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ETABS Automatically Generated Seismic and Wind Forces for Checking

ETABS Automatically Generated Seismic and Wind Forces for Checking

ETABS Automatically Generated Seismic and Wind Forces for Checking

(OP)
Hi Sirs,

Is there a way to retrieve the seismic and wind forces automatically calculated by ETABS and how they are distributed vertically and horizontally throughout the structure? I prefer forces plotted in the model using arrows but if there is none, forces in table format will do. The purpose for this is so that I can verify that the seismic and wind forces generated by the program were applied correctly.

By the way, the version I am using is still ETABS 2016 version 16.2.1 Build 1727

Thanks! Any help is appreciated.

RE: ETABS Automatically Generated Seismic and Wind Forces for Checking

You can view forces in tabular format using Display > Show Tables (ctrl+T). In there you'll be able to search for the relevant loads you're after.

You can also display them visually by Display > Load Assigns.

RE: ETABS Automatically Generated Seismic and Wind Forces for Checking

(OP)
Thanks Trenno! Display > Load Assigns > Joint is what I am looking for. So you can only see your generated forces when an analysis has already been run.

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