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. GSA graphics interface upgrade

    GSA graphics interface upgrade
    1) Improve drawing in 3D
    2) improve sculpt capability:
    - snapping, trim/extend features
    - AutoCAD style drawing ability
    - move elements from node to node by picking these
    3) overcome mismatch of node display and node hot-spot
    4) improve visibility of annotation (e.g. draw in front of lines and fill)

    graphics

    132 votes
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    13 comments  ·  GSA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Change material properties between stages

    At present, users can change "beam, spring, mass, 2d element, link and cable" properties between stages. Introducing the option to toggle material properties between stages would be useful when you consider the following;
    In order to change material properties between stages, say for changing concrete from short term to long term properties, it is necessary to generate duplicate beam section entries for all elements, assign one set short term properties and long term properties to the other. Then a separate entry for each beam section property needs to be defined in the analysis stage properties window. If you had 100…

    88 votes
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    completed  ·  2 comments  ·  GSA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. GSA grid loading enhancements


    • Rationalise Grid Planes, to disassociate span directions

    • Introduce grid loading on 2D elements

    • Introduce Area loading

    • Allow loads to be applied in cylindrical axis directions

    object #tool

    83 votes
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  4. Dual screen capability

    Enable windows open on both screens.

    gui

    61 votes
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    completed  ·  6 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. GSA tapered elements and members


    • Specify by second property per element/member

    • Only permit tapering between sections of same shape

    Depends on 'Generalise section object'

    object

    56 votes
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    completed  ·  0 comments  ·  GSA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. IFC import/export

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

    interop

    42 votes
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  7. Make the FE meshing easier

    It seems the steps required to produce an FE mesh is more complicated then it should be (compared to other programs such as Midas and Lusas etc.). The user should be able to select a number of elements and nodes and within a few click or two pull up a dialog box, enter the mesh size etc. and then generate the mesh.

    29 votes
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  8. GSA brick elements

    tool #object #system

    27 votes
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  9. GSA steel design enhancements

    1) Auto-constraints
    * derive from connectivity to:

    * floor
    
    * connections
    * secondaries

    2) Auto-selection of section
    * section range
    * member grouping
    * minimum weight / minimum depth per group
    * option to optimise to specified utilisation factor
    * option to perform final analysis and re-do section checks followed by final deflection check
    3) Review output
    * Output at critical position, not at every position
    * Output steel design calculations (in a verbose or brief format) for envelopes
    4) Provide more visual representation of member restraints, and include this in the manual
    5) Improve clarity of check member-element relationships…

    23 votes
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  10. GSA mesh gen - column rigidity

    Allow convenient modelling of column rigidity in the mesh generation process.

    tool

    21 votes
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  11. GSA non-linear dynamic analysis

    nonlinear #dynamic #analysis

    19 votes
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  12. Compos continuous beams

    Design of continuous beams e.g. for checking cantilevers.

    compos #design

    18 votes
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    completed  ·  0 comments  ·  Compos  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. 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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  14. Generalise section objects

    Extend scope of standard sections such that a section can be shared between GSA, AdSec, ADC and Compos.
    To facilitate:
    *• transfer of data between programs without data loss or complex manipulations
    * cracked section analysis
    * tapered sections
    GSA cold-formed section properties
    * Add cold-formed purlins/girts to section database
    * Accommodate Cee and Zed section shapes
    GSA fabricated sections
    * Incorporate advanced section property calcs.
    * Implement in steel design (in a general, code independent, way??)
    GSA section insertion points
    * Section offset/insertion point options (top right, top center, top left, middle right, centroid, middle left, bottom right, bottom…

    8 votes
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    completed  ·  1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. GSA relative displacement output

    Relative displacement outputs of 1D element (DX, DY, DZ, DRx, DRy, DRz based on the local coordinate system of the element). Ie, relative displacement of two points. A rigid-body translation should give zero relative displacement for all components.

    report

    6 votes
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    completed  ·  1 comment  ·  GSA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. AdSec report stiffnesses

    Report effective flexural stiffness (EI) and axial stiffness (EA) based on Moment-Curvature relation

    report

    5 votes
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    completed  ·  0 comments  ·  Adsec  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. 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

    4 votes
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  18. 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.

  19. GSA smart chart view

    For all charts:
    * preserve data that defines chart for duration of view
    * allow chart view data to be edited, and view to be regenerated
    * include chart views in 'saved view' mechanism

    chart #system

    3 votes
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  20. 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
    HISTORYNODESET
    * staged construction keywords
    * export non-linear materials
    * automation of applying…

    4 votes
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