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ETABS v17 - No More RAM Concept Floor Meshes?

ETABS v17 - No More RAM Concept Floor Meshes?

ETABS v17 - No More RAM Concept Floor Meshes?

Have CSI finally realised their meshing capabilities were sub par? Very keen to test this out. I assume they've replicated the SAP mesher into ETABS.


RE: ETABS v17 - No More RAM Concept Floor Meshes?

I hope so! Color me excited.

As you mentioned, CSI's meshing options have always felt like the weakest point of the programs features. I always have to end up hand meshing items in CSI programs, as the auto mesh options always seem terrible/crashes completely.

RE: ETABS v17 - No More RAM Concept Floor Meshes?

After a brief test of the new version, I'm actually quite impressed with this new meshing capability.

The default option is such that the mesh automatically updates for each floor when you have the model unlocked and move a column or introduce an opening.

Haven't tried it on a big model, but the speed seems to be pretty sharp.

RE: ETABS v17 - No More RAM Concept Floor Meshes?

I haven't totally been impressed by it. It doesn't bake the mesh into the FE model. To be honest I have tried to extract point results output from the automesh. This can be a bit problematic.

RE: ETABS v17 - No More RAM Concept Floor Meshes?

from where can i install ETABS v17?

RE: ETABS v17 - No More RAM Concept Floor Meshes?

Purchase a licence through CSI. Or contact them directly?

RE: ETABS v17 - No More RAM Concept Floor Meshes?

Am currently modelling a mosque, after the modeling and defining and assigning all the requirements and checking the model, I tried to run the analysis it started and after a while it stopped without any message, when I checked the details it says analyzing. And it remains in this state without any prompt for so long.
I tried modelling a small structure like a portal, I get same thing, what could be wrong? I am using Etabs 16.2.1
Please this is urgent.


RE: ETABS v17 - No More RAM Concept Floor Meshes?

You should probably have started a new thread, but I'll have a go at helping you.

When this happens, it's usually a critical fault with your model. Open the model log - surely it will state the reason why the program abandoned the analysis.

Check your model is restrained with the appropriate supports. Check that things are actually connected together. Check you've actually set some load cases to run.

RE: ETABS v17 - No More RAM Concept Floor Meshes?

I must say, I may have got my hopes up too soon. From what I understand the user isn't able to specify the mesh element size.

RE: ETABS v17 - No More RAM Concept Floor Meshes?

It's the only thread I found that has ETABS 17 in its topic so I just say it here.
I had a model in version 16.2 and it needed some changes. I did the changes in ETABS 17 but it shows no analysis results what so ever. Even dough the model has no warning and no negative stiffness and Last Analysis Run Log says "analysis complete". In fact I tried many other models which had no problem running in older versions and still no results. "status" for all of the load cases in "Set Load Cases To Run" is "NotRun" and I set all of them to run. It seems like I'm making some obvious mistake somewhere! I'll be grateful if someone can help.

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