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Autodesk® Robot™ Structural Analysis Professional 2011

Spanish. Russian. Within this ecosystem of structural engineering software. Dutch. French. Localized for Global Markets Robot Structural Analysis Professional supports multinational design teams using many languages. Romanian. structural engineers can take advantage of an integrated workflow from design through analysis to fabrication. Advanced Auto-Meshing & Modeling Capabilities Powerful auto meshing generation techniques enable structural engineers to effortlessly work with even the most complex models. and seamlessly transfer the model and results to AutoCAD® Structural Detailing software to generate fabrication drawings. The structural analysis software offers a smoother workflow and interoperability with Autodesk® Revit® Structure software to extend the Building Information Modeling (BIM) process. Chinese. Structural Modeling and Design Bidirectional Links with Revit Structure Bidirectional linking with Autodesk® Revit® Structure software enables accurate structural analysis and design results to be updated throughout the model. thanks to coordinated construction documentation provided with Building Information Modeling (BIM).Autodesk® Robot™ Structural Analysis Professional software provides structural engineers with advanced building simulation and analysis capabilities for large and complex structures. You can independently manipulate native automatic mesh generation and manual definition of meshing parameters for each panel. including English. This functionality provides the ability to create a high-quality finite element mesh. Polish. You can perform structural analysis in one language and . enabling engineers to more quickly perform comprehensive simulation and analysis of a variety of structures . and Japanese. Powerful Workflows for Structural Analysis and Documentation Create structural models and perform structural analysis within Robot Structural Analysis Professional.

and you can use imperial and metric units in combination within the same structural model. Engineering Analysis Wide Range of Engineering Analysis Capabilities Investigate the linear and nonlinear behavior of many types of structures. tension/compression members. Structural Loads and Load Combinations Depending on the load duration and type. enabling an open and flexible API (application programming interface). giving structural engineers the calculation speed to deliver accurate engineering analysis results for demanding structures in minutes versus hours. you can create defined loads of different natures. simplifying the design process and assisting with the selection and verification of structural elements. structural engineers can work with country-specific section shapes. State-of-the-Art Analysis Solvers State-of-the-art fast dynamic solvers enable you to carry out structural dynamic analysis for any size of structure. such as P-delta analysis. live. The efficient analysis algorithms are designed and optimized for quad-core and multicore computer processors. linear. With an array of 70 built-in design codes. Enjoy simple and effective analysis of many types of nonlinearity. . or seismic. supports. and plastic hinges. you can apply various types of loads (such as nodal. imperial or metric units. Integrated Design Solution for Reinforced Concrete and Steel Robot Structural Analysis Professional contains integrated reinforced concrete design and steel design modules based on more than 40 international steel codes and 30 reinforced concrete codes. Open and Flexible API Robot Structural Analysis Professional uses Microsoft COM (Component Object Model) technologies. cables. Support for Materials and Design Codes Robot Structural Analysis Professional includes more than 60 sections and materials databases from around the world. such as dead.output in another. Manual and automatic definitions of load combinations according to many national standards are available. wind. or planar) to a structure to the defined load cases. Then. and country-specific building codes within the same integrated model.

Structural Analysis E.Extensive Support for Reporting Analysis Results Robot Structural Analysis Professional provides flexibility in obtaining and reporting engineering analysis results. Definition of Snow/Wind Loads D. Definition of Load Cases and Loads C. Steel Design H. Printout Composition A. Model Definition B. Global Analysis G. Review results as visualizations and raw data in several formats. Steps in analysis A. Model Definition . Detailed Analysis F.

