Reinforced Concrete Beams and Columns


In the case of columns and beams, information such as geometry, material, concrete assumptions, etc. is synchronized when transferring the elements to the Reinforced Concrete module.

Discover more info about the RC Beam module and RC Column module in their dedicated online help pages.

Geometry and material

Geometry and material

Geometry and material

Element geometry and material settings are transferred from and into Advance Design when the element is synchronized with the module.

If the geometry of a column is modified in the Reinforced Concrete module, the user can choose to also modify it in Advance Design or keep the changes locally.

Material and geometry



Update command

Geometry options

If the changes are applied to the Advance Design model, the FEM results will be invalidated; the user must redo the FEM calculation and update the models with the new results.

Design Module Template

The Design Module Template option is also available for columns. Pay attention that the settings defined in Advance Design have priority when it comes to information transferred to the module.

Other information synchronized with the module includes the confinement constraints, steel ductility class, settings for the stress-strain law for reinforcement, concrete covers, fire settings and other settings that have a correspondent in the Reinforced Concrete module.

Design Module Template for beams and columns

In addition, global information that is only available in Reinforced Concrete Calculation Settings is transferred to all elements designed in the Reinforced Concrete Module.

Calculation settings

Information transferred to the Reinforced Concrete Modules

Transfer of super element to RC Beam module

With Advance Design, it is possible to transfer a multi-span RC beam modelled from single spans to the beam module. For this, it is necessary to create a superelement with these spans.

Continuous beam from single spans modelled as a superelement

Continuous beam from single spans modelled as a superelement

This solution has many advantages, including the possibility of treating it as a continuous beam with different parameters for individual spans (for example, section depth).


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