List of SAP2000 Tutorials
An overview of the design-check procedure for steel-frame structural systems.
Design reinforced-concrete columns and beams while considering combined performance measures and interaction-surface output.
Overview of the procedure for time-history analysis.
Guidelines for performing pushover analysis.
Guidelines for acceleration-load application in an arbitrary direction. Applicable to static, modal, and buckling load cases.
Introductory tutorial for using section cuts.
Several approaches to the modeling of composite sections.
A detailed and extensive procedure which describes the modeling, analysis, and design of a 3D steel-frame pipe rack system.
Guidelines and tutorial for modeling haunched steel-girder bridges.
This tutorial provides an introduction to the assignment of joint patterns.
Use the Section Designer to create a bulb-girder section with rounded corners.
Create custom cross sections by drawing polygonal shapes within the section designer, then modify or add to their geometry through reshape mode or interactive database editing.
Guidelines for defining vertical and horizontal layout lines, also known as baselines.
Guidelines for creating complicated joint patterns using interactive database editing.
Guidelines for importing frame properties from shape libraries.
Options and an example of how to obtain results for individual stages of a staged-construction load case.
An overview of the tuned-mass damper and guidelines for modeling the device.
Changing the confinement characteristics for reinforced-concrete Caltrans sections within the Section Designer.
Modify joints and apply constraints such that a pin connection allows crossing members to translate freely.
Guidelines for the manual modification of bridge bearings automatically created by the bridge modeler.
Create and modify a concrete bent which features a nonprismatic cap beam. Materials, sections, grids, and supports are defined.
This tutorial demonstrates point-, line-, and area-load application to bridge objects.
Procedure for initiating influence-based moving-load analysis.
Procedure for initiating step-by-step moving-load analysis.
Tutorial included in the SAP2000 bridge-examples document.
Model from the SAP2000 Bridge Examples document.
Tutorial included with the SAP2000 Bridge Examples document.
Example bridge model from the Bridge Seismic Design Request manual.
Procedure for developing a model with variable girder spacing.
Guidelines and tutorial for creating a steel-girder bridge with variable flange thickness.
Setting the tolerance for cutting planes within 2D views such that all desired objects are displayed.
This tutorial describes a manual modeling process for wall-type bents within bride objects.
Walk-Thru Example for Shear Wall Building Assessment in Perform-3D
Procedure for modeling simply supported shells and coordinating their support systems.
This page provides the cable-stayed bridge model that is described in the CSiLoadOptimizer Technical Note.
Tutorial that provides some tips for building bridge models manually via the commands on the Advanced tab.
Circular openings may be created within area objects, and the surrounding mesh may be improved.
Basic introduction to using time dependent material properties
PowerPoint presentations are attached which provide detailed examples of a 2-span PCC-girder bridge with three different foundation types. A step-by-step modeling procedure, with detailed descriptions and sketches, outlines the process.
Tips and tricks for efficiently using the graphical user interface to develop models in SAP2000 and ETABS.
Basic introduction to hinge application in CSiBridge.
Basic introduction to hinge application in SAP2000.
This tutorial provides guidelines for the application of loading induced by water pressure on an area object.
This tutorial demonstrates the modeling of vibrating machinery and its connection to a steel-skid structural system.
Procedure for setting up step-by-step moving-load analysis.
Application of point loads in the radial direction using the Advanced Joint Coordinate Axes feature.
Perform moment-curvature analysis on custom sections developed within the Section Designer.
This tutorial provides guidelines for lane definition according to either layout-line or frame-object configuration.
The process for renumbering structural joints is outlined in this tutorial.
Procedure for setting up influence-based moving-load analysis.
This tutorial explains how interactive database editing allows users to create and copy load combinations from one model to another.
Use interactive database editing to create and copy frame section properties between models.
This tutorial demonstrates the modeling of a cold-formed steel truss system.
Basic guidelines for modeling of cable-stayed bridges.
Procedure for locating the center of mass for a structural system.
The process for determining center of gravity is given in this tutorial.
Tutorial describing how to merge two models.
Demonstration of how to apply parametric variation to the deck width and girder spacing of bridge object with skewed abutments.
Demonstration of how to apply parametric variation to bridge object with skewed abutments
Describes procedure for defining lanes from frames in CSiBridge.
Modeling of pulley assembly with the primary goal of applying the pulley assembly loads to the structure.
Use CSiBridge to model a composite steel-girder bridge based on that from the LRFD Design Example, Steel Girder Superstructure Bridge (FHWA NHI-04-041).