select Load case 3 . the support. the load cases. graphical selection in the viewer of the beam 1 (bars 10to12) LMC the cell in the "PZ=" column and enter the (-20) value LMC the third cell in the CASE column. starting with an empty space. B. define the member. select the 2. inactive options: without parapets . we follow the next steps: draw the axis . to place the table in the bottom part of the screen.LL2 LMC the cell in the LOAD TYPE column. so that it takes the entire width of the viewer and allows the model of the defined structure to be visible LMC the second cell in the CASE column. selection of the uniform load LMC the cell in the LIST column. Definition of Load Cases and Loads Select the Load Types icon from the Structure Model toolbar LMC on the New button LMC the Nature field (Live) LMC the New button LMC the New button Close Loads menu / Load Table Press .In order to define a certain model. select the uniform load LMC the cell in the LIST column. Loads menu along with its submenus is crucial for these operations. select graphically the beam 2 (bar 13) LMC the cell in the "PZ=" column and enter the (-14) value Close the table of loads Selection of load type Selection of bars to which the uniform load will be applied Selection of the direction and value of the uniform load Definition of loads operating in the third load case Selection of load type Selection of bars to which the uniform load will be applied Selection of the direction and value of the uniform load C. Definition of Snow/Wind Loads Loads menu / Special loads / Wind and Snow 2D/3D Press the Auto button. load case: LL1 Opening the Load Types dialog box Definition of a case with the dead nature (selfweight) and the standard label DL1 Selection of the nature of load case: live Definition of two load cases with the live nature and standard labels LL1 and LL2 Closing the Load types dialog box Opening the table for defining loads operating in the defined load cases Reducing the table size in order to make the graphical load definition possible Definition of loads operating in the second load case Continuing in the same row LMC the cell in the LOAD TYPE column. some steps must be accomplished.

The monitor screen is divided into two parts: the graphical viewer presenting the structure model and the Detailed Analysis . Once they are completed. ` E.8) m rise of roof: automatic Wind tab: Site: Normal Type: Normal Wind pressure: automatic Structure dimension effect: aut inactive options in the Specific Snow tab: Snow pressure: automatic for n extreme active option: Snow redistributi Generate Close editor with the calculatio Close the Snow and Wind 2D D. Structural Analysis Select the Calculations icon Standard toolbar from the Calculations of the defined structure are started.12) LMC the RSAP program layout selection: Detailed analysis of structure bars is Results / Detailed Analysis Layout commenced.with base not on ground isolated roofs Define the following parameters: Total depth = (60) Bay spacing = (10) active options: wind snow Press the Parameters button Define the parameters of snow/wind load: Global parameters tab: Departament: Alpes-Maritimes altitude above the sea level: (200) structure height: (15) m reference level: (0. Detailed Analysis Select beam 1 in the graphical viewer (bars 10. the upper bar of the RSAP program will display the message: Results (FEM) : available.11.

LMC in Refresh Apply Select the Global extremes tab in the table An additional graphical viewer appears on screen.dialog box Select the second load case In the Detailed Analysis dialog box select option Open a new window located in the lower left corner. on the NTM tab select the MY Moments option Selection of the quantities to be presented for the selected beam Apply In the Detailed analysis dialog box select the following options: Select the maximum stress Smax on the Stresses tab Select Characteristic points on the Division points tab. It consists of two parts: a graphical presentation of information (diagrams. bar sections) for selected bars and a table presenting numerical results obtained for selected bars Selection of the quantities to be presented for the selected beam Adds new quantities to be presented for the selected beam Activates presentation of global extremes obtained . loads.

It consists of two parts: the graphical presentation of information and the table presenting the numerical results RMC while the cursor is located in the A context menu appears on screen additional graphical viewer Table Columns Selection of this option in the context menu opens the Parameters of presentation windows dialog box On Stresses tab inactivate all check boxes. Structure Model / Start Layout Results menu / Global Analysis -Bars Beginning of the global analysis of all the bars in the structure.0 RMC while the cursor is located in the A context menu appears on screen additional graphical viewer Select the Constant display of limit values The values of limits are presented with option horizontal lines in the graphical viewer of global analysis (see below ) . Global Analysis LMC the RSAP program layout Selection of the initial RSAP selection: layout. An additional graphical viewer appears.F. Selection of quantites for which global analysis Design tab: activate the Ratio option will be presented LMC the OK button The selection is accepted LMC the Upper limit in the table and enter the The upper value of the ratio is determined value 1.

