It would be very useful to implement RC design of typical pile caps and circular spread footings (including footings with variable thickness).
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.
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.
Objects (panels, contours, lines, polylines, arcs circles and so on) table with coordinates of their characteristic points
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.
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
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!!!
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:
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 ... )
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 :
Based on this review, I think that ARSA team Developpment will find some ideas to complete this module asap
with best regards
Few are the softwares, if not one or two, that computes the shortening and differentiel shortening of vertical elements. This issue is mainly encountered in high rise buildings (greater than 25 floors: concrete or steel structures) where a large core is povided at center and columns at periphery of tower or when a building is constituted of a tower over a podium of larger footprint with no expansion joints.
The elastic shortening and corresponding forces computed from elastic analysis are not the ones encountered in reality and are always overestimated and can lead to conflicts with third party reviewers.
Instead engineer should compute the instantaneous shortening, shortening due to creep and shrinkage with around 20 parameters to account for.
For reference refer to ACI209R and Column shortening in tall structures – prediction and compensation” by Mark Fintel, S.K.Ghosh & Hal Lyengar.
It would be interesting if Autodesk includes a tool to compute these deformations in the futur versions.
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.
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.)