Structural feedback – BIG ideas

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  1. IFC import/export

    Add IFC import and export options into GSA to facilitate links with any compatible program

    #interop

    43 votes
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      4 comments  ·  GSA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • GSA brick elements

      #tool #object #system

      27 votes
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        completed  ·  0 comments  ·  GSA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • GSA to Revit 2015 Interoperability

        With the release of Revit 2105 not far away, will the current GSRevit link work? Or how long will it be before the link is available?

        13 votes
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        • GSA PVC and PTFE structural fabric material libraries

          * Implement ‘non-linear material models for coated woven fabrics'.
          * Material libraries for standard PVC and PTFE structural fabrics

          #fabric #object

          5 votes
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            0 comments  ·  GSA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • revit

            Improve the communication between Revit and GSA, where families are consistent which means GSA changes can be fed back into Revit without the need for changing the Revit model.

            4 votes
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              1 comment  ·  GSA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              completed  ·  Chris Kaethner responded

              Updates made to this part of GsRevit in GSA 8.7.
              We’re interested in hearing of further requirements.

            • GSA to LS-DYNA Exporter

              Improve the existing GSA to LS-DYNA exporter, to include (some of):
              * documentation of exisitng capabilities
              * don't export standard materials unless referenced
              * make section/part numbering and referencing in ELEMENT_* cards consistent
              * more control over beam types
              * fix distributed beam load export
              * user control over shear area conversion
              * avoid need to edit k file before implicit static analysis
              * export load combos as define curves for implicit static analysis
              * export tied interfaces
              * export storey displacement nodes as *DATABASE_HISTORY_NODE_SET
              * staged construction keywords
              * export non-linear materials
              * automation of applying ramped gravity with…

              4 votes
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              • GSA object builder

                Provide a new control encompassing a graphics palette and object editor.
                Graphics Palette:
                * Direct (modeless) access to a wide range of graphics options
                (largely replacing the Graphic Display and Display Favourites toolbars)
                * Customisable toolbars
                Attribute painter:
                * Replaces Data Defaults
                * Object editor
                * Populate with selected item(s)
                * Replaces Modify Nodes and Modify Elements
                * Entity property painter

                #gui #tool

                3 votes
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                  4 comments  ·  GSA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Intermediate Results for Member in Output Table

                  It would be good to have the option to get intermediate Results also for Members not only for Elements in an output table.
                  e.g. that you can say I want the forces from Member XY at 25% 50% and 75%.

                  A List with which Elements are part of which member would be also helpful:

                  Element Member
                  1 1
                  2 1
                  3 1
                  4 2
                  5 2
                  ...

                  3 votes
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                  • GSA 64 bit

                    * implement 64 bit version of GSA
                    * revamp section database handling
                    * separate legacy links (e.g. GSI, CIS) into 32 bit app.

                    #system

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                    • GSA RMS velocity output

                      Output RMS velocity from Resonant analysis.

                      #footfall #analysis

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                        0 comments  ·  GSA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • GSA wall element

                        Implement wall elementto avoid need to mesh walls, esp. shear walls
                        - should include the ability to be grouped to produce group results (like "piers" in ETABS), especially for response spectrum results (ref. ID151'GSA entity sub-grouping / components')

                        #object #analysis

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                        • GSA RC slab auto pattern loading

                          * Implement for floor slabs
                          * Comply with HK codes

                          #tool

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                          • GSA 2D load element

                            Introduce 2D load elements that distribute load to surrounding beams, but have no stiffness.
                            - linear 2D only
                            - specify as load element in 2D Elem. Prop.
                            - specify span type, and, if one-way, span direction wrt local x in 2D Elem. Prop.
                            - can be several beam elements per edge
                            - geometry checks not done

                            #object

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                              0 comments  ·  GSA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 1 vote
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                                completed  ·  0 comments  ·  GSA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 1 vote
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                                • GSA faster eigensolver

                                  #modal #analysis

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                                  • GSA RC beam auto pattern loading

                                    Comply with HK codes.

                                    #rcmem #tool

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                                    • GSA curved members

                                      - expand to number of straight elements
                                      - define as curved lines

                                      #object #tool

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                                      • Section torsion constant calculator

                                        Provide option in the section wizard to calculate the torsion constant for a section.

                                        #section #tool

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                                        • GSA comments in load tables

                                          Add Comments column to all load tables.

                                          #object

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