New Updates to Steel Joists in RISAFloor
February 15, 2022

New Updates to Steel Joists in RISAFloor

As a floor-by-floor design software, RISAFloor includes robust features for the design of steel joists, including standard joists, long-span joists and composite joists. Version 16 of RISAFloor now includes design according to the latest specification (SJI 45th Edition) as well as expanded...

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Design of Back-to-Back Hot Rolled Channels in RISA
February 15, 2022

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

Engineers choose RISA-3D and RISAFloor for the design of all types of steel structures. As a result, we are constantly improving the software and its acceptance of various types of design elements and materials. The latest improvement includes back-to-back hot rolled steel channels which are now...

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Design of CFS Face-to-Face Channels & Tube Shapes in RISAFloor
February 14, 2022

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. The Shape Selection dialog will allow you to select CS or CU Shapes with the added designation “F-to-F” for built up shapes. Tubes may be selected as an Explicit Shape.

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Equivalent Uniform Load Method in Steel Joist Design under…
May 5, 2021

Equivalent Uniform Load Method in Steel Joist Design under…

When a steel joist has special loading that requires extra consideration, the most economical solution may be to use a standard joist that is capable of resisting the non-standard or special loading. When this type of design arises, RISAFloor will add an (SP) extension to the joist designation in...

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What’s New with RISA and Windows Updates?
April 14, 2021

What’s New with RISA and Windows Updates?

RISA software is staying current with all the Windows updates in order to bring you the best quality that Windows recommends. Unfortunately, that means it will require a little extra time during installation and your computer could require a reboot more than once. The current versions of RISA...

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Video: Understanding Deck Types and Area Loads in RISAFloor
March 17, 2021

Video: Understanding Deck Types and Area Loads in RISAFloor

Occasionally buildings will have different types of decks as well as varying area loads within the same floor plan. One example of this is a floor plan with a partial roof. In this video, we will demonstrate how to consider this scenario in RISAFloor.

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Video: Using a DXF Underlay to Create Geometry in RISAFloor
March 3, 2021

Video: Using a DXF Underlay to Create Geometry in RISAFloor

Oftentimes the architecture of a building does not follow a simple rectangular nor radial grid. A quick and easy way to handle these scenarios within RISAFloor is to import the building geometry or grid system as a DXF underlay.

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Video: Using Various Diaphragm Types in RISAFloor
February 26, 2021

Video: Using Various Diaphragm Types in RISAFloor

RISAFloor supports the three fundamental types of diaphragms used in structural analysis: rigid, semi-rigid and flexible. Watch this video to learn how to consider each of these diaphragm types within the same model and same floor plan.

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Video: Applying Tapered Area Loads in RISAFloor
February 24, 2021

Video: Applying Tapered Area Loads in RISAFloor

RISAFloor enables you to consider the loads imposed on your structure due to the drifting effects of snow. Tapered area loads in RISAFloor are ideal for modeling this surcharge load due to snow drifting since the loading is approximated by a triangle.

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