This video shows how to move from an analysis session to a design session. VIS is made up of a collection of separate tools, designed to work within the CSi programs. These tools are VIS proper, COMBINATOR, SECTION CUTTER and SPF.
- Hello again. This video shows how to move from an analysis session to a design session.
- VIS is made up of a collection of separate tools, designed to work within the CSi programs. These tools are VIS proper, COMBINATOR, SECTION CUTTER and SPF. More may come.
- All tools are fully integrated with the main CSi program. Fully integrated means the tools act as they are part of the main program itself, and allow you to move flawlessly back and forth, interacting with the model and exchanging data.
- The most important tool is VIS proper. It performs detailed design sessions.
- For this demo we’ll be using VIS proper in conjunction with SAP2000. This, you are looking at, is the SAP interface. It shows a finished model. Let’s say the analysis is done, you performed some preliminary SAP design, and are satisfied with model and member sizes.
- Time to decide which members you want to design in detail. You can select a few, or none. If you select none, the entire model will be included in the design session.
- Now open the SAP “Tool” menu, and click VIS.
- If this is not the first design session, the program will allow you to retain the previous work, for members that have not changed.
- Which of the many load combinations from the analysis do you want to use for design? Select those you need.
- Now the pertaining parts of the analysis model are transferred to the design model. A diagnostic routine will tell you if something is wrong.
- The features imported from analysis are geometry, section properties, internal forces at each member station, and for each combo.
- Done! You are now looking at the model through the VIS interface. Only the selected members are visible. The model is obviously like the SAP model. You will however notice differences in the graphics. Toolbar, menus and other features are now those of the VIS tool.
- We are now ready to start the design session….
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