3. Masonry wall creation
3.1 RC wall creation
First the section type is selected from the available options (either from File -> New or from the respective toolbar buttons) :
The geometric data for each section type are displayed in the following figure (these are displayed on screen by clicking the button) :
Additional editor options are as follows :
|button : Displays the RC wall outline (initial figure).
button : Displays the outline of the RC wall’s hidden columns.
button : Displays the outline of the RC wall’s core(s).
Optional parameter Floor : Should the RC wall dimensions vary from floor to floor in the ETABS/Scia Engineer model, then separate sections (.wal fid by the value the user deifnes in this field.
Hidden column reinforcement ratio : For all the section types (except the rectangular), the editor calculates the reinforcement ratios between the hidden columns and the wall (which are to be calculated during the design) from the respective areas of the hidden column regions. These values can be altered by the user in the relevant fields.
3.2 Masonry wall creation