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Check out the New ETABS 2016 Release Note!!! Great improvements!!!

Check out the New ETABS 2016 Release Note!!! Great improvements!!!

Check out the New ETABS 2016 Release Note!!! Great improvements!!!

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Lock at the new features of the ETABS 2016:
Release note here:

https://www.csiamerica.com/products/etabs/releases

MSc. Eng. Serguei Joa
Structural Engineer
Bouygues Batiment International, Cuba.

RE: Check out the New ETABS 2016 Release Note!!! Great improvements!!!

My top picks for this release:

1) An enhancement has been made to increase efficiency of creation of area meshes between analysis runs by saving them. Saved meshes are deleted on a story-by-story basis if changes are made that would affect the mesh.

2) An enhancement has been made to the design output table "Shear Wall Pier Summary" by adding several new columns to report the values of compressive stress, compressive stress limit, neutral axis depth (c), and neutral-axis depth limit (climit) for the following design codes: ACI 318-14, ACI 318-11, ACI 318-08, ACI 530-11, AS 3600-09, CSA A23.3-14, CSA A23.3-04, Eurocode 2-2004, KBC 2009, Mexican RCDF 2004, and NZS 101:2006.

3) An enhancement was made to add tool buttons to the "View" toolbar to toggle visibility of joints, frames, areas, links, and tendons in the active window.

RE: Check out the New ETABS 2016 Release Note!!! Great improvements!!!

Big one for us is slab design with PT and vibration. RAM Concept is current industry leader for two-way PT slab design but with their licensing nonsense that they've been doing, there's a big opening for someone else to up their game and take that away. Seems like CSI's giving it a good shot. I know they had SAFE that could do it before, but not fully integrating it with ETABS takes it to a totally different level.

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