It would be very convinient if a Autodesk could create a AutoCAD 3D plug in that would allow users to actively create/change geometry in ROBOT !!
That would eliminate alot of meshing and other errors and create a whole new range of possibilities that could make the process more streamlined!
Please contact me if you want me to elaborate on this idea!
For a struts and shells structure I would be happy to be able to switch off the results for shells, so I get the modes and CC only for bars what would help to assess the structure sway stability. Of course, the shell is still involved into analysis.
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:
The section builder tool is very good, although there are some problems.
- the naming convention is USELESS. only being able to give a 4 letter description is very limiting.
- 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.
Add a module, self standing, to check sections given only a torsor.
See post :
Developp a plugin to import and refresh Rhino model made from the Grasshopper component.
It allows complex parametric design with a minimum of code and it tends to be quite popular amoung the design community. It can be also used for formfindding problem etc ...
Some project are currently under developpement and I think Autodesk team shall be part of it or open a project like Octopus on that.
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.
Analysis and design of two way slab panels systems with or without drop panels or columns capitals, oginaly ARSA was created for the way that European structural Engineer are proceed and in the uses of construction in europe, means here by the fact that usually in europe RC buildings are made with cast in place sab on beam, but in North America particullary in the US and Canada two way slab system with drop panels are pratically the standard for High rise Buildings.
And actually the softwares that really help the engineers in their works are essentially :
3-ADAPT RC FLOOR with or whitout post tension (which is in my point of view the most powerfull of them)
In the case of ARSA, some work must be done to achieve the works that have been made fot the RC-plate modulus,because the way and the process that ARSA show the provided reinforcement are a little bit fastidious when comparing it with those softwares. Effectively, they allow the user to proced the analysis and the design by using the strip design procedure (betwwen line support) based on the direct design method instead of the FE method (which is very usefull in ARSA).
Drop panels, must be define also in a parametric way in ARSA, just because also the improvment that have been made in the same time in revit. I read recently that RobobAT POLSKA have created an extension for RSA to doing that,but there is any video where the users can visualise it.
1) Improvement in general acceleration when creating/viewing a model/ when changing loads etc.
2) Solver improvement - multhithreaded solvers (all)
1) It would be great if we could identify in a 2D model type of linear support (added to panel edge).for e.g. whether it is a concrete wall or masonry wall.
Right now it's not possible.
2) Would be excellent if you could put all the add-ins from forum into ARSA
3) More advanced "Phase mode"
4) Option like: Cut panel by/to other panel
1) Differential shortening of columns in tall buildings (at least steel one's) calculation
1) Composite structures design
2) Steelwork design - more types of connections for steel elements
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
it is easier to assign Reinforcement to the RC section so after analysis RSA can start design same as steel.
defining RC column C1 250x300 rectangle section and there will be Tab to enter design parameters (reinforcement, stirrups,..) so after running the model I can go and start designing immediatly and see failing ratios
Robot Structural Analysis 2014 still does not contain CSA O86-09 Code for wood structure. Is there a reason why Autodesk would not incorporate this? Is the Canadian market too small? Is there a timeframe for incorporating?