MODELING 


 Easy & fast CAD based modeling

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CAD Based Modeling

  • Define members by a way of drawing lines in CAD
  • Use snap points, or define a member by specifying the coordinates of the member end points
  • Various editing functionality such as Extend / Trim / Offset
  CAD Tracing
  • Assign members on CAD tracing lines
  • Snap points on intersect or end points of CAD tracing
  • Auto-generation of members by recognizing CAD layer

 

 

Auto-generation of members

  • Auto-generation of members using Cad Tracing (Walls, Columns and Beams)
  • Auto-generation of slab by recognizing closed area

 

 

 

Member offset

  • Set the reference of section to the top of beam or slabmembers
  • Members auto-cut or merged reflecting the connectivity between member types

 

 

Accurate analytical model simulation
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Accurate construction shape simulation

  • Plate-Beam member
  • Wall-Column member
  • Arc Wall member

 

 

 

 

 

Multi-tower building

  • Wind and seismic loads assigned by towers
  • Auto-generation of floor diaphragm for each tower

 

 

 

 

Multiple diaphragms

  • Define multiple diaphragms for diverse mass centers in the identical floor level
  • Automatic generation of diaphragm by floors

 

 

 

Opening

  • Define members by a way of drawing lines in CAD
  • Use snap points, or define a member by specifying the coordinates of the member end points
  • Various editing functionality such as Extend / Trim / Offset

 

 

LOADING & ANALYSIS 


Practical loading definition for building design

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Define slab load

  • Definition of slab loads to slab members
  • Easy revision of applied loading value and area

 

 

 

 

 

Define wind & seismic loads

  • Auto-generation of wind and seismic loadings for a building
  • Loading profile and report generation
  • Seismic loading input due to Response Spectrum function

 

 

 

 

Define wind & seismic loads

  • Auto-generation of wind and seismic loadings for a building
  • Loading profile and report generation
  • Seismic loading input due to Response Spectrum function

 

 

 

 

Define loading functions

  • Loading definition in the form of a user-defined function
  • Definition of soil pressure loading using geotechnical investigation results
  • Change the loading positions by moving the member

 

 

Advanced analysis features
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Parametric design using analysis cases

  • Significantly fast analysis speed for linear static, modal, buckling, crane and construction stage analysis
  • Create various analysis cases composed of combinations of Members + Loads + Boundary Conditions of the modeling data, which can be separately or jointly analyzed, or coupled analysis can be performed
  • Combine member force results of various analysis cases as required at the design stage

 

 

 

 

Auto-generation of mesh reflecting connections between members

  • Auto-create an analytical model from a geometric shape model for which midas nGen creates fictitious nodes at the connection positions where members meet.

 

 

 

 

 

Direct Analysis Method

  • As a new design method for stability, Direct Analysis Method (DAM) is available which includes nominal geometric imperfection and stiffness reduction effects directly within the structural analysis for more accurate structural behavior.

 

 

 

 

DESIGN


 Auto-generation of high-quality outputs  Member quantities and interface system
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Structural calculation report

  • Auto-arrange modeling and analysis result graphics to be inserted in the report from Grid / Plan information
  • User specified templates to use identical report format repetitively
  • One click to generate a structural calculation report integrated with modeling, drawing and analysis result data

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Structural drawings

  • Generate and edit structural drawings from midas Drawing of a 2D CAD environment
  • Auto-generate Column Layout Plan / Framing Plans / Elevations /Sections / Loading Plans / Equipment Pad Layout / Member List
  • Create sections from framing plans at desired locations on plans in real time
  • Use specified templates to define the CAD properties of all the autogenerated drawing composition entities. Freely change the templates as necessary

 

 

 

 

Structural calculation report

  • Quantity calculations by lengths of a unit member and member groups
  • Compilation of quantities based on center-to-center of members or lengths considering the member joints
  • Quantities of steel members by steel grades / classification of concrete compressive strengths
  • Quantities by rebar diameters
  • Calculation of formwork areas / fireproofing / anticorrosive agent area

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct Analysis Method

  • Loading definition in the form of a user-defined function
  • Definition of soil pressure loading using geotechnical investigation results
  • Change the loading positions by moving the member

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUTPUTS


Optimal steel section and reinforcement calculations

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2D member design

  • Optimal rebar placement for wall and slab members
  • Summary and detail design report for 2D members

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Calculation of optimal steel sections
  • Perform steel section calculations through searching for optimal sections from the section database on the basis of the target strength ratios of all the design categories including relative displacements
  • Control the range of section sizes by member groups while keeping the auto-control of limiting sections by member connection conditions

Steel Section Optimal Design

  • Search for optimal sections satisfying the target stiffness specified for each design category
  • Calculate the total member sections based on the continuity of members and their constructability
  • Obtain design member forces after new analysis
  • Perform design checks

 

 

 

 

 

Calculation of optimal reinforcing steel

  • Calculate the reinforcement of minimum quantity reflecting the positions and spacing of rebars with respect to the width and depth of the member based on the target strength ratio for each design category
  • In case of plate members, auto-calculate the reinforcement corresponding to the x/y local directions

Rebar Placement Optimal Design

  • Calculate the member capacity satisfying the target design strength ratio for each design category
  • Calculate the minimum reinforcement ratio of the most unfavorable member for each member group
  • Calculate the reinforcement in reference to the bar placement range settings by section sizes
  • Perform design checks

 

 

 

Auto-definition of design parameters by members

  • Auto-define design parameters as per design codes by design positions
  • Set design parameters all at once, and check / edit the data in a table form
  • Check auto-calculated design parameters such as unbraced lengths in contour graphics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advanced analysis features
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Auto-generation of load combinations

  • Auto-generate load combinations using a template by load types based on a specified design code
  • Mange the design code based load combination templates through implementing user defined database

 

 

 

 

 

Graphical design evaluation results

  • Check the design results of the total model through strength ratios represented in colored graphics of design assessment categories
  • Classify the design assessment categories considering the specified target ratio

 

 

 

 

 

Detail design results check

  • Select a member from the model view and generate a structural calculation report in the Word format
  • Assess the detail design results of all the design check items by members in a table