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Nov 21, 2022 | Tips & Tricks

Efficient Design of Tendons with the Support Line Span Optimizer

ADAPT-Builder v22 includes a new Support Line Span Optimizer that allows users to optimize tendons within a support line span based on stress, pre-compression, and balanced loading percentages. Read More

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November 21, 2022 | Tips & Tricks

Efficient Design of Tendons with the Support Line Span Optimizer

ADAPT-Builder v22 includes a new Support Line Span Optimizer that allows users to optimize tendons within a support line span based on stress, pre-compression, and balanced loading percentages. Read More

November 21, 2022 | Tips & Tricks

Model & Analyze Post-Tensioned Elements in Ramps

ADAPT-Builder provides the user with the ability to add post-tensioning to ramps modeled within the program. Read More

November 21, 2022 | Tips & Tricks

Detailed Calculation Report for Minimum Required Reinforcement

Users can now generate an detailed Excel spreadsheet showing a summary of the design section properties, reinforcement, and moment demand/capacity for minimum required reinforcement. Read More

November 21, 2022 | Tips & Tricks

Consideration of Drop Caps and Drop Panels for Punching Shear Design

ADAPT-Builder v22 now includes the ability to model a Drop Cap and a Drop Panel at the same support with punching shear checks performed at the critical sections for each. Read More

November 04, 2022 | Tips & Tricks

New Features in RISA-3D v20.0.4 now Available!

The recent release of RISA-3D includes element data availability when hovering, utilizing find/select in the warning log as well as the incorporation of wood diaphragms in the detailed report. Read More

November 04, 2022 | Tips & Tricks

Web Opening Design for Steel & Composite Steel Beams

RISAFloor now includes the ability to design web openings (with and without reinforcement) for steel and composite steel beams according to the AISC design code. Read More

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November 21, 2022 | Tips & Tricks

Efficient Design of Tendons with the Support Line Span Optimizer

ADAPT-Builder v22 includes a new Support Line Span Optimizer that allows users to optimize tendons within a support line span based on stress, pre-compression, and balanced loading percentages. Read More

November 21, 2022 | Tips & Tricks

Model & Analyze Post-Tensioned Elements in Ramps

ADAPT-Builder provides the user with the ability to add post-tensioning to ramps modeled within the program. Read More

November 21, 2022 | Tips & Tricks

Detailed Calculation Report for Minimum Required Reinforcement

Users can now generate an detailed Excel spreadsheet showing a summary of the design section properties, reinforcement, and moment demand/capacity for minimum required reinforcement. Read More

November 21, 2022 | Tips & Tricks

Consideration of Drop Caps and Drop Panels for Punching Shear Design

ADAPT-Builder v22 now includes the ability to model a Drop Cap and a Drop Panel at the same support with punching shear checks performed at the critical sections for each. Read More

November 04, 2022 | Tips & Tricks

New Features in RISA-3D v20.0.4 now Available!

The recent release of RISA-3D includes element data availability when hovering, utilizing find/select in the warning log as well as the incorporation of wood diaphragms in the detailed report. Read More

November 04, 2022 | Tips & Tricks

Web Opening Design for Steel & Composite Steel Beams

RISAFloor now includes the ability to design web openings (with and without reinforcement) for steel and composite steel beams according to the AISC design code. Read More

November 04, 2022 | Tips & Tricks

Welded Wire Reinforcement in RISAFloor ES and RISAFoundation

RISAFloor ES and RISAFoundation now include the ability to assign and design concrete elevated slab and foundation elements with welded wire reinforcement. Read More

October 19, 2022 | Tips & Tricks

How to add/upgrade products to a RISA Key

Learn how to add/upgrade products to existing RISA standalone or network keys. Read More

October 13, 2022 | Tips & Tricks

ADAPT-PT/RC Version 22.0 is now available!

