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Coping Loads

Coping Loads

Coping Loads

Hello All,
How can I Copy Area loads from First to second floors?
I tried copy- Global but it just copy elements
Thank you

RE: Coping Loads

RISA-3D or RISAFloor?

For RISA-3D, you could copy the joints that define the area loads up to the upper floor. That would do it.

For RISAFloor, when you create the floor, you should be able to base it off of an existing floor (I believe). Though I haven't used that program in a few years.

RE: Coping Loads

For the Risa 3D I copy The Floor With the loads and nodes but the program copy only the elements with no loads

RE: Coping Loads

If you don't have the nodes selected when you perform your copy, it won't copy the area loads as those are node dependent and not member dependent.

Also, when you click global copy, there's a check box indicating copy loads on the left hand side. You need to make sure that's clicked.

RE: Coping Loads

Piggybacking off of jayrod, see the screenshot below:

Note that this is in version 20. If you are using version 17 or earlier, your copy box will look different.

RE: Coping Loads

Duplicate the load to a new line in the Member Area Load Table and then manually change the label of the loads that are defining it.

RE: Coping Loads

thank you all It worked out One more question Is there any problem if nodes duplicated?

RE: Coping Loads

You could do a full model merge and the program will usually take care of duplicate nodes.

RE: Coping Loads

Yes, duplicate nodes at the same location are not, themselves, connected. So, any things that are connected to the different nodes can't talk to each other, unless you manually constrain the first node to follow the second node.

If you look at the deflected shape for members defined to 2 different nodes, they will deflect separately and spread apart from each other, because nothing is forcing them to deflect together. In general, the deflected shape is a great way to visually see if your model is all connected as you thought it should be.

As jayrod points out, the Full Model Merge command fixes duplicate nodes.

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