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 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. GSA brick elements

    #tool #object #system

    27 votes
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  5. 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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  6. GSA mesh gen - column rigidity

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

    #tool

    21 votes
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  7. GSA non-linear dynamic analysis

    #nonlinear #dynamic #analysis

    19 votes
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  8. Compos continuous beams

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

    #compos #design

    18 votes
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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    completed  ·  Chris Kaethner responded

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

  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 2 votes
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  16. 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

    1 vote
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  17. GSA RMS velocity output

    Output RMS velocity from Resonant analysis.

    #footfall #analysis

    1 vote
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  18. 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

    1 vote
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  19. GSA RC slab auto pattern loading

    * Implement for floor slabs
    * Comply with HK codes

    #tool

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  20. 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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