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SAFE not responding when running model imported from ETABS

SAFE not responding when running model imported from ETABS

SAFE not responding when running model imported from ETABS


I am involved in a project with a 30-storey tall building. As there is a transfer plate in the building, I try to import the storey from ETABS to SAFE to analyze the thick plate. The problem I encounter is, every time I try to run analysis in SAFE, the program is not responding and shows "Creating Analysis Model: (40.0%) Elements - Task 7 of 15" in the status bar. No errors or warnings are reported either in ETABS or in SAFE. I just have no idea what's going wrong. Does anyone encounter this before or know about this?

Grateful if somebody can help. Thanks.

RE: SAFE not responding when running model imported from ETABS


I am going thru the same step in my work, so have some arguments that may help you.

1 ETABS outputs only one storey data into the SAFE file, so it is not relevant how many storeys you have within the ETABS model.

2 In dependence on the number of loads and combinations you have exported to SAFE, that will be the volume of information to consider for the analysis.

3 From the personal experience: I have exported a 2000 square meters slab, and couldn't run on my laptop (2.o GHz dual Core processor and 3 Gb RAM) it just crashed every time I tried to run the model. Finally I could finalize the analysis on a hp Z400 Workstation, (2.66 quad Core cpu and 12Gb Ram) so for me it was a computer resources issue and still it took 15 minutes to run the analysis and design.

So I recommend to you to compare your computer, the size of your model and of course the versions of both softwares (in my case ETABS 2015 15.1 and SAFE 14.1.1)

Hope to be useful.

MSc. Eng. Serguei Joa
Tel: +5352460358
mail: sm.joa@bouygues.cu

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