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ETABS now allows to analize tension-only (cable) elements.

ETABS now allows to analize tension-only (cable) elements.

ETABS now allows to analize tension-only (cable) elements.

In ETABS 8.4.2 a new feature (undocumented, as always with CSI) was introduced that allows a line to accept a fixed percentage of tension or compression.  If you set the compression percentage to zero, the element will become a cable!!!  That feature was expected for a long time and finally is here.

RE: ETABS now allows to analize tension-only (cable) elements.

This is nice.
Could you tell me if you know a place for downloading an trial upgrade v8.42.

RE: ETABS now allows to analize tension-only (cable) elements.

Well, the only place I download CSI software is at their site (www.CSIBerkeley.com). Try finding a demo version there.


RE: ETABS now allows to analize tension-only (cable) elements.

I want to kindly ask you something about eccentricities in Response Spectrum Case (v8.3.5 and higher).
1. What does it means "Eccentricities Ratio":
0.05 = 5% ?
2. The program multiply this eccentricity ratio with the building width perpendicular to the Earthquake direction?
3. I have a Response Spectum Case containing input on 2 directions (X and Y), what means in this case "Eccentricities Ratio"? The program will took the value and multiply it with the building widths per X and Y for each input component?
Thank you

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