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Mar 26, 2021 | Tips & Tricks

Capacity Limited Design in RISA-3D

With the release of RISA-3D v19.0.2, you can now design special concentrically braced frames (SCBF) as well as buckling restrained braced frames (BRBF) according to the capacity-limited design. Read More

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March 17, 2021 | Tips & Tricks

Video: Understanding Deck Types and Area Loads in RISAFloor

In this video, learn how to apply various deck types within the same floor diaphragm using RISAFloor. Read More

March 12, 2021 | Tips & Tricks

ADAPT-PT/RC Version 20.0 is now available!

ADAPT-PT/RC Version 20.0 is now available and includes updates including the latest ACI 318 design code. Read More

March 10, 2021 | Tips & Tricks

Composite Steel Beam Design in RISACalc

RISACalc now offers composite steel beam design per the AISC and CSA steel design codes. Read More

March 04, 2021 | Tips & Tricks

Video: Composite Steel Beam Design in RISACalc

RISACalc now includes the ability to design composite steel beams according to AISC and CSA design codes. Read More

March 03, 2021 | Tips & Tricks

Video: Using a DXF Underlay to Create Geometry in RISAFloor

Learn how to easily import a dxf underlay in RISAFloor to create complex floor geometry. Read More

February 26, 2021 | Tips & Tricks

Video: Using Various Diaphragm Types in RISAFloor

Watch this video to learn how to use various diaphragm types in the same RISAFloor model. Read More

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March 17, 2021 | Tips & Tricks

Video: Understanding Deck Types and Area Loads in RISAFloor

In this video, learn how to apply various deck types within the same floor diaphragm using RISAFloor. Read More

March 12, 2021 | Tips & Tricks

ADAPT-PT/RC Version 20.0 is now available!

ADAPT-PT/RC Version 20.0 is now available and includes updates including the latest ACI 318 design code. Read More

March 10, 2021 | Tips & Tricks

Composite Steel Beam Design in RISACalc

RISACalc now offers composite steel beam design per the AISC and CSA steel design codes. Read More

March 04, 2021 | Tips & Tricks

Video: Composite Steel Beam Design in RISACalc

RISACalc now includes the ability to design composite steel beams according to AISC and CSA design codes. Read More

March 03, 2021 | Tips & Tricks

Video: Using a DXF Underlay to Create Geometry in RISAFloor

Learn how to easily import a dxf underlay in RISAFloor to create complex floor geometry. Read More

February 26, 2021 | Tips & Tricks

Video: Using Various Diaphragm Types in RISAFloor

Watch this video to learn how to use various diaphragm types in the same RISAFloor model. Read More

February 24, 2021 | Tips & Tricks

Video: Applying Tapered Area Loads in RISAFloor

In this video, learn how to use tapered area loads in RISAFloor to evaluate the effects of roof snow drift. Read More

February 04, 2021 | Tips & Tricks

WEBINAR: ACI 318-19 Code Updates in RISA & ADAPT

Join Spencer Lee and Gary Yang as they discuss the recent updates to ACI 318-19 and how these changes have been implemented in both RISA and ADAPT products. Read More

January 22, 2021 | Tips & Tricks

WEBINAR: ADAPT-Builder: The Only PT Design Software You'll Need

Register today for our webinar on Thursday January 28th focused on how ADAPT-Builder is used by engineers all over the world for a variety of post-tensioned projects. Read More

January 05, 2021 | Tips & Tricks

Utilizing Virtual Network Servers with RISA

Learn how to utilize a virtual network server with RISA licensing. Read More

January 01, 2021 | Tips & Tricks

Updates to ACI Concrete Code in ADAPT-Builder

ADAPT-Builder v20 has been updated to ensure that users can take advantage of designs conforming to the latest ACI 318-19 design standard. Read More

January 01, 2021 | Tips & Tricks

Updates to Compile Report Settings in ADAPT-Builder

ADAPT-Builder 2020 includes new enhancements to the compile report settings allowing users to move quickly and easily create detailed reports. Read More

