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.
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.
It would be very beneficial to make the input and display of beam restraints more user friendly as the current method is not straight forward. This is the only reason I avoid using Robot for Portal Frame design.
I have attached a pdf screenshot from another program which is the easiest I have come across to input beam restraints. It also shows an overall structure view of the restraints so it is easy to see if there is a restraint out of place. I find it can be easy to get member restraints backwards or upside down without this view. Just a tick box in display to show restraints would be fine.
Setting restraint points is much quicker because its done from one dialog box for all restraints. This may be something which could be developed in the short term with excel using macros and linked to Robot by creating a new Member Type?
Please see http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Robot-Structural-Ana
It would be very useful to implement RC design of typical pile caps and circular spread footings (including footings with variable thickness).
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.
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).
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
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.
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
Objects (panels, contours, lines, polylines, arcs circles and so on) table with coordinates of their characteristic points