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I have submitted a request to IES.  Just thought I'd
ask here as well.  Sorry if I offended.

John Riley

--- Eli Grassley <elig(--nospam--at)psm-engineers.com> wrote:

> Why don't you ask the IES tech support?  I get
> answers from them in about 2
> to 6 hours every time I send them an email, and it's
> free (you did purchase
> the program right ;).  The last time I emailed I got
> an answer from the guy
> that started the company!
> 
> I don't understand why people think the engineers on
> this list would know
> the answers to stuff like this better than the
> people that built the
> software / manufactured the epoxy / wrote the
> code...
> 
> ~~ Eli Grassley
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Riley [mailto:jpriley485(--nospam--at)yahoo.com] 
> Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2005 3:34 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Visual Analysis
> 
> I'm having trouble in Visual Analysis modeling a
> relatively simple building.  To simulate the floor
> and
> roof diaphragms I first entered plates; steel for
> roof
> and concrete for floor.  I think I'm having two
> problems with this approach.
> 
> 1. The plate weights are added to the nodes.
> 2. FEM's are added to the nodes.
> 
> VA has a rigid diaphragm feature, which I thought
> would be better.  Trouble is, I have a couple nodes
> at
> each level that can't translate laterally because of
> existing construction.  If I put a lateral support
> at
> those nodes, VA doesn't like it because I guess you
> can't have supports in the plane of a rigid
> diaphragm.
> 
> Can anyone help?
> 
> John Riley
> 
> 
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