Flooring Software


RISAFloor features automatic load attribution based on deck direction, automatic live load reductions, full floor vibration checks, full height column stack design (considering splice locations), export (and import) of CIS/2 detailing files, parent/child relationships between floors, exclusive or additive area loads, concrete rebar detailing, true spreadsheet editing, automatic code based wind and seismic load calculations and much more.

RISAFloor software RISAFloor Features

• Seamless integration with RISA-3D for a total building solution
• Design of hot rolled steel (composite and non-composite), cold formed steel, steel products, wood, wood products and concrete floor systems
• Automatic distribution of floor loads, live load reduction and self weights
• Import and export detailed CAD drawings
• Tapered area and line loads great for snow!
• Continuous beams and absolute deflections
• AISC Design Guide 11 floor vibration analysis
• Parent/Child association between similar floors
• True to scale model rendering terrific for presentations
• Multiple slabs at one elevation and 1-way or 2-way deck spans
• Multiple views, CAD quality graphic editing, unlimited undo, spreadsheets
• Advanced slab edge tracing

Design Features

• Designs hot rolled steel (composite and non-composite), concrete, cold formed steel, steel joists, wood, wood joists and masonry
• Steel Design Codes: AISC ASD 9th, LRFD 2nd & 3rd, HSS Specification, CAN/CSA-S16.1-1994 & 2001, BS 5950-1 2000, IS 800-1998, Euro 3-1993, NZS 3404-1 1997, AS4100-1998 including local shape databases
• AISC 13th Edition using the Direct Analysis Method
• ACI 1999/2002/2005, BS 8110-97, CSA A23.3-94, IS456:2000,EC 2-1992, NZS 3101-1995, AS 3600-2001 with consistent bar sizes through adjacent spans
• Design for custom rebar layouts
• Concrete beam detailing (Rectangular, T and L)
• 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)
• AISI 1999/2001, CSA S136-01 cold formed steel design
• NDS 91/97/2001/2005 wood design, SCL, multi-ply, full sawn, Glulams
• Wood wall design including customizable databases of hold downs & panel schedules
• Interactive member redesign and updating
• Automatic assignment of unbraced lengths with overrides
• Optimization of members per code, size and deflection criteria
• Steel and Wood joist databases
• Model freezing for evaluation of pre-existing designs

Modeling Features

• Manage one model with RISAFloor, RISA-3D and RISAFoundation
• Parent/Child floors that let you mimic one floor within another, eliminating repetitive modeling or modifications
• Single project grid used on all floors and in RISA-3D/RISAFoundation
• Versatile drawing grids (orthogonal, radial, skewed)
• Universal and Object Snaps allow you to draw without grids
• Automatic generation of grids, columns, girders, walls, in fill beams, properties, loads, slab edges and decks
• Powerful graphic select/unselect tools including box, line, polygon, invert, criteria, spreadsheet selection, with locking
• Saved selections to quickly recall desired selections
• True spreadsheet editing with cut, paste, fill, math, etc.
• Dynamic synchronization between spreadsheets and views
• Constant in-stream error checking and data validation
• Unlimited undo/redo, automatic timed backup
• Modification tools that change multiple items at once
• Multiple slabs allowed on one floor
• Automatic interaction with RISASection custom shape libraries
• CIS/2 export , also DXF import/export
• Robust two-way link with Revit Structure 2009

Analysis Features

• Smart area loads (additive or exclusive in overlapping regions)
• Tapered area loads and tapered line loads (great for snow)
• Automatic 1-way or 2-way attribution of point, line and area loads to beams, walls and columns
• Automatic live load reductions (IBC 2000/2003/2006)
• Automatic effective width calculations for composite beams
• Automatic checking of deck and slab spans
• Column stacks: Model columns splice point to splice point
• Simple or continuous beams with pinned or fixed ends, cantilevers
• Weak axis bending of members
• Detailed deflection analysis and control
• AISC Design Guide 11 beam vibration analysis (full floor)
• Automatic self-weight calculation
• User defined load combinations, easily edited in spreadsheets