

Why is my force demand higher than what is reported in my force diagrams?

RISA-3D includes torsional warping stresses in the calculation of required flexural and shear strength of steel members. Read More

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May 19, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

Why is my force demand higher than what is reported in my force diagrams?

RISA-3D includes torsional warping stresses in the calculation of required flexural and shear strength of steel members. Read More

May 14, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

Introducing RISACalc

Experience our new web-based tool for quick component analysis! Read More

May 07, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

RISA-Tekla Link v10 Released

The release of the RISA-Tekla Link v10 incorporates compatibility with Tekla Structures 2020. This update of the link includes the ability to align the top of beam elevation using the detailing Read More

April 15, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

RISA-3D v18.0.4 Released

The latest release of RISA-3D Version 18 includes new contour result options, window behavior as well as other enhancement and corrections. Read More

April 07, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

Understanding Out-of-Plane Shear Capacity of Concrete Wall Panels

Learn how RISA-3D utilizes shear friction when designing concrete walls for out-of-plane shear loading. Read More

March 30, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

How Can I Optimize My Members in RISA-3D?

In RISA-3D it is possible to optimize steel member sizes for both strength and serviceability considerations. Read More

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May 19, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

Why is my force demand higher than what is reported in my force diagrams?

RISA-3D includes torsional warping stresses in the calculation of required flexural and shear strength of steel members. Read More

May 14, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

Introducing RISACalc

Experience our new web-based tool for quick component analysis! Read More

May 07, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

RISA-Tekla Link v10 Released

The release of the RISA-Tekla Link v10 incorporates compatibility with Tekla Structures 2020. This update of the link includes the ability to align the top of beam elevation using the detailing Read More

April 15, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

RISA-3D v18.0.4 Released

The latest release of RISA-3D Version 18 includes new contour result options, window behavior as well as other enhancement and corrections. Read More

April 07, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

Understanding Out-of-Plane Shear Capacity of Concrete Wall Panels

Learn how RISA-3D utilizes shear friction when designing concrete walls for out-of-plane shear loading. Read More

March 30, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

How Can I Optimize My Members in RISA-3D?

In RISA-3D it is possible to optimize steel member sizes for both strength and serviceability considerations. Read More

March 25, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

Importing a DXF File into RISA-3D

This video reviews the two different ways to import and utilize a dxf file in RISA-3D: dxf underlay and direct import. Read More

March 25, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

Seismic Design of Steel Structures in RISA-3D

This video will demonstrate how to utilize seismic design rules for the purpose of seismic detailing in RISA-3D per AISC 341 and AISC 358. Read More

March 04, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

RISA-3D v18.0.3 Released

The latest release of RISA-3D Version 18 includes the ability to import a DXF drawing grid, 2D mode, as well as other enhancement and corrections. Read More

March 03, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

How to Review Your Batch and Envelope Results

It is beneficial to be able to view both the envelope and batch results for your model without having to run two separate solutions. A situation where you might want to run both the env Read More

December 31, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

RISA-3D Version 18 FAQs

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December 05, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Using Redesign Lists in RISA-3D

RISA-3D now includes an interface that gives users the ability to create and modify design lists directly within the software. Read More

November 25, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Converting Key License Type with the RISA Licensing Dashboard

The RISA licensing dashboard allows users to convert an existing licensing key from one type to the other. Read More

November 13, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Experience the Updated User Interface in RISA-3D

RISA-3D's latest interface has engineers' workflow in mind. With an updated ribbon toolbar, properties panel and 3D window, you'll create, load, analyze and design projects faster than ever. Read More

November 13, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Modeling and Understanding Plate Results in RISA-3D

This video tutorial, learn how to quickly model and submesh plates in RISA-3D as well as how to interpret plate results using both spreadsheets and graphical results such as contour plots. Read More

November 13, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Improved Graphics and Report Printing

RISA-3D's new report printing interface helps you quickly organize and print reports. Easily include spreadsheet output, detailed reports and graphics in order to properly document your design. Read More

November 13, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Applying Loading and Reviewing Results in RISA-3D

Learn how RISA-3D allows you to graphically apply and modify various types of loads to your model while allowing you to quickly review applied loads and corresponding results with one-click! Read More

November 13, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Expandable Detailed Reports

RISA-3D includes new detailed reports which include expandable limit states that show all governing equations making design verification straightforward. Read More

November 13, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Solving P-Delta Divergences in RISA-3D

