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User manual - tutorials

Status: New Idea
by Distinguished Contributor dimogrec on ‎01-09-2013 07:06 AM

I would be very useful to see a more detailed user manual with some complete step by step tutorials (especially RC buildings) as mentioned here


Also more verification manuals would be helpful.

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Since 1 december 2011 steel code SNiP II-23-81 not used in Ukraine.

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New Ukrainian RC code DBN B.2.6-98:2009 based on Eurocode 2.

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new canadian code

Status: New Idea
by majorquen12 on ‎10-15-2014 09:08 AM

Add DAM with canadian code

Add Canadian code to connection

70 Kudos

Merging two bars into one bar

Status: New Idea
by Product Support on ‎11-16-2012 03:14 AM

option for merging two bars into one bar

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The module generates the loads incorrectly if the panels that are not parallel to the global coordinate system! Map pressure is valid but final loads generated on panels are wrong - have a much underestimated values. It wuld be nice to fixed the problem in new service pack.

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Ribbon menu

Status: New Idea
by Product Support on ‎11-16-2012 06:01 AM

implement ribbon menu

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Complete GUI Overhaul

Status: New Idea
by alphabravo2970 on ‎06-27-2013 02:50 PM

I have been looking at Robot for several years now. I tried the demo in 2011 and 2012. I am a long-time user of Autodesk products (Civil 3D, Architecture, ADR) and I am attracted by Robot because it is an Autodesk product now. 


Each time I look at Robot I get the impression that not much is happening in development and that Robot is neglected by Autodesk. There are no updated manuals or tutorials or support or training seminars and the GUI has no relation to other Autodesk products and does not have the quality feel of Architecture.


Autodesk has a huge opportunity to take the lead among the likes of RISA, Ram, S-Frame, and SAP2000 with a comprehensive user friendly structural design/analysis package that integrates seamlessly with Revit and Autocad. For my part I am looking for some leadership and innovation and committment from Autodesk to this venture.  

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Young Modulus Reduction

Status: New Idea
by Employee on ‎11-15-2012 02:22 PM

For some calculations sometimes we need to take into account different Young modulus depending of the nature of load cases. This is expected for a single model, to avoid duplication of model data. We see such requirements in Eurocode and also AISC codes.

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Status: New Idea
by *Expert Elite* on ‎07-04-2014 04:57 AM
Hi everyone,<br><br>It could be absolutely powerful if will be added the option to optimize each bar in the code check, as happened in SAP, in this way the user can define a family of cross section and each bar can be searched in this family. After the first optimization run it is possible to group some member into a "SAME-CROSS-SECTION" family and go on with the optimization and the checking of all the bars.<br><br>Greerings
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Brick Wall generator

Status: New Idea
by jk on ‎11-16-2012 03:47 AM

Function wich automaticly made brick wall ( plate with material, stiffness etc) from  contour

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Composite members steel and concrete-EC4

Status: New Idea
by Distinguished Contributor Tuctas on ‎02-10-2013 11:20 PM

  It is strongly needed to have a module for design of composite steel and concrete members according to EC4.

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Steel connections

Status: New Idea
by Distinguished Contributor Tuctas on ‎12-28-2012 12:42 PM

Splice connection between steel members. Also it would be very
useful the designer to have the information of the weight of the steel

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General Perfomance

Status: New Idea
by Valued 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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fix section builder

Status: New Idea
by Valued Mentor on ‎01-13-2014 07:23 PM

The section builder tool is very good, although there are some problems. 


  1. the naming convention is USELESS.  only being able to give a 4 letter description is very limiting.
  2. not being able to save a new profile as a concrete beam is limiting.  the section definition only allows reduction of moment of inertia for steel sections, and any user defined section can only be used as a "steel" section.
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Dealing with bigger models

Status: New Idea
by Valued Contributor mgaafar on ‎07-26-2014 11:46 AM

Hi, So I noticed that as the model gets bigger in size due to big number of elements the model tends to be slower and slower to manage. at this point, and editing in the model will consume lots of time.

I think this happens because RSA saves all the information in one file and as the user edit the model, RSA saves the information in its location in the file and by the time RSA finds the location in the file and edit the code and regenerate that takes a significant time in some cases..

any file has total number of node more than 20,000 things start to get slower and slower.

I hope the programmers can find an algorithm or a way to speed up working with large files. (may be by splitting iinput file into different files or something similar).


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Overstrength factor for capacity design Eurocode 8

Status: New Idea
by Product Support ‎04-23-2014 09:20 AM - edited ‎04-23-2014 09:21 AM

Eurocode 8 define an Overstrength factor that should be considered for elements design.
The consequence of this factor consideration, is described for instance in the following articles:
6.2.3,,,, 6.3.2 and 7.3.2 (more other articles may exists).





42 Kudos

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

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Provided reinforcement maps, for plates

Status: New Idea
by ThorBjoern1987 on ‎10-19-2014 04:48 AM

I think everyone have tryed to get ennoyed about how the plates seems to turn upside down, sideway or inside out when you go into Provided reinforcement maps for plates just fells allraund random. I whould love to have every plate turn up the same way, Like local system is allways followed, i dont care about the detalies, aslong as the same rule is allways followed, because then i whould be able to not have to think about what side of the wall im lokking at, in what direction. I can just adjust my local system for all the walls, whits i do anyway.


Im sure this is and easy function to fix, so thanks on advance

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Auto load to mass coversion tool

Status: New Idea
by *Expert Elite* on ‎10-15-2014 03:03 PM
Hi everyone.

My proposal is very easy to do. It could be useful if, in the parameter for modal Analysis, there will be add a tool to automatically convert loads to mass. In a lot of coutry code settings, the load to mass conversion coefficient is equal to psi2 (quasi permanent load cobination factor), well, it's incredibly easy to make this automatically.

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