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Learn about the principle behind the Construction Stage Manager design concept.
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SOFiSTiK 2020 was released recently. Join the upcoming webinar and get introduced to its new features.
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This workshop is all about to give you insights on some of the most relevant and interesting topics in bridge design.
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This workshop is all about to give you insights on some of the most relevant and interesting topics in bridge design.
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Learn about the new “Create Tendon Projection” command in SOFiSTiK 2020 for Revit 2020.
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Learn about the new Prestressing Systems task in SOFiSTiK 2020 and its simplified input and where you can find it across the SOFiSTiK applications.
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Learn about the different options to export results as an XLSX file using the Result Viewer in SOFiSTiK 2020. Which is the right one for you, depends on how often you need to extract the results.
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Besides the graphical method to export XLSX files, using the text interface is an excellent opportunity to optimise input and to increase efficiency.
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You can use the SOFiSTiK Construction Stage Manager for all sorts of complex construction sequences. Learn how to utilise the tool for calculating tendon forces of post-tensioned slabs.
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The new SOFiSTiK Version 2020 was released.
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In some design situations, foundations get tension bedding stresses in the linear analysis - which require further investigations. In this post, you'll learn about the workflow to create compression-only bedding for structural areas.
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Increase Your Productivity with CADiNP and the LOOP Function
Recurring processes during the project design, which aren’t that important but have to be done is something you might be familiar with. Why not spend more time on essential tasks and le do LOOPs the repetitive work for you.
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How To Align Local Coordinate Systems in SOFiPLUS
Structural elements with correctly aligned coordinate systems are essential for post-processing but also for loading. Learn how to align elements in SOFiPLUS.
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Load Definition in SOFiPLUS
SOFiSTiK SOFiPLUS and its available load definition capabilities. Get an overview of the available commands to assign loads to your project.
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The “Load Distribution Area” command is a useful feature to assign loads on grid systems without creating the roofing or the facade element.
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Ever wondered about how to distribute a set of loads along a curve. You’ll be surprised how easy it can be in SOFiPLUS.
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The new “Import” functionality boosts efficiency tremendously by importing the bridge alignment. Learn more about the new feature.
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Learn about how to activate and deactivate chapters, subchapters and graphics in Result Browser by manipulating the generated URS-File.
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Learn about the workflow and available commands to create post-tensioned slabs within SOFiPLUS.
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Parametric design becomes more and more common in the construction industry. As more important it gets to be informed about available workflows and applications.
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Sharp distinctions in design between the building and infrastructure industry require a transfer and adaption of existing solutions and workflows.
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Incremental launching seems to be a process of endless construction stages and a huge amount of results to handle. Learn how it can be done most efficiently in SOFiSTiK FEA.
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SOFiSTiK Analysis + Design performs structural analysis of buildings and member design directly in Autodesk® Revit®.
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Aligning tendons along a parameterised cross-section can be difficult. Learn how to use a geometric point within a cross-section as a reference for defining the tendon geometry.
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Learn how to get the utilisation factor of a reinforced concrete slab based on the existing reinforcement. Represent the factor for better visualisation as “Filled Area” in WINGRAF.
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Wondering about how to get the utilisation factor of a reinforced concrete beam? This workflow will show it in three steps.
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The SOFiSTiK Bridge Modeler for Revit 2019 is available now.
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This year we have worked to ensure a varied program in presenting the latest features and advanced capabilities of SOFiSTiK products.
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Start with a simple beam bridge to get familiar with parametric bridge design in SOFiPLUS.
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Create tendons, define construction stages and perform the design of a beam bridge.
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There is no doubt about it – spreadsheet applications are the most used tools by engineers.
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To edit the report of a project is one of the most time-consuming parts. And different layouts given from your clients don't cut down the effort either.
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This post covers the last of three steps to perform combination and superposition using the “SOFiSTiK: Superposition Manager – Combination Rules” Task.
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A combination rule without actions and loads is like cooking a dish without ingredients.
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Running a design requires design load cases dependent on the selected design code. Compiling these load cases by hand is possible and for some projects and specific calculations such as nonlinear analysis necessary.
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The first attempt at using new software can be a challenge. Dealing with applications to cover complex topics such as analysis and design of structures doesn't make it easier.
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Checking analysis and design results is an essential detail of an engineer’s work. Hence, it’s important to understand the automatic numbering system of the used software package.
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Designing reinforced and pre-stressed 3D Shells with a new approach – was recently published in Bridge – Design & Engineering, ISSUE NO.90. Outlined by Georg Pircher and Jürgen Bellmann.
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Software packages nowadays provide their user with lots of features. Besides advanced capabilities, you'll find as well as simple applications such as the RC Section Task.
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After doing the first steps using SOFiSTiK FEA – you will undoubtedly come to the point of asking yourself about the performed modules. Find an overview and explanation of the most relevant and used modules.
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When starting a new project with SOFiSTiK FEA, the “SOFiSTiK System Information” dialog box is the first thing you need to go through. This post will focus on the different sections and options.
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SOFiSTiK is a modular software but based on a central database (*.CDB). The modules can be accessed with provided Graphic User Interfaces, as well using text input.
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Learn more about how the group divisor and factor group base affect the element numbers.
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New tools are required to fully take advantage of the benefits of bridge information modelling, reported by Georg Pircher and Jakub Bielski.
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SOFiSTiK is one of the most powerful FEA software for structural engineering providing various features. Find a collection of several links as a getting started guide and reference page.
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Join the annual SOFiSTiK Nordic Conference and get informed about the new features SOFiSTiK Version 2018. Share your experience with other users.
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The new SOFiSTiK Version 2018 was released. Find an overview of the Highlights and New Features on the official SOFiSTiK website. One of my personal favourites is the generation of DOCX reports.
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The primary focus of the SOFiSTiK event this year is to present connectivity, an insight of selected features and the workflow optimisation by using CADiNP.
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