In this video, you'll learn how to investigate and solve P-Delta divergence errors in your RISA-3D model. Read More

November 13, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Using Model Generation Templates in RISA-3D

In this video tutorial, we will investigate the various "Model Generation Templates" available. Read More

November 13, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Portal Frame Design in RISA-3D

This step-by-step video tutorial walks you through the building a portal frame within RISA-3D. Read More

November 13, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Concrete Wall Panels in RISA 3D

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

November 13, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Designing a Simple Steel Beam in RISA-3D

In this video tutorial, learn how to model, analyze and design a simple steel beam in RISA-3D. Read More

November 13, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Designing a Steel Truss in RISA-3D

This video tutorial describes step-by-step how to model, analyze and design a steel truss within RISA-3D. Read More

November 13, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Designing a Wood Truss in RISA-3D

This video tutorial describes step-by-step how to model, analyze and design a wood truss within RISA-3D. 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

November 13, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Upgraded Solution Speed using Multi-Core Processing

RISA-3D now offers upgraded solution speed through the use of multi-core processing. Read More

November 13, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Making and Viewing Model Changes in RISA-3D

RISA-3D's new selection tools and Properties Panel, making it effortless to quickly view/adjust properties for single or multiple members/loads in a quick and easily accessible way. Read More

November 13, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Improved and Better Organized Drawing Tools

RISA-3D's new ribbon toolbar aims to streamline daily use while also giving direct access to new drawing tools such as "lock to plane" allowing users to draw in 3D space with higher precision. Read More

November 13, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Enhanced Model View Options, Filtering and Member Query

RISA-3D's robust filtering and new Quick Find function allow users to quickly highlight and zoom to desired nodes/members for quick inspection of specific elements in large, complex models. Read More

November 01, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Understanding Your RISA-3D Model Using Graphics

Reviewing analysis and design results graphically in RISA-3D is easy using the Result View Settings and the Quick View toolbar. 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

Nested Load Combinations in RISAFoundation

RISAFoundation v12 now includes the ability to utilize “nested” load combinations. Read More

August 30, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Add Single Layer of Reinforcement anywhere in Slab

RISAFoundation v12 now includes the ability to create a single layer of reinforcement anywhere in a slab. Read More

August 30, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Foundation Design according to Eurocode 2

RISAFoundation v12 includes mat slab, concrete beam and pedestal design according to Eurocode 2 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

August 21, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

RISA-3D v18 Sneak Peek Videos

The new release of RISA-3D is right around the corner! Check out our teaser videos! Read More

August 21, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Enhanced Property Display and Modification

RISA-3D's view options as well as the new property panel makes it effortless to quickly view/adjust properties for single or multiple members/loads in a quick and easily accessible way. Read More

July 12, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Implementing Realistic Behavior for T/C Members in RISA-3D

Tension or Compression (T/C) Only members are commonly used in steel buildings when modeling braced frames that resist lateral load. Read More

June 20, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Understanding Wall Panel Forces with Rigid Diaphragms

Rigid diaphragms represent a plane of very high rigidity and distribute load to elements which connect to them solely based on the stiffness of the elements. Read More

May 16, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Pinned Beams in Semi-Rigid Diaphragms

Learn how to eliminate end reaction spikes in beams within semi-rigid diaphragms. Read More

March 28, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Assigning Seismic Loads in RISA-3D

RISA-3D has two ways of automatically generating seismic-related loads: the Seismic Load Generator and Response Spectra Analysis Read More

March 21, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Creating Custom Load Combinations

Learn how to create custom load combinations to be used in the Load Combination Generator. Read More

February 14, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

What's New in RISAConnection v10

RISAConnection v10 incorporates updates according to AISC 360-16 (15th Edition) including changes to HSS provisions as well as improved design for column webs subject to out-of-plane loading. Read More

February 14, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Updates to HSS Connections (Chapter K) according to AISC 15th Edition Steel Manual

RISAConnection v10 includes changes to connection design for rectangular HSS shapes with applied concentrated forces found in AISC 360-16. Read More

February 14, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Connection Design per AISC 15th Edition Steel Manual now Available

Connection design according to the new AISC 360-16 (15th Ed.) Steel Manual has now been implemented in RISAConnection. Read More

February 14, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Out of Plane Design Checks on Column Web Connections

RISAConnection v10 includes updates to AISC 360-16 (15th edition) including how to check the out-of-plane loading on the webs of wide flange columns. Read More