1) Improvement in general acceleration when creating/viewing a model/ when changing loads etc.
2) Solver improvement - multhithreaded solvers (all)
1) It would be great if we could identify in a 2D model type of linear support (added to panel edge).for e.g. whether it is a concrete wall or masonry wall.
Right now it's not possible.
2) Would be excellent if you could put all the add-ins from forum into ARSA
3) More advanced "Phase mode"
4) Option like: Cut panel by/to other panel
1) Differential shortening of columns in tall buildings (at least steel one's) calculation
1) Composite structures design
2) Steelwork design - more types of connections for steel elements
When we select a node by indicating its number, it is marked with a green color spot in the structure but if the structure is a little more than simlpe it's difficult for the user to see where it is... It should be marked by a different (more clear) way, for instance the node could be enclosed in a small circle in order to be visible.
A general update in push over analysis should take place.
There are several issues that must be resolved in order this type of analysis to be completed in Robot. Some of these are already posted, for instance the following links:
..and many others like the ability to set a starting case (usually containing dead and live loads) before the push over analysis e.t.c (I think that some of them are already posted as SR in Subscription Center).
Objects (panels, contours, lines, polylines, arcs circles and so on) table with coordinates of their characteristic points
Stories Tables :
1.reduced forces should be given either, by each storie, and cumulative from stories above (same as displacement). these effort to be given at the bottom of the storie.
1.Copying storie from a level to another shoud copy all element belonging to it, especially loads affected to its elements , regardless the way it was defined ( loads on contour , linear loads …)
2.indicating the value of load when draging the mouse over.
Export to RC design :
1.Names assigned manually to elements in RSA should be retrieved when exported to correspondant RC design.
2.adding preference of soil definition and optimisation pattern to be applicated to set of Foundation at once
Automatic detectin of slabs' contours and drawing them by :
one click, if distributions of loads is two ways ( same funtion exists already in CBS ).
one click + direction ( x , y or specified ) for slabs with one way distribution of loads.
at least we are sure that slabs will be connected to its contours.
It would be nice for Robot to correctly calculate the stiffness for beams that do not have the NA coincident with the slab NA. Using offsets give the problems of additional tension/compression forces that are not displayed in the moment maps and manually modifying the E for beams is a pain when there are a lot of different situations.
It will be very usefull to be able to view in the Results - Table of Sories the value of Alpha_cr coefficient (αcr) according to EC3 (chapter 5.2), in order to make the dicision if it is needed to take in to account second order effects or not.
Problem: In some cases it is desirable with different parameters for different analysis types in a structure. Examples could be:
- A structure where you want different releases in the static model than in the earthquake model
- A structure where you want different load to mass conversions for different cases
Currently, I often find myself saving different instances of a model. This means that changing geometry becomes time-consuming as each instance must be updated.
Solution: Allowing the model to branch, so that eg. one geometric model can be the parent of models with different material properties/loads/masses/analysis types.
I am asking for new type of steel parametric member. It will be very useful for steel designers which use profiles with tapered web. Practically designer will provide structure geometry from steel joint to steel joint without recalculating coordinates of internal (external) flange thickness change and web thickness change.
The new type of steel member should look like this:
It could be used for example in such type of steel frames:
As you see, this part of structure requires 10 nodes (5 joints and additional 5). With new tapered members we will input only joint coordinates, the rest of nodes will be calculated internally in Robot.
Every frame optimization (by change of web or flanges properties) will not require to calculate coordinates of a lot of nodes located between joints, additionally we will have only 4 (5) members not 9 as in sample the picture.