3D Analysis Design Software


RISA-3D is so popular among structural engineers for many reasons but one in particular stands out: ease of use. We designed our premier product with the daily use of structural engineering professionals in mind.

RISA 3D software

User friendliness combined with advanced analysis capabilities make this industry standard software a very powerful tool for the analysis and optimization of all types of structures and all common structural materials, including steel, concrete and wood. It's a tool no structural engineer should be without!

Modeling Features

• Comprehensive CAD-like drawing/editing environment: draw, generate, modify and load elements as well as snap, move, rotate, copy, mirror, scale, split, merge, mesh, delete, apply, etc.
• Versatile drawing grids (orthogonal, radial, skewed)
• Universal snaps and object snaps allow drawing without grids
• Powerful graphic select/unselect tools including box, line, polygon, invert, criteria, spreadsheet based, save/recall selections with locking
• True spreadsheet editing with cut, paste, fill, math, sort, find, etc.
• Dynamic synchronization between spreadsheets and graphics
• Open multiple spreadsheets simultaneously
• Constant in-stream error checking and data validation
• Unlimited undo/redo capability, automatic timed backup
• Generation templates for grids, disks, cylinders, cones, arcs, trusses, tanks, hydrostatic loads, etc.
• Support for all units systems & conversions at any time
• Automatic interaction with RISASection custom shape libraries
• Import DXF, RISA-2D, STAAD, ProSteel3D and CIS/2 files
• Export DXF, SDNF, DesconWin, ProSteel3D and CIS/2 files
• Robust two-way link with Revit Structure 2009

Design Features

• Designs/optimizes concrete, hot rolled & cold formed steel, masonry and wood
• Concrete Design Codes: ACI 1999/2002/2005, BS 8110-97, CSA A23.3-94, IS456:2000,EC 2-1992, NZS3101-1995, AS 3600-2001, NTC-DF2004
• Maintains consistent bar sizes through adjacent spans
• Program selected or user defined rebar layouts for flexure and shear
• Concrete beam detailing (Rectangular, T and L).
• Concrete column interaction diagrams.
• Masonry Design Codes: MSJC 1999/2002/05, UBC 97 (ASD & Strength)
• Masonry wall design for in-plane, out-of-plane & bearing loads (with or without openings)
• Steel Design Codes: AISC ASD 9th, LRFD 2nd & 3rd, HSS Specification, CAN/CSA-S16.1-1994 & 2004, BS 5950-1-2000, IS 800-1984, Euro 3-1993, NZS 3404-1:1997, AS 4100-1998 including local shape databases.
• AISC 13th Edition using the Direct Analysis Method.
• AISI 1999/2001, CSA S136-01 cold formed steel design
• NDS 91/97/2001/2005 wood design, Glulams, SCL, multi-ply, full sawn
• Automatic spectra generation for UBC 1997, IBC 2000/2003/2006
• Extensive user controlled generation of load combinations: ASCE, UBC, IBC, BOCA, SBC, ACI, International
• Intelligent unbraced length calculations for physical members
• Automatic approximation of K factors
• Tapered wide flange design with either ASD or LRFD codes
• Optimization of member sizes for all materials and all design codes
• Steel Shapes: AISC, HSS, CAN, ARBED & numerous foreign databases
• Light Gage Shapes: AISI, SSMA, Dale/Incor, Dietrich, Marino\WARE
• Wood Shapes: Complete NDS species/grade and Glulam database
• Complete wood wall design for bearing & shear walls
• Seamless integration with RISAFoot (Ver 4) for advanced footing design

Quality & Support:

• Optimized for Windows 95/98/2000/NT/ME/XP
• Extensive customization options & user defaults
• Comprehensive printed reference manual & tutorials
• Encyclopedic online help with index and cross-reference
• Instant online program updates via WebUpdate
• 60-day unconditional trial period