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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.

30 Kudos

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


2 Kudos



Automatic calculation of bar buckling lengths.



4 Kudos

Waffle - Prestressed Slabs

Status: New Idea
by Mentor on ‎05-11-2014 10:31 AM

Please Add modules or tools for modeling , analysing and designing of waffle and prestressed slabs - formwork - Reinforcement... as done by Csi Safe software for example.

Thank you.

28 Kudos

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.

4 Kudos

Parametric sections C, U, Sigma

Status: New Idea
by Valued Contributor aruser on ‎05-08-2014 03:05 AM

Add to the parametric section tab more sections such us C,U, Sigma. Definig general dimensions, thickness AND BEND RADIUS.


Obviously calculating them as thin walled sections when thinner than 3mm.


Please, this is ESSENTIAL

26 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. 

29 Kudos

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:






..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).



31 Kudos

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

17 Kudos

Post Tensioning Design

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

Provide Post-Tensioning Design per PTI.

2 Kudos

Good day!

I am final year Civil engineering student at KGASU (Kazan, Russian Federation) , as my final year project i did code comparision between ACI, EC2, and Sp . 
but unfortunately Autodesk Robot structural analysis doesn calculate beam accroding to SP 63.13330.2012. 

Please make this option available for the next releases. 


In advance Many thanks


Best Regards
Ahmad Muajdidi 
Student at Kazan state 

university of Architectural 
and engineering.


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.



9 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

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

26 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.

22 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

24 Kudos

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





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.





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

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