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.
Advance Design provides several climatic standards such as NV 2009 (France), NP082-04 / CR1-1-3-2005 (Romania), Eurocode 1, Canadian (NBC2010 or 2015) and US (ASCE 7-10) codes, with different national appendixes:
The choice is done in the global project's settings.
Automatically generated wind loads and snow loads on a structure
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.
Wind loads on multiple roofs
Wind loads on awning
Snow loads on multiple roofs
Snow accumulation on portal frames with a negative slope
You can automatically generate all the climatic loads on a structure in an efficient way, which saves a great amount of time:
The properties window for the snow and wind case families
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
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
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.
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