The latest release of ADAPT-PT/RC now includes consideration of drop caps panels for punching (two-way) shear design, user limited DCR, and the minimum rail length specified in ACI-318. Read More

September 07, 2022 | Tips & Tricks

RISA-Revit 2023 Link Now Available

RISA is pleased to announce the release of the latest RISA-Revit Link which is compatible with Revit 2023. Read More

August 17, 2022 | Tips & Tricks

AISC 341-16 & AISC 358-16 now included in RISAConnection

The AISC 341-16 and AISC 358-16 Edition changes have been implemented into RISAConnection v13. Read More

August 15, 2022 | Tips & Tricks

Seismic Load Generator in RISACalc

Learn how to generate seismic loads on buildings and non-structural components according to ASCE 7 using RISACalc. Read More

June 16, 2022 | Tips & Tricks

Wall Footing Design in RISACalc

Learn how to load and design individual concrete and masonry wall footings in RISACalc. Read More

June 16, 2022 | Tips & Tricks

Spread Footing Design in RISACalc

Learn how to load and design individual concrete spread footings in RISACalc. Read More

June 03, 2022 | Tips & Tricks

Match Properties in RISA-3D

RISA-3D now includes the ability to "match properties" between members. Read More

June 03, 2022 | Tips & Tricks

Integration between RISA-3D and SDS2

Version 20.0.2 allows users to integrate models between RISA-3D and SDS2, including model geometry, members sizes and end reactions. Read More

June 01, 2022 | Tips & Tricks

NEW RELEASE: ADAPT-Builder Version 21.0.1 now Available!

ADAPT-Builder Version 21.0.1 is now available and includes integration with RISA-3D, colorization of loading as well as other new features. Read More

May 24, 2022 | Tips & Tricks

Integration between RISA-3D & ADAPT-Builder for Podium Buildings

ADAPT-Builder v21.0.1 includes the option to import reactions from a RISA-3D model making the design of podium buildings seamless. Read More

May 24, 2022 | Tips & Tricks

Ability to Colorize Loads in ADAPT-Builder

ADAPT-Builder v21.0.1 includes an improvement to the Colorize Grid such that it now allows for the coloring of loads. Read More

May 24, 2022 | Tips & Tricks

User Defined Maximum DCR in ADAPT-Builder

ADAPT-Builder v21.0.1 includes the option to apply a user defined Maximum Demand/Capacity Ratio to design flexural reinforcement at a design section. Read More

May 16, 2022 | Tips & Tricks

Retaining Wall Design in RISACalc

Learn how to load and design individual masonry and concrete retaining walls in RISACalc. Read More

March 14, 2022 | Tips & Tricks

Viewing Connection Details and Defaults in RISAConnection

RISAConnection Version 13 now includes new improvements for reviewing the details and defaults of connections. Read More

March 14, 2022 | Tips & Tricks

Vertical Diagonal Brace Extended Shear Tab Connections in RISAConnection

RISAConnection Version 13 now includes the ability to define vertical diagonal brace extended shear tab connections both with and without the use of gusset plates. Read More

February 15, 2022 | Tips & Tricks

Canadian Concrete (CSA A23) Wall Panel Design in RISA

The design of concrete wall panels according to CSA A23 is now incorporated in RISA-3D v20 and RISAFloor v16. Read More

February 15, 2022 | Tips & Tricks

Seismic Design of Masonry Walls (TMS 402-16) in RISA-3D

RISA-3D now includes the ability to incorporate seismic design parameters of TMS 402-16 for masonry walls. Read More

February 15, 2022 | Tips & Tricks

Design of Back-to-Back Hot Rolled Channels in RISA

The design of back-to-back hot rolled steel channels is now available in RISA-3D v20 and RISAFloor v16. Read More

February 15, 2022 | Tips & Tricks

P-Delta Analysis using Geometric Nonlinear Stiffness in RISA-3D

RISA-3D Version 20 now includes the Geometric Nonlinear Stiffness method for P-Delta analysis. Read More

February 15, 2022 | Tips & Tricks

Hanger Columns now available in RISAFloor

The latest release of RISAFloor Version 16 includes the ability to modeling, analyze and design hanger columns for use in mezzanine construction. Read More

February 15, 2022 | Tips & Tricks

Enhanced Rotation Tools in RISA-3D

RISA-3D Version 20 includes enhanced rotation tools which allow the user to better control their view of the structure. Read More

February 15, 2022 | Tips & Tricks

New Updates to Steel Joists in RISAFloor

RISAFloor Version 16 now includes steel joist design according to the SJI 45th Edition in addition to the expanded LH-series joist design tables found in the specification. Read More

February 15, 2022 | Tips & Tricks

Design of WT and LL members in RISAFloor

RISAFloor v16 now allows engineers to analyze and design hot rolled steel WT and LL shapes. Read More

