Advance Design - Climatic Loads Generator


Modeling and defining the values of all climatic loads is a time-consuming process and a source of possible errors. The amount of time spent for the calculation of climatic effects can be significantly reduced, while assuring more accurate results. You can obtain in no time the climatic loads intensity and distribution on your structure using a fast and easy-to-use Advance Design function: the 3D Climatic loads generator.

The Climatic loads generator automatically creates the climatic loads (i.e., wind and snow) and their corresponding load cases according to the selected climatic standard.

Implemented Eurocode 1 and National specific standards

Advance Design provides several climatic standards such as NV 2009 (France), NP082-04 / CR1-1-3-2005 (Romania) and Eurocode 1 with different national appendixes:
  • General
  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Romania
  • Germany
  • Czech Republic
The choice is done in the global project's settings.

Implemented Eurocode 1 and National specific standards

Wide applicability

The climatic loads can be generated on a wide variety of structures, considering the configuration of the windwalls, which distribute the loads towards the supporting elements.

Advance Design: Automatically generated wind loads and snow loads on a structure
Automatically generated wind loads and snow loads on a structure

Advance Design: Automatically generated wind loads on a signboard
Automatically generated wind loads on a signboard

The structure and roof shape is taken into account, therefore you can create loads on portal frames, parapet walls, lattice structures, scaffolding elements, buildings with dominant face, panels, horizontal roofs, two slopes roofs, isolated roofs, protruding roofs, roofs with awning, etc.

Examples of automatic generation of climatic loads on various structures

• Wind loads on multiple roofs
Advance Design: Wind loads on multiple roofs
• Wind loads on awning
Advance Design: Wind loads on awning


• Snow loads on multiple roofs
Advance Design: Snow loads on multiple roofs
• Snow accumulation on portal frames with a negative slope
Advance Design: Snow accumulation on portal frames with a negative slope

Fast and easy generation of accurate snow and wind loads

You can automatically generate all the climatic loads on a structure in an efficient way, which saves a great amount of time:
  • Select the appropriate climatic standard.
  • Generate windwalls on 3D structures.
  • Create load case families for snow or / and wind and configure the advanced properties (if necessary).

Fast and easy generation of accurate snow and wind loads
The properties window for the snow and wind case families

  • Access the snow and wind loads values map to define the structure location.
With a single click, the values of the wind speed, wind pressure, snow load and exceptional snow loads on the structure faces and roof are automatically defined according to the selected region:

Access the snow and wind loads values map to define the structure location
Automatically updated values, according to the selected structure location Eurocode 1 with French Appendix: Snow EN 1991-1-3 NF and Wind EN 1991-1-4 NF


Access the snow and wind loads values map to define the structure location
Automatically updated values, according to the selected structure location Eurocode 1 with UK Appendix: Snow EN 1991-1-3 BS and Wind EN 1991-1-4 BS

  • Launch the climatic generator.

Advance Design: Launch the climatic generator

The climatic load cases and loads are automatically displayed in the graphic area and also, in the Pilot, in the corresponding loads family, providing access to an efficient management:

Advance Design: climatic load cases and loads are automatically displayed

Accurate and prompt update

If the structure or the loads properties are modified after generating the climatic loads, a single click is enough to update the loads, according to the new conditions.

Advance Design: Accurate and prompt update

The climatic generator – a reliable function

Several validation tests have been developed to assure the quality of the climatic loads generator output on various types of structures and geometries. Our tests database includes models with portal frames, high structures, signboards, structures with horizontal roof, protruding roof, two slopes roof, four slopes roof, multispan roof, roofs with pitch < 5 degrees, etc.