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Learn how to create a 2D truss model using member end-releases. Because all analysis is using a 3D model, we show you how to make a 2D model stable. Download the .VAP project.
Hnt: For a 2D Truss: fix all nodes in DZ, RX, RY, and RZ.
In VisualAnalysis, members can bend, even with end-releases, just under self-weight. To model a pure academic truss, you need to remove the self-weight and avoid other member loads. Download the .VAP project.
Hint: For a 2D Frame: fix all nodes in DZ, RX, and RY.
Learn how to model moment frames and braced frames in this tutorial that lets you compare different framing techniques in the same project. Download the .VAP project.
Learn how to work in 3 dimensions to create models. Tips for modeling are demonstrated along the way. We also create a wall using a plate element mesh. Download the .VAP project.
IES offers a large number of feature and or training videos for the commercial version of VisualAnalysis. Many of these apply just as well to the educational version of the product.
You will find the videos on our youtube channel: youtube.com/ieswebdotcom.