Modeling a raft foundation

A raft or mat foundation is a solid reinforced concrete slab that sits directly on top of soil and spreads the load of the structure it supports over a large area. It is typically used when soil has a low bearing capacity or where the soil is unstable (i.e., soft...

Adding a Haunch in Frame

Haunches are usually added at the eaves and/or apex of a rigid portal frame.  Haunches enhance the economical design of rafters of portal frames, by reducing the required depth of the rafter. The greatest bending moment occurs at the eaves of a portal frame and...

Frame running in 2D

This article relates to the warning received in Frame when trying to open a 3D model. The warning message reads as follows: “Warning: You are switching from full 3D to 2D. Structure might appear flattened in XY plane. No data will be lost.” The issue...