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igos

General Perfomance

Status: New Idea
by Active Contributor igos on ‎02-23-2013 10:27 AM

Working on my last project (it's an concrete structure, about 150 000 nodes and 170 000 FE-s) I was extremely annoyed by Robot Str 2013 general performance. For example, changing an load value is operation with time consumption not less that half of minute  on quite modern hardware (core i7 etc.). Changing values in tables is not much quicker...

 

I understand that you can recommend to use diaphagms instead shell etc, but in general - performance of Robot is not the best one, I can say the worst one. Now it is 2013 year and yes, sometimes we have to analyse and calculate models with more than 3 bars...

 

Here I do not speak of calculating time, meshing time - it's only problem of general performance, for example, changing load values in large scale models. So, my Idea is to optimize code (I'm fully understand that it can take a lot of time) to make Robot works much quicker. 

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Update and keep panel/cladding elements connected when nodal coordinates are modified

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Improved table editing in Robot

Status: New Idea
by espen.ruud on ‎02-11-2013 05:37 AM

Problem: The table editing tools in Robot are slow and have poor functionality. Usually it is better to copy the table to Excel and edit it there, but this can cause trouble (example: planar loads on contour becoming planar loads in my experience). Besides, for small changes this should not be neccessary.

 

Solution: Advanced table editing module or two way link to excel for all tables. Allows quick editing of tables, making changes to the model only when the user clicks apply.

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tony.ridley

Revit link - results

Status: New Idea
by Valued Mentor on ‎01-07-2013 04:53 AM

1. Send colour maps for panels to Revit 

2. Send internal forces for beams or nodes to revit for documentation

 

24 Kudos

Node selection

Status: New Idea
by Distinguished Contributor Tuctas ‎02-16-2013 10:51 AM - edited ‎02-16-2013 10:53 AM

  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. 

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When running non-linear analysis, different combinations should be computed simultaneously in separate threads. This would make such calculation almost an order of magnitude faster.

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Push over

Status: New Idea
by Distinguished Contributor Tuctas on ‎12-29-2012 10:35 AM

  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:

 

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Autodesk-Robot-Structural/Capacity-curve/td-p/3651586

 

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Autodesk-Robot-Structural/Frustrating-plastic-hinges/m-p/3649112/highl...

 

..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).

 

 

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It would be very useful to implement RC design of typical pile caps and circular spread footings (including footings with variable thickness).

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Couple of useful ideas

Status: New Idea
by Active Contributor aprule16 on ‎06-25-2013 08:54 AM

1. Reinforcement drawings for inclined elements 

2. Punching for inclined elements

3. Wall opening reinforcement (RC wall module)

4. RC module for Corbel elements (brackets)

5. More steel connections ...

Keep it up, you're best!!!

12 Kudos

Post Tensioning Design

Status: New Idea
by Active Contributor dcooper on ‎06-22-2013 08:20 AM

Provide Post-Tensioning Design per PTI.

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It's bad that Robot doesn't have an option to display diagram of requred shear reinforcement area (stirrups) in RC beams and columns.

Now, it's just able to show stirrup spacing as a diagram.

 

As an addition to following post:

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Robot-Structural-Analysis/Results-diagrams-display-of-required-stirrup...

 

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Section class 4

Status: New Idea
by Valued Contributor ZHUKOV_ING on ‎02-25-2013 12:05 PM

design of section class 4

21 Kudos

Selection in New Window

Status: New Idea
by Product Support Rafal.Gaweda on ‎01-02-2013 12:50 AM

Once we are in a new window e.g. with  Panels-all selected + Edit new window

displays only panels from the file.

 

I find very useful if it be possible to select only between the displayed elements by clicking on the "structural axis"

 

Actually if an axis is selected, (in the New Window) all the elements and nodes (from the file belonging to this axis) are selected regardless if those are "absent" or not.

If the selection is only of the displayed elements, those elements can be handled easily.

 

Additionally:

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Autodesk-Robot-Structural/WishList-Selection/m-p/3622134#M7556

 

20 Kudos
mikibierzo1973

More parametric profiles

Status: New Idea
by Contributor mikibierzo1973 on ‎01-16-2013 02:02 AM

 

More parametric profiles in the database.
Profiles Z, C, Omega, Sigma, (cold-formed profiles) ..

Composite profiles (parametric) IPE+UPN for beam road crane.

 

Thanks

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Objects (panels, contours, lines, polylines, arcs circles and so on) table with coordinates of their characteristic points

 

Reference:

 

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Autodesk-Robot-Structural/VBA-Excel-macro-for-any-object-geometry-modi...

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As for now after each collecting of phases it is necessary to re-define all combinations of load cases from different phases.

In most of cases repetition of collecting of phases is resulting from some modifications in single phases and necessity to re-calculate the model after it. After such modifications the new collecting is done for precisely the same list of phases.

 

In such case implementation of the update of collected phase (instead of generation of the new one) would simplify necessary users' action and result in very simple way to preserve in collected phase already defined combinations of load cases from different phases.

 

It is the feature which would significantly improve the usability of phase structures in modeling of sequential construction.

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Developp a plugin to import and refresh Rhino model made from the Grasshopper component.

It allows complex parametric design with a minimum of code and it tends to be quite popular amoung the design community. It can be also used for formfindding problem etc ...

Please see : http://www.grasshopper3d.com/ and http://geometrygym.blogspot.fr/ and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAuH6Nu63nA

 

Some project are currently under developpement and I think Autodesk team shall be part of it or open a project like Octopus on that.

 

 

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faisal.aaouatif

geometry and interoperability

Status: New Idea
by Mentor on ‎12-28-2012 01:07 PM

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.

 

Loads :

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

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