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SLAB ON GRADE

The soil-structure interaction is an important component in the design of a building or any structure in general. In order to improve the productivity for SAFI software users, an automatic slab on grade generation function has been added.

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Steel Calculator

TORSION AND WARPING

It is important to note that the torsional stiffness of an open section is function of the warping end conditions as well as the location of the torsional load. Thus, the distribution of the forces in the structure having members resisting torsion may differ whether this option is enabled or disabled.

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PUNCHING SHEAR ANALYSIS

The punching shear analysis is directly linked to any joints that has been defined as a slab support of type column in the concrete tab of a joint properties. By defining the geometrical properties of a slab supporting joint, the program will determine the shear perimeter around the support.

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2015 NBCC CODE

The latest revision of the National Building Code of Canada (NBCC-2015) has been integrated to the SAFI program (SAFI version 11). This integration takes place in the seismic analysis, the regional data and the automated load combinations.

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Structural Aluminum design

COLD-FORMED STEEL DESIGN AISI S100-16 AND CSA S136-16

The latest revision of the GSE STEEL DESIGN enables structural steel designers to design cold-formed steel members based on the North American specification for the design of cold-formed steel structural members covering Canada (CSA S136-16), the United States and Mexico (AISI S100-16).

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ANIMATION FEATURE

Introducing the animation feature in SAFI. The next release of SAFI will now allow the user to animate results from different types of analysis.

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