Requires: IES QuickFooting
QuickFooting is a utlity program for designing or checking spread-footings under a column. The tool provides sophisticated checks of the footing and pedestal including all the rebar details.
Integration with QuickFooting can save a tremendous amount of time because it exports reactions from many load cases and multiple columns.
How to Use IES QuickFooting
- Define Result Type: QuickFooting can use service case results or "pre-factored" results. Go to and turn on the analysis for all the load cases (they are not necessarily enabled by default for service cases). On the Service Case tab, select each service case that contains loads, and check the box titled "Include in analysis".
- Also check the Project Settings, for Export Results Type to use Service Results.
- After analysis, select one or more
nodes in the Result View and choose Design | Export
VisualAnalysis will generate a “transfer file” (behind the scenes) to export reaction forces into QuickFooting, which is launched with a new project and pre-defined loads.
- Design your footing and save your project in QuickFooting.
For the most accuracy in footing design you should prefer to export service case results to QuickFooting rather than 'pre-factored' load combinatino results.
Once data is exported to QuickFooting it is not “updated” when VisualAnalysis data changes, and no information transfers back to VisualAnalysis. If your forces change in VisualAnalysis you must start the process over or manually update the QuickFooting project.
To learn more about IES QuickFooting or to purchase licenses, please visit the web site or call the sales office.