February 15, 2022 | Tips & Tricks

Customizing the RISA-3D View Toolbar

RISA-3D Version 20 now includes the ability to customize the view toolbar in a variety of ways, giving users more control over the interface and quicker access to the features they use most often. Read More

February 15, 2022 | Tips & Tricks

Improved Modeling of Wall Footing Corners in RISAFoundation

The new Smart Corners feature in RISAFoundation Version 14 allows for the ability to draw continuous footings without causing overlapping slabs at the corner. Read More

February 15, 2022 | Tips & Tricks

Design of Single Piles in RISAFoundation

RISAFoundation Version 14 now includes the ability for users to model and design individual piles without pile caps or slabs. Read More

February 15, 2022 | Tips & Tricks

Easily view specific data using Viewer Mode in RISA-3D

RISA-3D Version 20 now includes Viewer Mode to quickly show element information only for selected elements Read More

February 15, 2022 | Tips & Tricks

New Tools for Modification of Slabs in RISAFoundation

RISAFoundation Version 14 includes new and improved tools for the modification of slab edges, openings and thickness. Read More

February 15, 2022 | Tips & Tricks

New Tools for Modification of Elevated Slabs in RISAFloor ES

RISAFloor Version 16 includes new and improved tools for the modification of openings, slab regions and thickness. Read More

February 14, 2022 | Tips & Tricks

Design of CFS Face-to-Face Channels & Tube Shapes in RISAFloor

RISAFloor Version 16 now includes the analysis and design of CFS face-to-face channels and tube shapes. Read More

December 21, 2021 | Tips & Tricks

Why does my slab deflection increase using ACI 318-19?

Recent changes to the ACI 318-19 code provide an updated calculation for the effective moment of inertia in concrete slabs, which leads to increased slab deflection. Read More

December 17, 2021 | Tips & Tricks

Smart Tools for Tendon Entry and Modification in ADAPT-Builder

ADAPT-Builder v21 now includes new Smart Tools for tendon modeling that allow for more efficient modeling and modification of tendons. Read More

December 17, 2021 | Tips & Tricks

Automatic Calculation of Long-Term Load Factors in ADAPT-Builder

ADAPT-Builder v21 now includes the option to have the program automatically calculate long-term load factors using two different methodologies, the detailed calculations and ACI multiplier method. Read More

December 17, 2021 | Tips & Tricks

Load Combination Generator in ADAPT-Builder

ADAPT-Builder v21 now includes the Load Combination Generator, which gives user the ability to automatically generate code compliant load combinations, including specific provisions from ASCE 7. Read More

November 24, 2021 | Tips & Tricks

Defining Connections: Beam and Column Splices Connections

Learn how to correctly define Beam to Beam and Column to Column Splice Connections in RISA-3D so that they can be properly designed using RISAConnection. Read More

November 17, 2021 | Tips & Tricks

ADAPT-PT/RC Version 21.0 is now available!

The latest release of ADAPT-PT/RC now includes Australian design codes, the ability to report defined base shear reinforcement and the option to include openings when evaluating punching shear. Read More

October 13, 2021 | Tips & Tricks

Defining Connections: Column to Beam Connections

Learn how to correctly define Column to Beams Connections in RISA-3D so that they can be properly designed using RISAConnection. Read More

September 29, 2021 | Tips & Tricks

Creating Custom Load Combinations (VIDEO)

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

September 07, 2021 | Tips & Tricks

How to Define Steel Connections in RISAFloor & RISA-3D

Understanding how to properly define connections in RISAFloor & RISA-3D is essential to a successful connection design workflow. Read More

September 07, 2021 | Tips & Tricks

Defining Connections: Beam to Girder Connections

Learn how to correctly define Beam to Girder Connections in RISA-3D so that they can be properly designed using RISAConnection. Read More

August 03, 2021 | Tips & Tricks

Cold-Formed Steel Walls included in RISA-Revit Link 2022

The latest release of the RISA-Revit Link now includes support for Autodesk Revit 2022 as well as the ability in import/export cold-formed steel wall panels. Read More

July 02, 2021 | Tips & Tricks

Improved Functionality in ADAPT-Builder v20.0.1

ADAPT-Builder v20.0.1 includes improvements to model input, colorization and result display. Read More