Structural feedback – BIG ideas

This feedback forum is for your magnificent ideas for Oasys Structural software: major new features, significant changes to existing functionality, – suggestions that will impact on our development plan. These will be considered and prioritized in consultation with the Regional Panel.

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  1. improve revit link

    The amount of processing needed on a GSA model of a slab and wall structure once it has been exported from Revit means that the models quickly diverge. The goal should be to maintain a single (BIM) model so that any changes in the geometry (Revit) model can be quickly exported to create a usable GSA model.

    Detailed notes from a GSA User (with no Revit experience) on the issues from a recent complex 3D model will be attached as a comment on this idea.

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  2. GSA design - Eurocodes

    The elastic plastic ratio was used for BS. It enabled to restrain the maximum ratio between elastic and plastic capacity for the bending capacity of the section. When the ratio is set to 1, the section is designed with the elastic capacity.
    This ratio is not taken into account anymore for Eurocodes. Hence, if a section is Class 1, it is automatically checked for bending with its plastic capacity.
    However, some countries prefer to design the sections as Class 3 (elastic capacity) even though they are Class 1. So the elastic/plastic ratio option is convenient.
    Is it possible to keep…

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  3. Oasys GSA - productivity


    • It was useful to have Nodes/Elements/Section library in a tab easy to access. Now if we want to access section properties, we need to go in data explorer/properties/section library (3 clicks).


    • In section library, it was great to see the section properties - so we can easily see the area and inertia of the section and see when we modify a section what is the impact on the area and inertia.


    • In the design layer, it was useful to have design properties like section library - so we could assign easily effective lengths to a group of sections and design…

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  4. Improve RC Detailing links with Revit

    Would be great to include and extract accurate reinforcement detailing designs from GSA into Revit models for all structural elements, flat slabs being the biggest challenge. I appreciate the restrictions on placement of placing rebar within revit may be a problem at that end too but somehow finding a way to map reinforcement from GSA to Revit would improve efficiency in :
    - translating designs into published / buildable information.
    - reduce misinterpretation of design to detailing.
    - improve efficiency of production of rebar drawing and bending
    schedule information.
    This may even require a Cadtools add-in within Revit to transfer…

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  5. option to make analysis tasks from combinations

    Combinations and permutations are a powerful tool.

    I have a model with compression only springs, so I cannot use superpostition and can't really use the combinations option. I am having to build every permutation and loadcase factor into a task individually. I have about a 1000 after simplfiying. It is quite painful.

    An option to push a combination of perumtations into a solid set of tasks that allows non-lienar elments to be worked with easily would be nice.

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  6. Assemblies with more number of internal points - curved assemblies

    Assemblies with more number of internal points - allowing for 'Cubic Spline Interpolation' for best curve fitting methodology

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  7. Assemblies with more number of internal points - curved assemblies

    Assemblies with more number of internal points - allowing for 'Cubic Spline Interpolation' for best curve fitting methodology

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  8. Make GSA Buildings more of a building modelling tool

    Allow for storeys to be isolated and worked with individually (I think that the current "Views" and "Curr. Grid" approach is confusing and doesn't isolate levels properly. Similarly allow for views on gridlines or other defined vertical sections or sloped surfaces.
    Allow for .dwgs or .dxfs to be imported only a level or a section to be used as an underlay to compare or trace structure. This will help with line loads for walls for example.
    The automatic mesh gen should include the shape of the columns on a floor slab to create rigid column/slab connections based on actual column…

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  9. Separate Licenses for Design Codes and Materials to make licenses cheaper for Smaller Companies

    If Oasys Adsec can separate the licenses for different materials and codes so that users can only use and pay for what they need (similar to Bentley's system), that would make it more feasible for companies to provide a license for each employee. This also makes it feasible for smaller companies to use Oasys software.

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  10. GSA stiffness charts

    Option to display stiffness chart for an assembly.

    chart

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  11. GSA case description display of envelope permutations

    In envelope cases, results are given by permutation rather than the load case no. Allow display by case numbers.

    report

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  12. GsRelax member buckling nominated load case

    In member buckling, allow only part of the load to be increased.

    nonlin #buckling #analysis

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  13. GSA Winkler springs?

    object #analysis

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  15. GSA modal force output

    Output the calculated modal force from a periodic/harmonic analysis.

    report #harmonic #analysis

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  17. GSA reduced beam section (FEMA 350)

    RBS (Reduced Beam Section) MF connection option (eg see http://www.sdceng.com/images/RBSectionSamplePrintout.pdf)

    seismic

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  18. GSA user defined chart view

    User defined chart view where x and y-axis could be chosen from output results or analysis cases.

    chart

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  19. GSA display of Pdisp data

    Display soil model data for raft analysis.

    raft #piledraft #graphics

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