The VisualAnalysis training and feature videos are now located in the help.
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.
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.
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.
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.