January 01, 2021 | Tips & Tricks

Quickly Evaluate Graphical One-Way Shear Results in ADAPT-Builder

ADAPT-Builder 2020 includes new graphical output for the review of one-way shear results. Read More

January 01, 2021 | Tips & Tricks

Rapid Generation of Column and Middle Strips in ADAPT-Builder

ADAPT-Builder 2020 now includes the ability to rapidly generate column and middle strips in concrete slabs. Read More

January 01, 2021 | Tips & Tricks

Increased Visibility through Colorization in ADAPT-Builder

ADAPT-Builder now includes a new Colorization option that can be used to visually inspect the model components by property. Read More

January 01, 2021 | Tips & Tricks

Increased Efficiency of Selection with Property Grid in ADAPT-Builder

ADAPT-Builder 2020 includes a new property grid that facilities user selection and member modification. Read More

January 01, 2021 | Tips & Tricks

Consideration of Openings for Punching Shear of Two-Way Slabs in ADAPT-Builder

ADAPT-Builder 2020 now includes enhancements in how openings are treated near columns and walls that are checked for punching shear. Read More

January 01, 2021 | Tips & Tricks

User Defined Modulus of Rupture in ADAPT-Builder

ADAPT-Builder 2020 now includes the ability for a user defined value for concrete modulus of rupture. Read More

December 15, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

WEBINAR: Design of Cold-Formed Steel Buildings in RISA

Register for our December 22, 2020 webinar to learn more about cold-formed steel building design in RISA. Read More

December 11, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

Accidental Torsion for Semi-Rigid Diaphragms in RISAFloor

The latest releases of RISAFloor (Version 15.0.1) and RISA-3D (Version 19.0.1) include consideration for accidental torsion and eccentric loading for semi-rigid diaphragms. Read More

November 24, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

Moment Capacity of Slabs with Base Reinforcement

In this video, the calculated moment capacity of a slab with base reinforcement, as well as the cover requirements for base reinforcement are reviewed. Read More

October 30, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

Composite Steel Joists in RISAFloor

RISAFloor now includes design with CJ-Series composite steel joists according to SJI 200-2015, including the design of top/bottom chords, bridging, joist seat depth as well as headed studs. Read More

October 30, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

Orthotropic Plates in RISA-3D

RISA-3D Version 19 now includes the ability to define the plate methodology of a material as orthotropic which can be useful when defining metal decks, cross-laminated timber or ribbed slabs. Read More

October 30, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

AISC 341-16 & AISC 358-16 now included in RISA-3D

The AISC 341-16 and AISC 358-16 Edition changes have been implemented into RISA-3D v19. Read More

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

October 30, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

Inclusion of RSA Results in RISAFoundation

RISAFoundation now includes the ability to transfer Response Spectra Analysis reactions from RISA-3D. Read More

October 30, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

Exclude Results based on Selection in RISAFloor and RISAFoundation

RISAFloor and RISAFoundation now includes the ability to exclude results by selection. Read More

October 30, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

Design of Back-to-Back CFS profiles now in RISAFloor

RISAFloor v15 now includes the ability to specify, analyze and design both back-to-back (B2B) and face-to-face (F2F) cold-formed profiles made from CU or CS shapes as shown below. Read More

October 30, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

Simpson Strong-Tie®Yield-Link® Moment Connection Available in RISA-3D

The release of RISA-3D Version 19 includes the introduction of Yield-Link® Moment Connections, developed in conjunction with Simpson Strong-Tie®. Read More

October 30, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

Expanded Load Categories in RISA-3D and RISAFoundation

New to RISA-3D v19 and RISAFoundation v13 is the ability to apply up to 100 "Other Load" Categories. Previously users only had the ability to add up to 10 "Other Load" Categories. Read More

October 30, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

Improvements to Solid Elements in RISA-3D

A number of improvements have been made to solid elements in RISA-3D v19 allowing users enhanced flexibility in viewing input data as well as evaluating results associated with solid elements. Read More

