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NOTE: Small changes in properties or loading conditions may cause large changes in nonlinear response. For this reason, it is important to consider many different load cases, and to perform sensitivity studies on the effect of varying properties of the structure.

Articles

Tutorials

TitleDescriptionProgram

2D-view cutting planes

Setting the tolerance for cutting planes within 2D views such that all desired objects are displayed.

SAP2000

Cold-formed steel truss

This tutorial demonstrates the modeling of a cold-formed steel truss system.

SAP2000

Create circular openings

Circular openings may be created within area objects, and the surrounding mesh may be improved.

SAP2000

Steel-frame pipe rack

A detailed and extensive procedure which describes the modeling, analysis, and design of a 3D steel-frame pipe rack system.

SAP2000

Using the graphical user interface

Tips and tricks for efficiently using the graphical user interface to develop models in SAP2000 and ETABS.

ETABS, SAP2000

Vibrating-machinery steel skid on piles

This tutorial demonstrates the modeling of vibrating machinery and its connection to a steel-skid structural system.

SAP2000