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ETABS - Show tributary area

ETABS - Show tributary area

ETABS - Show tributary area

I would like to visualize on the etabs model the output of the calculation of the tributary areas of a concrete floor (slab) on the columns, in order to check the results with the manual calculation. Is it possible to show it graphically (with lines that determinate the area that goes to each column)?
thank you.

RE: ETABS - Show tributary area

I don't believe it is possible to graphically display. There is a table output for calculated trib areas, but no graphical display of it.

try Calcs.app and let me know what you think

RE: ETABS - Show tributary area

Assign a 1 psf load and then check the reaction for that load case. The reaction will be the tributary area.

RE: ETABS - Show tributary area

Use Visicon to open ETABS file you can see visually tributary area for each column. The tributary area is estimated but good enough to see where the loads go to.

RE: ETABS - Show tributary area

Hi @daniele15, I don't think it's possible in ETABS, but I've used tribby3d in the past to calculate and display tributary areas of columns and walls. Might be worth looking into.

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