Close LMC the List button in the Loads group (Calculations dialog box) LMC the field above the Previous button. there appears the CM66 – Code Group Design dialog box on screen . the ultimate limit state will be checked Design of the selected member groups is commenced. LL1. there will appear the list: 1to2). and LL2) Group design will use the optimization procedures (appropriate sections with respect to their weight). The monitor screen is divided into three parts: the graphical viewer. Steel Design LMC the RSAP program layout selection: Structure design / Steel/Aluminum design Layout LMC the New button on the Groups tab in the Definitions dialog box Define the first group with the following parameters: Number: 1 Name: columns Member list: 1to9 Material: ACIER Defaut Save LMC the New button on the Groups tab in the Definitions dialog box Define the second group with the following parameters: Number: 2 Name: beams Member list: 10to15 Material: ACIER Defaut Save LMC the List button in the Code group design line in the Calculations dialog box LMC the All button (in the field above the Previous button.G. Close Activate the option: Optimization and Limit state: Ultimate Inactive the option: Save calculation results LMC the Calculations button Design of steel structure members is commenced. define the list: 1to3. the Definitions dialog box and the Calculations dialog box Definition of member groups is commenced Definition of the first group consisting of all the columns in the structure Saving the parameters of the first member group Definition of the second group Definition of the first group consisting of all the beams in the structure Saving the parameters of the first member group Going to the Calculations dialog box and opening the Code Group Selection dialog box Selection of the member groups to be designed Opening the Load Case Selection dialog box Selection of the first three load cases (DL1.

Re-design of the selected member groups in the structure (1.2) with the optimization options active. accept the warning about the possible change of the result status to ‘not available’ Close Select the Calculations icon from the Standard toolbar LMC the Calculations button in the Calculations dialog box Change of the currenly used profiles in the members belonging to both member groups to the calculated sections (for columns: from HEA 300 to HEA 240. the upper bar of RSAP will display the following message: Results (FEM) : available. accept the warning about the possible change of the result status to ‘not available’ Close Select the Calculations icon from the Standard toolbar LMC the Calculations button in the Calculations dialog box LMC the Change all button in the Code group design dialog box.You have to repeat this re-desing process as long you will see the below results. there will appear the Short results viewer shown below. Re-design of the selected member groups in the structure (1. the upper bar of RSAP will display the following message: Results (FEM) : out of date.2) with the optimization options active. Once the sections are changed. there will appear the Short results viewer Change of the currenly used profiles in the members belonging to both member groups to the calculated sections. When the sections do not change during group design one can say the calculated sections are the optimal sections for designing member groups.LMC the Change all button in the Code Group Design dialog box shown above. Once the sections are changed. Closing the Code Group Design dialog box Recalculation of the structure with the changed member sections. Closing the Code Group Design dialog box Recalculation of the structure with the changed member sections. . Once the sections are changed. the upper bar of RSAP will display the following message: Results (FEM) : available. the upper bar of RSAP will display the following message: Results (FEM) : out of date. for beams: from HEA 300 to HEA 450). Once the sections are changed.

Close LMC in the Member verification field in the Calculations dialog box and enter there: (1to15) LMC the Load case list field in the Calculations dialog box and enter there: (1to3) LMC the Calculations button Closing the Code Group Design dialog box Selection of members to be verified Selection of all load cases Close Verification of the selected structure members is started (the verification is performed to obtain the results for particular structure members. there will appear the Short results viewer Closing the Member Verification dialog box . however. it is not necessary).

values Stresses .envelope LMC the Save template button Opening the Printout Composition .Wizard dialog box. Going to the Standard tab Selection of elements for prinout composition Going to the selected option in the right panel Presentation of the print preview of the defined printout for the designed structure Closing the print preview viewer Closing the Printout Composition . Printout Composition File Menu / Printout Composition LMC the Simplified printout tab Switch off the options (symbol disappears): Quantity survey. where one can define the shape of the printout for the currently designed structure Go to the Simplified printout tab Data concerning quantity survey and combinations will not be included in the printout Selection of the data to be presented for the results of structure calculations LMC the Standard tab Highlight the option in the left panel: Member Group Design LMC the Add button LMC the Preview button Close Close Pressing this button results in going to the Templates tab in the Printout composition Wizard dialog box and including the selected simplified printout elements in the right panel.H.envelope Forces . Combinations Select the following data from the available lists: Reactions .global extremes Displacements .Wizard dialog box .