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ETABS 2013 is the most sophisticated and technologically-advanced software product available to structural engineers today. It defines the future of building design software, setting the stage for unsurpassed capability and efficiency worldwide.

 ETABS 2013 sets the gold standard, yet again. Featuring versatile modeling technology, stunning graphics, efficient numerical methods and powerful optimization algorithms for design, ETABS 2013 offers unmatched levels of integration and productivity.  It addresses numerous international building codes while producing complete design reports and schematic construction drawings to meet the demanding needs of the modern structural engineering professional

   
ETABS 2013 New Features
   

Modeling

  • Model Explorer for easy access to all program capabilities
  • Non-modal forms for easy access to select, edit, assign and display
  • Create models by converting AutoCAD Architectural plan to 3D ETABS objects
  • Create models by tracing over AutoCAD plans
  • Ability to add 2D/3D models from templates
  • Live preview of changes while editing or drafting
  • Explicit modeling of curved beams, curved floor edges and curved walls
  • Tracing of building perimeter for quick draw of floor plates
  • Zoom and rotation during model creation
  • Create shearwall and elevator cores parametrically
  • Enhanced editing and selection capabilities
  • Intelligent snaps for easy model creation
  • Introducing multi-tower concepts with tower dependent stories and grids
  • Linear and Nonlinear support properties for point, line and area objects
  • Area load set definitions for load assignments
  • All input/output in user defined mixed units

Analysis

  • 64 bit Advanced SAPFire Analysis Engine for increased problem size & solution
  • New advanced Sparse Solver
  • New multi-threaded solver for multi-CPU, multi-core systems
  • Analysis recognizes and uses 64 bit processing for enhanced performance
  • Model AliveTM feature for instantly seeing the effects of model revision
  • Enhanced meshing capability with more user control
  • Range combination for enveloping pattern loads
  • Construction sequencing allowing changes of members, loads and sections
  • Time dependent concrete age effects, creep and shrinkage
  • Geometric modification – shape finding for specified final geometry
  • Nonlinear layered shell element for shearwall performance based design
  • Nonlinear element to model Triple Pendulum base isolators
  • Nonlinear element for multi-linear plasticity for modeling soil supports
  • Automated nonlinear fiber hinge model for frame elements
  • Buckling analysis for any applied load from any stressed condition
  • Linear and nonlinear direct integration time history analysis
  • Enhanced section cuts – results for wall, slab or diaphragm design
  • Generalized displacement definitions for deformation measures

 

Design

  • Automated static lateral seismic loads implemented for codes listed below
  • Automated static lateral wind loads implemented for codes listed below
  • Response Spectrum functions implemented for codes listed below
  • Auto-permutation of directions and eccentricities for static Wind and Seismic
  • Updated generation of lateral Notional loads for design
  • Live Load Reduction factors implemented for codes listed below
  • Enhanced design output
  • Updated Steel frame design including seismic for codes listed below
  • Special considerations for EBF and BRB
  • Updated Concrete frame design including seismic for codes listed below
  • Updated Composite Beam design for codes listed below
  • Added Composite column design for codes listed below
  • Updated Shearwall design including seismic for codes listed below
  • Added Masonry Shearwall Design based on ACI 530-11
  • Updated Steel Joist Design based on SJI 2010
  • Wall reinforcement design optimization
  • Curved shearwall design
  • Drift optimization for steel and concrete frame structures
  • Drift optimization for shearwall structures
  • Added Steel connections design including base plates for AISC 360-10

 

Graphical Display

  • Increased number of view windows
  • Ray tracing, textures, lights and shadows for true rendering
  • Direct X view window with fly through
  • Display of forces acting on a diaphragm
  • Vector direction plots of maximum forces/stresses in slabs and walls
  • Story load, shear and moment diagrams over building height
  • Print graphics using user specified drawing scale

Output

  • All input, output and design viewable in table format
  • Easy access to corresponding tables from Model Explorer
  • Table display improved, including filters and selection
  • Automated generation of standard reports
  • Fully customizable report generation
  • Report includes tabular and graphical output
  • Named displays and user text can be added to reports
  • Report is viewable on screen
  • Report can create .docx

Detailing

  • Creation of schematic construction drawings for concrete and steel structures
  • Framing plans and schedules for steel frames
  • Framing plans and schedules for composite floors
  • Reinforcing schedules for concrete beams and columns
  • Reinforcing details for concrete shear wall elevations and cross-sections
  • Customizable detailing rules
  • Customizable drawing sheets with multiple views
  • Automated Bill of Quantities
  • Print or export to AutoCAD

