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MODELING ELEMENTS

2D and 3D structures
Linear elements: Members 12 DOF, Cables, Guy Wires, Released in Tension or Compression, Rigid
Surface Elements: Shell, Plate, Membrane, Stress or Plane Strain 6 DOF/Node
1-way or 2-ways Floors, Floor Joists, Rigid or Flexible (Diaphragm)
Adjustable Rigid Support, Elastic or Blocked (Released Non-Linear Supports)
Point, Linear and Surface Loads, Imposed Masses, Restraints
Structure Generators: Frames, Arches, Trusses
Load Cases: Self Weight and Permanent Loads, Live, Snow, Wind, Seismic, and Temperature Loads
Master-Slave Node Link
Semi-Rigid Link Between Linear Elements
Composite Sections
Metric or Imperial Units
Multilingual (English, French & Spanish)
Spring Element Behavior for a Member
Online Help and Thorough Manual
Accidental, Time-Dependent and Vibrational Loads
Tower and Mast Generator
Linear Equipment Load Generator

SECTIONS LIBRARIES

Sections: Concrete, Timber, Steel including L, 2L, V (Schifflerized)
Steel Catalogues: AISI, AISC, Polygonal HSS's
Mechanical Properties Section Calculator (Including St-Venant Torsion)

MATERIALS SELECTION

Concrete (A23, ACI-318, S6, AASHTO, NEBT)
Steel (AISI, AISC, General Cold Formed Sections)
Timber (O86, NDS, Nordic, Generic Open-Web Floor Joists)
Bolts (ASTM)

MESH GEOMETRY

Automatically Generated Mesh: Delaunay
Mesh Created According to Members

TYPES OF ANALYSIS

Static analysis
Modal analysis
Seismic Analysis (CNBC, UBC, IBC)
Linear Analysis with Released Members and/or Supports
Non-Linear 2nd Order Analysis
Multi-Processor Solver
Linear Time History Analysis
Pushover Analysis

CLIMATIC GENERATOR

Automatic Generation of Ice loads on Each Optimization Cycle of Design
Automatic Generation of Wind Loads Including or Excluding Ice Accumulation
Available Standards: S37, Environment Canada, TransÉnergie (Hydro-Québec)

AUTOMATIC LOAD COMBINATION GENERATOR

Available Standards: S37, ASCE-7
User-Defined Combinations

STEEL CALCULATION

Buckling Lengths, Lateral-Torsional Buckling Calculation and Verification of Deflection
Member Resistance and Stability
Steel Cross Section Optimization
Available Standards: S37, ASCE-10
Calculation and Design of Bolted Assemblies

IMPORT AND EXPORT

Import: IFC, SDNF, PSS, CIS2, DXF, Excel (via spreadsheets)
Compatibility Amongst all GRAITEC Advance BIM Software
Importing Forces on Nodes via Excel

REPORTS GENERATOR

Powerful Results Spreadsheet Display, Compatible with Excel
Pre-defined Calculation Report

RESULTS

Deformation and Force Results Curves
Adjustable Amplitude Result Display
Interactive ISO Value Regions
Quantity Take-off Spreadsheet (Member Length and Section, Steel Volume)
Management of Envelope Combinations
Diagrams for Displacement, Rotation, Towers Inclination
Time History Analysis with Results vs. Time
Assembly Design Results
Design Load Rate Display

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