IES VisualAnalysis v11

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  • Saadedin
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    • Sep 2018 
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    IES VisualAnalysis v11

    You have choices in the marketplace for general-purpose FEA tools but VisualAnalysis shines in a number of areas:

    Excellent for everyday projects.
    Great for unusual projects, and large, complicated models.
    Three feature and price levels available: Compare Levels.
    Building-code support is optional, use it for mechanical applications too.
    Extremely versatile: model just about anything!
    Reporting is extremely powerful and very flexible (save your own styles)
    So easy to use, most customers are productive within hours of installing
    Over 3000 companies use IES tools: one part-time support person at IES! (Think about it, our products don’t need support!)
    BIM support: VARevitLink provides two-way integration with Autodesk Revit Structure.

    Frames, Trusses, Grids, Beams, Tanks…
    Beam or Truss Members, Plate/Shell Elements
    Elastic Spring Supports
    Auto-meshed Areas (for easy wall or slab modeling)**
    Tension-only/Compression-only members or spring-supports
    Cartesian, Polar, Cylindrical or Spherical Coordinates
    No built-in size limit (20,000+ nodes are practical)
    Typical Manufactured Shapes: Steel, Wood, Aluminum, Cold-formed
    Parametric, Custom or Shapes imported from ShapeBuilder
    Just about any Material, Libraries included, Customizable!
    CAD-style selection box
    Generate linear copies
    Simple, Rigid, Semi-Rigid** Connections
    Catenary Cable Elements**
    Many Ways to Construct Models:
    Sketch models graphically
    Copy & Paste existing objects
    Import/Export .DXF files
    Import from Spreadsheet/Clipboard
    Legacy or Interchange .STD files (basic model & loading)
    Customizable parametric generation

    Automatic Load Cases & Load Combinations
    Updated! Built-in Support for IBC 2012, IBC 2010, ASCE7-10, etc. Combinations
    Customizable Load Combinations.
    Semi-Automatic ASCE 7 Wind Loads (Method 2)
    Ice + Wind pressure on Members (e.g. open towers)
    AASHTO Load Sources (optional)
    Copy Multiple Loads from Member to Member
    Import Loads from a Spreadsheet/Clipboard
    Static Loads: Concentrated, Distributed, Pressure, Thermal, etc.
    Area Loads (keeps model and loads separated so changes are easy!)
    Area Edge Loads (in or out of plane)
    Dynamic Response Spectra, IBC & Customizable
    Dynamic Forcing Function, Time HIstory analysis**
    Moving Loads** (limited, e.g. crane beams, single load-line)
    Automatic live-load pattern load combinations**
    Import Load Combinations**

    Analysis & Results
    Static Analysis (1st order, P-Delta, Iterated)
    AISC Direct Analysis (notional loads, stiffness reduction)**
    Dynamic Analysis (Sparse Lanzcos, Newmark)
    Superposition Results and Envelopes**
    Member Internal Forces, Displacements, Diagrams
    Plate Forces, Stress, Contour Diagrams,
    Edge Results
    Automatic Mesh Refinement with Auto-Meshed Areas**
    Nodal Reactions, Displacements
    Graphical Results Viewing
    Sophisticated, Customizable Text Reports
    Spreadsheet report, and save directly Excel XLS**

    Design Checks & Building Codes
    Smart and flexible setup: bracing, deflection checks, size constraints
    Updated! Steel 360-10 Design for frame and truss members (AISC, CISC)*
    Updated! Concrete ACI 318-11 Design of Beams, Columns, Flat Slabs (ACI)*
    Updated! Wood NDS 2012 Design for frame and truss members (NDS)*
    Updated! Aluminum ADM 2010 Design for frame and truss members (ADM)*
    Updated! Cold-Formed NAS 2012 Design for frame and truss members (NAS)*
    RSG Software’s CFS is used internally to perform these checks
    Visual bracing locations
    Steel seismic compactness checks
    Stress & Deflection Checks (code agnostic, any material)**
    Integrated Steel Connection Design** via VAConnect
    Steel warping torsion checks**
    Override intermediate values or parameters (e.g. Cb, Fy, wood C factors…)**
    Moving Loads and Dynamic results are now checked**

    System Requirements
    Windows XP, Vista, 7.0, or 8.0. Both 32-bit and 64-bit. (VA is a 32-bit program)
    Any modern CPU: faster is better.
    1 GB RAM, minimum
    1024×768 minimum recommended display resolution
    Recommended: A high-quality graphics card, 128+ MB RAM, OpenGL 2.1+ support,with an updated driver! Update and then set your video card to ‘Highest Quality’ mode.
    Wheel-mouse. (3-buttons)
    ~50 MB disk space for programs, program data, utilities and libraries
    Typical project files range from 1K to 1MB
    Internet connection required for documentation
    Not supported: Windows 98, ME, 2000, NT, Virtual PC (limited graphics)
    Not supported: Linux, Unix, Apple iOS. (Emulators may work, but we don’t support)

    Auxiliary Features
    Custom Shapes through IES ShapeBuilder (sold separately)
    Spread Footing Design through IES QuickFooting (sold separately)
    Mat Foundation Design through IES VisualFoundation (sold separately)
    Integration with Autodesk Revit Structure with IES VARevitLink** (free with advanced)
    Import and Export: DXF, STD, SDNF, TXT, XLS
    Batch Analysis for command-line operation, programmatic access

    Not an ‘ANSYS’ or ‘NASTRAN’; VisualAnalysis is practical, down-to-earth friendly!
    Not a ‘turn-key’ system for building or truss design. You decide the layout, pick initial member sizes, etc. (No automatic total structural optimization.)
    Does not run inside or integrated with AutoCAD (or any other CAD tool)
    No internal pipe pressures
    No orthotropic materials (linear isotropic only)
    No solid (brick) elements
    No curved beams (you may simulate through ‘chords’)
    No staged loading
    No nonlinear buckling analysis, full plastic analysis, pushover analysis
    No pre-stressed or post-tensioned concrete design
    No specialized bridge design (multiple lanes, code checks)

    File Size: 13 MB

  • darwis86
    LifeTime Premium
    • Dec 2018 
    • 41 

    thank you..