October 30, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

Scaling Factor for Basic Load Cases

The ability to apply a scaling factor to an entire Basic Load Case is now available in RISA-3D v19. Scaling factors give the user flexibility and freedom to manipulate loading conditions in a model. Read More

October 30, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

Concrete Design according to ACI 318-19 Now Available

The new ACI 318-19 concrete code has been implemented into RISA-3D v19, RISAFloor v15, RISAFoundation v13 and RISA-2D v19. Read More

October 30, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

Seismic Factors in RISAFoundation Load Combination Generator

Seismic factors, including Omega, Rho and Ev, can now be included in automatically generated Load Combinations in RISAFoundation v13. Read More

October 29, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

Updated Shear Contribution for Concrete (Vc) per ACI 318-19

The new ACI 318-19 code has been implemented into RISA-3D v19, RISAFloor v15, and RISAFoundation v13. One of the biggest changes to the code is the shear contribution provided by the concrete, Vc. Read More

October 29, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

Interaction of Shear Forces Acting Along Orthogonal Axes in Concrete

The latest releases of RISA-3D, RISAFoundation and RISAFloor have incorporated the interaction of shear forces acting along orthogonal axes per ACI 318-19 equation 22.5.1.11. Read More

October 15, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

How to direct your local PC to the Network license?

Customers who utilize network licensing can easily point their local PC to RISA network licenses using the RISA Customer Portal. Read More

October 15, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

LIVE ONLINE TRAINING: Introducing the RISA-3D Quick Start Course

The Quick Start Course is a 4-hour introduction to the basic features of RISA-3D that utilizes expert instruction and example models to expand the understanding of the software for new users. Read More

October 01, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

Designing Pultruded FRP Structures Using RISA-3D and PulCalc

RISA-3D in conjunction with PulCalc can be used to analyze and design FRP structures. Read More

September 29, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

Video: Efficient Design of RC and PT Elements in ADAPT-PT/RC

Learn how ADAPT-PT/RC uses a straightforward model input and definition process to efficiently analyze and design a variety of reinforced concrete and post-tensioned concrete beams and slabs. Read More

September 22, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

Troubleshooting Mesh Failures Using Component Representatives within ADAPT-Builder

Learn how to use Component Representatives in ADAPT-Builder to troubleshoot slab mesh failures. Read More

September 18, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

Video: Custom Anchor Bolt Layouts in Column Base Plates

RISAConnection v12 now includes the ability for engineers to create and analyze custom anchor bolt layouts from scratch or using predefined templates. Read More

September 15, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

CD Factor for Wood Hold-Downs

Learn about the CD factor included in the hold-down database and how it is used in the design of wood wall panels. Read More

September 10, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

Understanding Node Reactions for Wall Panels

Learn how to understand the node reaction results for wall panels. Read More

September 03, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

Precompression in Two-Way Post-Tensioned Slabs

Learn how precompression is a critical serviceability requirement in ACI318 for the design of two-way post-tensioned slabs. Read More

August 27, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

VIDEO: Creating Custom Shapes in RISA-3D

RISA-3D together with RISASection allows engineers to create, analyze and design with custom steel and concrete shapes. Read More

August 19, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks for Modeling in ADAPT-Builder

Learn how to effortlessly create complex concrete structures in ADAPT-Builder using a variety of modeling tips & tricks. Read More

August 19, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

Steel Joist Design now Available in RISACalc

RISACalc now offers steel joist design per the SJI 42nd, 43rd, and 44th Editions. Read More

August 18, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

Determining Masonry Wall Compression Block Depth Value "a"

Learn and understand the specifics of how RISA-3D determines the depth of the compression block value of "a" for a masonry wall to resist in-plane shear. Read More

August 12, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

WEBINAR: Basics of Dynamics Analysis in RISA-3D

Join us on August 25th for our webinar, Multi-Story Post-Tensioned Building Design using ADAPT-Builder. Read More