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Post Tensioning Design

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

Provide Post-Tensioning Design per PTI.

24 Kudos

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.



21 Kudos

Section class 4

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

design of section class 4

25 Kudos

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.

24 Kudos

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





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The idea registered to probe the users' opinion on the usability of such feature:


The possibility to assign different Young modulus of concrete for different load cases to be used during analysis

Some examples:

  • Instantaneous (live load)
  • Long term (self weight)
  • Medium (n=15)
  • Medium seismic = instantaneous/2 (Seismic EC8)


21 Kudos

Selection in New Window

Status: New Idea
by Product Support 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.





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It will be very powerfull if you can add an option in the panels or claddings definition that allow you to create a node-dependent panel or cladding.


In this way if you need to modify the structure geometry by node coordinate, you can transfer this modification automatically in the panels or in the claddings, avoiding geometry imprecision in model definition. 


It will be very powerfull in large models or in complex geometry model.

21 Kudos

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

21 Kudos

Ductile wals

Status: New Idea
by Distinguished Contributor Tuctas on ‎12-28-2012 12:43 PM

Ductile RC walls according to EN1998-1-1

2 Kudos

New Zealand Codes - Steel, Concrete, Connections, Timber

Status: New Idea
by nicknineham ‎04-17-2014 01:13 PM - edited ‎04-17-2014 01:18 PM

Please implement the design codes for New Zealand to compliment/ complete the existing code combinations (seismic etc). Especially as I believe Australian code development is being suspended with a view of adopting NZS codes (?). eg NZS1170...

12 Kudos

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!!!

20 Kudos

Wind and columns buckilng coeff

Status: New Idea
by Mentor on ‎01-01-2013 03:40 PM

Two things to be computed by the software  automatically :

wind actions for buildings base on "builing module" or "plate and shells modules".

buckling coefficient for columns , based on its connections , before send it to design module ( coeff should be sent of course ... )

6 Kudos

RC Wall

Status: New Idea
by Active Contributor PatrickSt-Louis5310 on ‎11-19-2013 09:23 AM

Hi, it's been a long time that we are waiting for team developpement to improve the abality of ARSA pro, to perform real seismic analysis of RC  Shear, for major codes design such as EC8, ACI and CSA A23.3, actually users of ARSA must search the solution by buying other tools or softwares made by other editors and unfortunatly, they are not provided the full solution for all the codes.They were an hope with Altiscad Intellishape but this company seems to be diseaper with this powerfull tools, instead of Intellishape we found that two products on which team developpment of ARSA can take some ideas to finally make this dream come to reality:

 1-Design wall Expert  made by PROEKSOFT which are perform the Design of RC Shear wall only for EC8

 2-S-Concrete of SOFTEK wich unfortunnatly are doing it only for North American Codes (ACI and CSA : A23.3)

 3- ECtools - Eurocodes Seismic Design a powerfull Greek Tool for Design and Analysis for RC et Masonry sections for EC2 and EC8 with bidirectional link only for SCIA pro Engineer and  CSI ETABS

4-ETABS 2013 which some important improvments have been made for Design and analys check have been added recently for the design and analysis for RC shear wall for various codes and various hape.

5-Ram structural system which perform RC-shear wall design and analysis for gravity, wind and seismic loads for only USA & british standards


Those improvement for the four products can be visualised by clicking in the following links :


1- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3ZcMWmfSe8

2 -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KUDJfEF5QU

3- http://www.ectools.eu/




Based on this review, I think that ARSA team Developpment will find some ideas to complete this module asap


with best regards


Patrick Saint-Louis

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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:



12 Kudos

DWG/DXF layer selection

Status: New Idea
by Mentor on ‎04-26-2013 11:01 AM

   When opening dwg or dxf files ,it should be possible to select the layers you want active as you can do when you import a dwg or dxf as background

15 Kudos

Shear Calculation Notes for RC for EC8

Status: New Idea
by Contributor tigrouis on ‎02-07-2013 02:59 AM

Robot Defines stirrup diameter and spacing...

The calculation notes for the above is not in the calculation notes. 

I like to see the calculation of shear in the calculation notes

16 Kudos

Dispaying steel design results?

Status: New Idea
by Valued Contributor ZHUKOV_ING on ‎01-02-2013 12:31 PM

It wold be nice if we can display steel design results along the element like a diagram (e.q diagram for normal stresses or diagram for bending moments) not only the design result for the maximum cross section!!!

15 Kudos

Drawing Slabs

Status: New Idea
by Mentor on ‎01-08-2013 12:17 AM

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.

14 Kudos

any users thin walled section

Status: New Idea
by Valued Contributor aruser on ‎01-28-2013 02:41 AM

There is a big weakness in the software  wiht this topic.

It would be really useful if the user could "draw" any thin walled secction shape in the "section definition" module and after this secction is correctly checked (class 4, effective properties etc.)

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