External Interfacing

  • ETABS API for custom programming and interfacing
  • Import/Export of analytical and physical model using IFC2x2, 2X3, 2X4
  • Import/Export model from/to Revit 2011, 2012 and 2013
  • Import/Export model from/to AutoCAD 2011, 2012 and 2013
  • Export graphics to pdf, dxf, bmp, jpeg, giff, png formats

Documentation

  • Enhanced Online/Offline Help
  • New User’s manuals
  • Updated Analysis manual
  • New Tutorials and Watch and Learn movies
  • New Design manuals
  • New Verification manual

List of Implemented Design Codes

 
Static lateral seismic load codes:
  • ASCE 7-10
  • AS/NZS 1170 2002
  • GB50011-2010
  • Eurocode 8 2004
  • IS 1893 2002
  • Italian NTC 2008
  • NBCC 2010
  • Turkish Seismic Code 2007
  • NZS 1170 2004
  • BOCA 96
  • ASCE 7-02
  • ASCE 7-05
  • NBCC 95
  • NBCC 2005
  • NEHRP 97
  • UBC 94
  • UBC 97
  • UBC 97 Isolated

Response Spectrum functions codes:

  • AS1170-2007
  • ASCE 7-02
  • ASCE 7-05
  • ASCE 7-10
  • BOCA 96
  • GB50011-2010
  • Eurocode 8-2004
  • IS 1893:2002
  • Italian NTC 2008
  • Italian3274
  • NBCC 2005
  • NBCC 2010
  • NBCC95
  • NEHRP97
  • NZS1170-2004
  • NZS 4203
  • Turkish Seismic Code 2007
  • UBC 94
  • UBC 97

Steel frame design codes:AISC 360-10

  • AISC 360-05
  • AISC LRFD 93
  • AISC ASD 89
  • AS 4100-1998
  • BS 5950-2000
  • CSA S16-09
  • Eurocode 3-2005
  • IS 800:2007
  • Italian NTC 2008
  • NZS 3404:1997
  • GB50017-2003

Composite Beam design codes:

  • AISC 360-10
  • AISC 360-05
  • BS 5950-1990
  • CSA S16-09
  • Eurocode 4-2004
  • GB50017-2003

 Composite column design:

  • AISC 360-10
  • JGJ3-2010, CECS159:2004, JGJ138-2001
Static lateral wind loads codes:
  • ASCE 7-10
  • AS/NZS 1170.2:2002
  • GB50009-2012
  • Eurocode 1 2005
  • Indian IS875:1987
  • Italian NTC 2008
  • NBCC 2010
  • Turkish TS 498-97
  • ASCE 7-88
  • ASCE 7-95
  • ASCE 7-02
  • ASCE 7-05
  • BOCA96
  • BS 6399-95
  • NBCC 95
  • NBCC 2005
  • Mexican
  • UBC 94
  • UBC 97

Live Load Reduction factors codes:

  • ASCE 7-95
  • ASCE 7-05
  • ASCE 7-10
  • AS/NZ 1170.1-2002
  • Chinese GB 50009-2012
  • Eurocode 1991:2002
  • Hong Kong COP 2011
  • Indian IS 875-1987
  • NBCC95
  • NBCC2005
  • NBCC2010
  • UBC97
  • User Parameters (per Section 1607.5, UBC 1997)
  • User Defined Curves (By Tributary Area)
  • User Defined (By Stories Supported

Concrete frame design codes:

  • ACI 318-11
  • ACI 318-08
  • ACI 530-11
  • AS 3600-09
  • BS8110-97
  • CSA A23.3-04
  • Eurocode 2-2004
  • Hong Kong CP 2004
  • IS 456:2000
  • Italian NTC 2008
  • KCI-1999
  • Mexican RCDF 2004
  • NZS 3101:2006
  • Singapore CP 65:99
  • TS 500-2000
  • GB50010-2010

Shearwall design codes:

  • ACI 318-11
  • ACI 318-08
  • AS 3600-09
  • BS 8110-97
  • CSA A23.3-04
  • Eurocode 2-2004
  • Hong Kong CP 2004
  • IS 456:2000
  • Mexican RCDF 2004
  • NZS 3101:2006
  • Singapore CP 65:99
  • TS 500-2000
  • GB50010-2010
   

 

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